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Maria Mercedes Martinez Okumura

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Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Biociências (IB)  (Institutional affiliation for the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

I have a bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from the Biosciences Institute of the University of São Paulo (USP 1999), a master's degree (2002) and a doctorate from the same institution (2007). I worked as a researcher-curator at the Department of Biological Anthropology at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom (2006-2010) and then I did postdoctoral studies at the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology of USP (2011-2014). I was a lecturer at the Postgraduate Program in Archaeology (PPGArq) of the Dept. of Anthropology of the National Museum-UFRJ (2014-June 2018). I am currently a lecturer at the Dept. of Genetics and Evolutionary Biology of the Institute of Biosciences of the University of São Paulo and coordinated the Laboratory of Human Evolutionary Studies in this department. I have experience in Archaeology, Bioarchaeology, Biological Anthropology and human evolution, working mainly on the following subjects: human biocultural studies, human microevolutionary studies, Brazilian prehistoric settlement, cultural transmission in hunter-gatherers and application of statistical methods in archaeology. I hold a productivity fellowship at CNPq (PQ-2) and I am a Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Exeter (UK). (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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OKUMURA, MERCEDES; ARAUJO, ASTOLFO G. M.. Contributions to the Dart versus Arrow Debate: New Data from Holocene Projectile Points from Southeastern and Southern Brazil. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências, v. 87, n. 4, p. 2349-2373, . Web of Science Citations: 4. (10/06453-9, 13/13794-5)

ALVES NEVES, WALTER; OKUMURA, MARIA MERCEDES M.; GONZÁLEZ-JOSÉ, ROLANDO; FIGUTI, LEVY; EGGERS, SABINE; BLASIS, PAULO ANTONIO DANTAS DE; HUBBE, MARK OLIVER ROHRIG. A new early Holocene human skeleton from Brazil: implications for the settlement of the New World. Journal of Human Evolution, v. 48, n. 4, p. 403-411, . (98/14254-2, 99/00670-7, 99/12684-2)

LOPONTE, DANIEL; OKUMURA, MERCEDES; CARBONERA, MIRIAN. New records of fishtail projectile points from Brazil and its implications for its peopling. JOURNAL OF LITHIC STUDIES, v. 3, n. 1, . Web of Science Citations: 7. (10/06453-9)

OKUMURA, MERCEDES; ARAUJO, ASTOLFO G. M.. The Southern Divide: Testing morphological differences among bifacial points from southern and southeastern Brazil using geometric morphometrics. JOURNAL OF LITHIC STUDIES, v. 3, n. 1, . Web of Science Citations: 5. (10/06453-9)

HUBBE, MARK; OKUMURA, MERCEDES; BERNARDO, DANILO V.; NEVES, WALTER A.. Cranial Morphological Diversity of Early, Middle, and Late Holocene Brazilian Groups: Implications for Human Dispersion in Brazil. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, v. 155, n. 4, p. 546-558, . Web of Science Citations: 11. (04/01321-6, 10/06453-9, 08/58729-8)

OKUMURA, MERCEDES; ARAUJO, ASTOLFO G. M.. Long-term cultural stability in hunter-gatherers: a case study using traditional and geometric morphometric analysis of lithic stemmed bifacial points from Southern Brazil. JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE, v. 45, p. 59-71, . Web of Science Citations: 42. (10/06453-9)

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OKUMURA, Maria Mercedes Martinez. Diversidade morfológica craniana, micro-evolução e ocupação pré-histórica da costa brasileira. 2007. Tese (Doutorado) – Instituto de Biociências. Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo. (02/13441-0)

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