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Dolores Piperno

Witteveen, N. H., Hobus, C. E. M., Philip, A., Piperno, Dolores R., and McMichael, C. N. H. 2022. "The variability of Amazonian palm phytoliths." Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 300. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.revpalbo.2022.104613.
Piperno, Dolores R., McMichael, Crystal H., Pitman, Nigel C. A., Guevara Andino, Juan Ernesto, Ríos Paredes, Marcos, Heijink, Britte M., and Torres-Montenegro, Luis A. 2021. "A 5,000-year vegetation and fire history for tierra firme forests in the Medio Putumayo-Algodón watersheds, northeastern Peru." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 118, (40). https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2022213118.
Roberts, Patrick, Hamilton, Rebecca, and Piperno, Dolores R. 2021. "Tropical forests as key sites of the "Anthropocene": Past and present perspectives." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 118, (40). https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2109243118.
Heijink, Britte M., McMichael, Crystal N. H., Piperno, Dolores R., Duivenvoorden, Joost F., Cárdenas, Dairon, and Duque, Álvaro. 2020. "Holocene increases in palm abundances in north-western Amazonia." Journal of Biogeography, 47, (3) 698–711. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.13721.
Piperno, Dolores R. 2020. "Plant Cultivation and Domestication at the Vegas Sites: New Evidence from Starch Grain Studies of Human Teeth." In Las Vegas: the Early Holocene Archaeology of Human Occupation in Coastal Ecuador. Stahl, P. W. and Stothert, K. E., editors. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: University of Pittsburgh. In Latin American Archaeology, 25.
Piperno, Dolores R., McMichael, Crystal N. H., and Bush, Mark B. 2019. "Finding forest management in prehistoric Amazonia." Anthropocene, 26 100211. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ancene.2019.100211.
Piperno, Dolores R. 2018. "A model of agricultural origins." Nature Human Behaviour, 2, (7) 446–447. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-018-0390-8.
Dillehay, Tom D., Goodbred, Steve, Pino, Mario, Vásquez Sánchez, Víctor F., Tham, Teresa Rosales, Adovasio, James, Collins, Michael B., Netherly, Patricia J., Hastorf, Christine A., Chiou, Katherine L., Piperno, Dolores R., Rey, Isabel, and Velchoff, Nancy. 2017. "Simple technologies and diverse food strategies of the Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene at Huaca Prieta, Coastal Peru." Science Advances, 3, (5). https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.1602778.
Kennett, Douglas J., Thakar, Heather B., VanDerwarker, Amber M., Webster, David L., Culleton, Brendan J., Harper, Thomas K., Kistler, Logan J., Scheffler, Timothy E., and Hirth, Kenneth. 2017. "High-precision chronology for Central American maize diversification from El Gigante rockshelter, Honduras." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114, (34) 9026–9031. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1705052114.
Lorant, Anne, Perdersen, Sarah, Holst, Irene, Hufford, Matthew B., Winter, Klaus, Piperno, Dolores R., and Ross-Ibarra, Jeffrey. 2017. "The Potential Role of Genetic Assimilation during Maize Domestication." PLoS One, 12, (9) e0184202. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0184202.
McMichael, Crystal H., Feeley, Kenneth J., Dick, Christopher W., Piperno, Dolores R., and Bush, Mark B. 2017. "Comment on “Persistent effects of pre-Columbian plant domestication on Amazonian forest composition”." Science, 358, (6361). https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aan8347.
Piperno, Dolores R. 2017. "Assessing elements of an extended evolutionary synthesis for plant domestication and agricultural origin research." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114, (25) 6429–6437. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1703658114.
Piperno, Dolores R., McMichael, Crystal H., and Bush, Mark B. 2017. "Further evidence for localized, short-term anthropogenic forest alterations across pre-Columbian Amazonia." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114, (21) E4118–E4119. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1705585114.
Piperno, Dolores R., Messner, T., and Holst, I. 2017. "Starch Grains." In In Where the Land Meets the Sea: Fourteen Millennia of Human Behavior at Huaca Prieta, Peru. Dillehay, T. D., editor. 683–688. Austin: University of Texas Press.
Piperno, Dolores R., Ranere, Anthony J., Dickau, Ruth, and Aceituno, Francisco. 2017. "Niche construction and optimal foraging theory in Neotropical agricultural origins: A re-evaluation in consideration of the empirical evidence." Journal of Archaeological Science, 78 214–220. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2017.01.001.
Ball, Terry, Chandler-Ezell, Karol, Duncan, Neil, Dickau, Ruth, Hart, Thomas C., Iriarte, Jose, Lentfer, Carol, Logan, Amanda, Lu, Houyuan, Madella, Marco, Pearsall, Deborah M., Piperno, Dolores R., Rosen, Arlene M., Vrydaghs, Luc, Weisskopf, Alison, and Zhang, Jianping. 2016. "Phytoliths As a Tool for Investigations of Agricultural Origins and Dispersals Around the World." Journal of Archaeological Science, 68 32–45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2015.08.010.
