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Berube Eloi

Eloi Berube

McMaster Paleoethnobotanical Research Facility (MPERF)


I completed my BA in Archaeology at the Université Laval in 2015. I am interested in foodways and paleoethnobotany.

My thesis focuses on foodways of the Mixtecs of Achiutla, Oaxaca, Mexico, during the Postclassic and the Early Colonial periods. Using macroremains, phytoliths and starch grains, I will explore how they negotiated the arrival of new foods that came with the Spaniards and if their diet was impacted by it. Through the lenses of entanglement and hybridity, this study will help understand how Mixtecs reacted in their own houses to the arrival of a new culture.