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Meliam Gaspar won the Luiz de Castro Faria Prize for best doctoral dissertation!

In the 8th edition of the Luiz de Castro Faria Award, Meliam Gaspar won the prize in the doctoral dissertation category. Congratulations!

Meliam's research, titled Archaeology and History of Karib-speaking peoples: A study of ceramic typology, was developed at the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at the University of São Paulo (USP, Belém), under the guidance of Prof. dr. Fabíola Andréa Silva. 

In 2017-2018, Meliam spent several months at the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University (NL) as a guest of the NEXUS1492 project, during which time she collaborated closely with the team and developed her research further. Read about her studies here.

The Luiz de Castro Faria Award is awarded by the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (Iphan), through the National Archaeology Center (CNA). It recognizes scientific works that deal with the Brazilian Archaeological Heritage.

Meliam recently presented on her research at a virtual symposium (in Portuguese). Click here to see her talk.

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