Piperno, Dolores R. 2016. "Standard evaluations of bomb curves and age calibrations along with consideration of environmental and biological variability show the rigor of phytolith dates on modern neotropical plants: Review of comment by Santos, Alexandre, and Prior." Journal of Archaeological Science, 71 59–67. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2016.01.013.
Bush, Mark B., McMichael, Crystal H., Piperno, Dolores R., Silman, Miles R., Barlow, Jos, Peres, Carlos A., Power, Mitchell, and Palace, Michael W. 2015. "Anthropogenic influence on Amazonian forests in pre-history: An ecological perspective." Journal of Biogeography, 42, (12) 2277–2288. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.12638.
Martín, Juan G., Mendizábal, Tomás, Schreg, Rainer, Cooke, Richard G., and Piperno, Dolores R. 2015. "Pre-Columbian raised fields in Panama: First evidence." Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 3 558–564. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2015.08.018.
McMichael, Crystal H., Piperno, Dolores R., and Bush, M. B. 2015. "Comment on Clement et al. 2015 'The domestication of Amazonia before European conquest'." Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 282, (1821). https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2015.1837.
McMichael, Crystal H., Piperno, Dolores R., Neves, Eduardo G., Bush, Mark B., Almeida, Fernando O., Mongeló, Guilherme, and Eyjolfsdottir, Margret B. 2015. "Phytolith Assemblages Along a Gradient of Ancient Human Disturbance in Western Amazonia." Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 3 141. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2015.00141.
Piperno, Dolores R., Holst, Irene, Winter, Klaus, and McMillan, William Owen. 2015. "Teosinte before domestication: Experimental study of growth and phenotypic variability in Late Pleistocene and early Holocene environments." Quaternary International, 363 65–77. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2013.12.049.
Piperno, Dolores R., McMichael, Crystal H., and Bush, Mark B. 2015. "Amazonia and the Anthropocene: What was the spatial extent and intensity of human landscape modification in the Amazon Basin at the end of prehistory?" The Holocene, 25, (10) 1588–1597. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683615588374.
Grayson, D. K., Meltzer, D. J., Buikstra, J. E., Flannery, K. V., Fowler, C. S., Marcus, J., O'Connell, J. F., Piperno, Dolores R., Sabloff, J. A., Smith, Bruce D., Thomas, D. H., Willerslev, E., and Zeder, Melinda A. 2014. "Early Americans: Respecting ancestors." Science, 345, (6195) 390–390. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.345.6195.390-b.
Gremillion, Kristen J., Barton, Loukas, and Piperno, Dolores R. 2014. "Reply to Smith: On distinguishing between models, hypotheses, and theoretical frameworks." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111, (28). https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1408909111.
Gremillion, Kristen J., Barton, Loukas, and Piperno, Dolores R. 2014. "Reply to Zeder: Maintaining a diverse scientific toolkit is not an act of faith." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111, (28). https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1409072111.
Gremillion, Kristen J., Barton, Loukas, and Piperno, Dolores R. 2014. "Particularism and the retreat from theory in the archaeology of agricultural origins." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111, (17) 6171–6177. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1308938110.
Henry, Amanda G., Brooks, Alison S., and Piperno, Dolores R. 2014. "Plant foods and the dietary ecology of Neanderthals and early modern humans." Journal of human evolution, 69 44–54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2013.12.014.
Larson, Greger, Piperno, Dolores R., Allaby, Robin G., Purugganan, Michael D., Andersson, Leif, Arroyo-Kalin, Manuel, Barton, Loukas, Vigueira, Cynthia Climer, Denham, Tim, Dobney, Keith, Doust, Andrew N., Gepts, Paul, Gilbert, M. Thomas P., Gremillion, Kristen J., Lucas, Leilani, Lukens, Lewis, Marshall, Fiona B., Olsen, Kenneth M., Pires, J. C., Richerson, Peter J., de Casas, Rafael Rubio, Sanjur, Oris I., Thomas, Mark G., and Fuller, Dorian Q. 2014. "Current perspectives and the future of domestication studies." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111, (17) 6139–6146. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1323964111.
Martin, Juan G., Mendizabal, Tomas, Schreg, Rainer, Piperno, Dolores R., and Cooke, Richard G. 2014. "First evidence for pre-Columbian raised fields in Central America." Antiquity, 89, (343).
Dillehay, T. D. and Piperno, Dolores R. 2013. "Domestication and the Formative in South America." In The Cambridge world prehistory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Flink, Linus Girdland, Allen, Richard, Barnett, Ross, Malmström, Helena, Peters, Joris, Eriksson, Jonas, Andersson, Leif, Dobney, Keith, and Larson, Greger. 2013. "Establishing the validity of domestication genes using DNA from ancient chickens." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111, (17). https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1308939110.
