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Creation of an online database of archaeobotanical reference collections from Amazonia

Grant number: 21/10041-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2021
Effective date (End): August 31, 2022
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Archeology
Principal researcher:Jennifer Watling
Grantee:Idian Camargo Capozzoli
Home Institution: Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia (MAE). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:17/25157-0 - Peoples, plants and landscapes in Amazônia, AP.JP

Abstract

This project, destined for an undergraduate student of Computer Sciences or similar, entails designing and creating an online database of reference collection images of phytoliths, starch grains, and carbonized fruits and seeds. The database must be comprehensive, simple to use, and of high enough quality to be useful to archaeobotanists searching for taxonomic identifications of plant remains from archaeological sites. The aim is to create a useful tool for researchers studying Amazonian archaeobotany both in Brazil and around the world. (AU)

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