Caroline Fernandes Caromano

Caroline Fernandes Caromaro

Brazilian archaeologist with special interest on the relationship between peoples and plants in the past and present of the Amazon. Her main research interests include Ethnoarchaeology, Archaeobotany, Ethnobotany, Material Culture, and Museum Studies.


Amazon, Body Ornaments, Seed Beads, Ethnographic Museum Collections



Caroline Fernandes Caromaro

Tropical Botany


“Seeds in Amazonian body ornaments: encapsulated indigenous histories, aesthetic and environmental knowledge”

My 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, my research explores continuities and transformations and how these can reflect wider aspects of encounters, trade, environmental changes and colonial influences.