Fuller, Dorian Q., Denham, Tim, Arroyo-Kalin, Manuel, Lucas, Leilani, Stevens, Chris J., Qin, Ling, Allaby, Robin G., and Puruggana, Michael D. 2013. "Convergent evolution and parallelism in plant domestication revealed by an expanding archaeological record." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111, (17). https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1308937110.
Kraft, Kraig H., Brown, Cecil H., Nabhan, Gary P., Luedeling, Eike, Luna Ruiz, José,de Jes, d'Eeckenbrugge, Geo Coppens, Hijmans, Robert J., and Gepts, Paul. 2013. "Multiple lines of evidence for the origin of domesticated chili pepper, Capsicum annuum, in Mexico." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111, (17). https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1308933111.
McMichael, Crystal H., Bush, Mark B., Silman, Miles R., Piperno, Dolores R., Raczka, Marco, Lobato, Luiz C., Zimmerman, Monica, Hagen, Stephen, and Palace, Michael. 2013. "Historical fire and bamboo dynamics in western Amazonia." Journal of Biogeography, 40, (2) 299–309. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.12002.
Dillehay, T. D., Bonavia, D., Goodbred, S., Pino, M., Vasquez, V., Tham, T. R., Conklin, W., Splitstoser, J., Piperno, Dolores R., Iriarte, J., Grobman, A., Levi-Lazzaris, G., Moreira, D., Lopez, M., Tung, T., Titelbaum, A., Verano, J., Adovasio, James M., Cummings, L. S., Bearez, P., Dufour, E., Tombret, O., Ramirez, M., Beavins, R., DeSantis, L. et al. 2012. "Chronology, mound-building and environment at Huaca Prieta, coastal Peru, from 13 700 to 4000 years ago." Antiquity, 86, (331) 48–70.
Grobman, Alexander, Bonavia, Duccio, Dillehay, Tom D., Piperno, Dolores R., Iriarte, José, and Holst, Irene. 2012. "Preceramic maize from Paredones and Huaca Prieta, Peru." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109, (5) 1755–1759. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1120270109.
Lachniet, Matthew S., Bernal, Juan Pablo, Asmerom, Yemane, Polyak, Victor, and Piperno, Dolores R. 2012. "A 2400 yr Mesoamerican rainfall reconstruction links climate and cultural change." Geology, 40, (3) 259–262. https://doi.org/10.1130/G32471.1.
McMichael, Crystal H., Bush, Mark B., Piperno, Dolores R., Silman, Miles R., Zimmerman, Andrew R., and Anderson, Christina. 2012. "Spatial and temporal scales of pre-Columbian disturbance associated with western Amazonian lakes." The Holocene, 22, (2) 131–141. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683611414932.
McMichael, Crystal H., Piperno, Dolores R., Bush, M. B., Silman, M. R., Zimmerman, A. R., Raczka, M. F., and Lobato, L. C. 2012. "Sparse Pre-Columbian Human Habitation in Western Amazonia." Science, 336, (6087) 1429–1431. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1219982.
Nadel, Dani, Piperno, Dolores R., Holst, Irene, Snir, Ainit, and Weiss, Ehud. 2012. "New evidence for the processing of wild cereal grains at Ohalo II, a 23 000-year-old campsite on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, Israel." Antiquity, 86, (334) 990–1003.
Piperno, Dolores R. 2012. "New Archaeobotanical Information on Early Cultivation and Plant domestication Involving Microplant Remains." In Biodiversity in Agriculture: Domestication, Evolution, & Sustainability. Gepts, P., Famula, T. R., Bettinger, R. L., Brush, S. B., Damania, A. B., McGuire, P. E., and Qualset, C. O., editors. 136–159. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Piperno, Dolores R. and Smith, Bruce D. 2012. "The Origins of Food Production in Mesoamerica." In The Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology. Nichols, D. L. and Poole, C., editors. 151–168. New York: Oxford University Press.
Sheets, Payson, Lentz, David, Piperno, Dolores R., Jones, John, Dixon, Christine, Maloof, George, and Hood, Angela. 2012. "Ancient Manioc Agriculture South of the Ceren Village, El Salvador." Latin American Antiquity, 23, (3) 259–281. https://doi.org/10.7183/1045-6635.23.3.259.
Henry, Amanda G., Brooks, Alison S., and Piperno, Dolores R. 2011. "Microfossils in calculus demonstrate consumption of plants and cooked foods in Neanderthal diets (Shanidar III, Iraq; Spy I and II, Belgium)." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108, (2) 486–491. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1016868108.
Henry, Amanda G., Brooks, Alison S., and Piperno, Dolores R. 2011. "Reply to Collins and Copeland: Spontaneous gelatinization not supported by evidence." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108, (22) E146–E146. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1104199108.
Piperno, Dolores R. 2011. "Northern Peruvian Early and Middle Preceramic Agriculture in Central and South American Context." In Early Foragers and Food Producers in the Andes. Dillehey, T. D., editor. 275–284. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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