Eduardo Góes Neves

Eduardo Góes Neves was born in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1966. He holds a BA in History from the University of São Paulo and a MA and PhD in Archaeology from Indiana University. He is a faculty at the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology of the University of São Paulo. Since 1986, while still and undergraduate student, he has been working with the archaeology of the Amazon basin. His PhD research was an attempt to use archaeology and Indigenous oral tradition to understand the history of the Tukanoan Indians of the northwestern Amazon. He has led the Central Amazon Project from 1995 to 2010, the longest-running continuous archaeological project in the Amazon basin, where many Brazilian and foreign archaeology students got the first hold on field methods for the tropical rain forest. He has published academic and popular science articles in Brazil and abroad and co-curated the exhibition “Unknown Amazon” at the British Museum in 2001. He has also created the curriculum for the undergraduate program in Archaeology of the State University of Amazonas. He has been a visiting professor at Institutions in Argentina, Ecuador and France. He has been president  of the Brazilian Archaeological Society and serves currently at the Board of Directors of the Society for American Archaeology and at the Advisory Council of the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. His work has been documented by the BBC, ZDF, Arte, National Geographic Television and Globo network.