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Caroline Fernandes Caromano


Dr. C. Fernandes Caromano
+31 71 527 2727

Caroline Fernandes Caromano is a researcher at the Institute for Area Studies.

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Dr. Fernandes Caromano is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Naturalis Biodiversity Center and Visiting Researcher at the Faculty of Archaeology of Leiden University.
She is the PI of the NWO- Veni Project "Seeds in Amazonian body ornaments: encapsulated indigenous histories, aesthetic and environmental knowledge".
Her current research is mainly focused on understanding the connections between aesthetic choices and ethnobotanical knowledge in the production of body ornaments with Amazonian seeds by indigenous peoples. Through a temporal comparative perspective, the research explores continuities and transformations and how these can reflect wider aspects of encounters, trade, environmental changes, and colonial influences.

Curriculum vitae

Dr. Fernandes Caromano studied Social Sciences and Archaeology at the University of São Paulo and the Museu Nacional - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).
She has been a research fellow at the Museum of Archeology and Ethnology of the University of São Paulo, the Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi (Brazil), the LIAS - Leiden University, and the National Museum of Ethnology (The Netherlands).

Her research has been supported by the Dutch Research Council (NWO), RCMC/FEL Junior Fellowship, Leiden Global Interactions Research Profile, FAPESP, CNPq, and Capes.

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  • Heritage of Indigenous Peoples


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