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Gerson Levi

Graduate Student

BA in History (2003) and MA in Archaeology (Magna cum laude, 2007), both at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Gerson Levi-Lazzaris is a second-year graduate student in ethnoarchaeology. His interests include Amazonian archaeology, ethnoecology, global change theory, hunter-gatherer/mobile farmer mobility studies and Yanomami grammar. His previous experiences include long-term ethnographic and archaeological fields in the Central Brazilian Plateau, Amazon, Drylands of Northeast Brazil, the Highlands of Southeast Brazil, Guyanas, Morocco, Portugal, Israel, Southern Chile and North Peruvian Coast. He is strongly involved with Yanomami rights and advocacy, collaborating as volunteer in the Hutukara Yanomami Association (Roraima, Brazil). Recently Levi-Lazzaris received a Summer Research Award from Center for the Americas (2008); a Teaching Assistantship from the Yanomami Association (2008) and took a position as Associated Researcher in the State Museum of Roraima (MIRR) with his long-term "Yutuha Kami Yamaku Ninam Ethnoarchaeological Project" in Brazil and Venezuela. Some publications include his book "Cacadores-coletores da Serra de Paranapiacaba" (forthcoming), articles on hunter-gatherer archaeology, settlement pattern studies and lithic technology as well as translations from Hungarian to Portuguese as "Mundo Hungaro no Brasil" (2001).

His masters thesis is
available online from the University of Sao Paulo.