Dolores R Piperno

Summary

Affiliation: Smithsonian Institution
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Processing of wild cereal grains in the Upper Palaeolithic revealed by starch grain analysis
    Dolores R Piperno
    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Box 2072, Balboa, Republic of Panama
    Nature 430:670-3. 2004
  2. pmc Phylogenetic relationships among domesticated and wild species of Cucurbita (Cucurbitaceae) inferred from a mitochondrial gene: Implications for crop plant evolution and areas of origin
    Oris I Sanjur
    Molecular Evolution Laboratories and Center for Tropical Paleoecology and Archaeology, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Box 2072, Balboa, Republic of Panama
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:535-40. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Early maize agriculture and interzonal interaction in southern Peru
    Linda Perry
    Archaeobiology Program, Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, PO Box 37012, MRC 112, Washington, DC 20013 7012, USA
    Nature 440:76-9. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Paleontology. Dinosaurs dined on grass
    Dolores R Piperno
    National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560, USA
    Science 310:1126-8. 2005
  5. pmc Starch grains on human teeth reveal early broad crop diet in northern Peru
    Dolores R Piperno
    Archaeobiology Program, Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:19622-7. 2008
  6. pmc Identification of teosinte, maize, and Tripsacum in Mesoamerica by using pollen, starch grains, and phytoliths
    Irene Holst
    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Apartado Postal 0843 03092, Balboa, Republic of Panama
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:17608-13. 2007
  7. pmc Evidence for the control of phytolith formation in Cucurbita fruits by the hard rind (Hr) genetic locus: Archaeological and ecological implications
    Dolores R Piperno
    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, P O Box 2072, Balboa, Ancon, Republic of Panama
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:10923-8. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Phytolith evidence for early Holocene Cucurbita domestication in southwest Ecuador
    Dolores R Piperno
    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute STRI, Balboa, Panama
    Science 299:1054-7. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Starch fossils and the domestication and dispersal of chili peppers (Capsicum spp. L.) in the Americas
    Linda Perry
    Archaeobiology Program, Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Post Office Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013 7012, USA
    Science 315:986-8. 2007
  10. pmc Microfossil evidence for pre-Columbian maize dispersals in the neotropics from San Andres, Tabasco, Mexico
    Mary E D Pohl
    Department of Anthropology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:6870-5. 2007

Detail Information

Publications10

  1. ncbi request reprint Processing of wild cereal grains in the Upper Palaeolithic revealed by starch grain analysis
    Dolores R Piperno
    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Box 2072, Balboa, Republic of Panama
    Nature 430:670-3. 2004
    ..Our data indicate that routine processing of a selected group of wild cereals, combined with effective methods of cooking ground seeds, were practiced at least 12,000 years before their domestication in southwest Asia...
  2. pmc Phylogenetic relationships among domesticated and wild species of Cucurbita (Cucurbitaceae) inferred from a mitochondrial gene: Implications for crop plant evolution and areas of origin
    Oris I Sanjur
    Molecular Evolution Laboratories and Center for Tropical Paleoecology and Archaeology, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Box 2072, Balboa, Republic of Panama
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:535-40. 2002
    ..The wild ancestor of the other domesticated subspecies, C. pepo subsp. pepo, is undiscovered but is closely related to C. pepo subsp. fraterna and possibly will be found in southern Mexico...
  3. ncbi request reprint Early maize agriculture and interzonal interaction in southern Peru
    Linda Perry
    Archaeobiology Program, Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, PO Box 37012, MRC 112, Washington, DC 20013 7012, USA
    Nature 440:76-9. 2006
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  4. ncbi request reprint Paleontology. Dinosaurs dined on grass
    Dolores R Piperno
    National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560, USA
    Science 310:1126-8. 2005
  5. pmc Starch grains on human teeth reveal early broad crop diet in northern Peru
    Dolores R Piperno
    Archaeobiology Program, Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:19622-7. 2008
    ..P. Starch grain studies of dental remains document plants and edible parts of them not normally preserved in archaeological records and can assume primary roles as direct indicators of ancient human diets and agriculture...
  6. pmc Identification of teosinte, maize, and Tripsacum in Mesoamerica by using pollen, starch grains, and phytoliths
    Irene Holst
    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Apartado Postal 0843 03092, Balboa, Republic of Panama
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:17608-13. 2007
    ..Multiproxy microfossil studies of archaeological and paleoecological contexts appear to be effective tools for investigating the earliest stages of maize domestication and dispersals...
  7. pmc Evidence for the control of phytolith formation in Cucurbita fruits by the hard rind (Hr) genetic locus: Archaeological and ecological implications
    Dolores R Piperno
    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, P O Box 2072, Balboa, Ancon, Republic of Panama
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:10923-8. 2002
    ..When recovered from pre-Columbian archaeological sites, Cucurbita phytoliths represent genetically controlled fossil markers of exploitation and domestication in this important economic genus...
  8. ncbi request reprint Phytolith evidence for early Holocene Cucurbita domestication in southwest Ecuador
    Dolores R Piperno
    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute STRI, Balboa, Panama
    Science 299:1054-7. 2003
    ..These data provide evidence for an independent emergence of plant food production in lowland South America that was contemporaneous with or slightly before that in highland Mesoamerica...
  9. ncbi request reprint Starch fossils and the domestication and dispersal of chili peppers (Capsicum spp. L.) in the Americas
    Linda Perry
    Archaeobiology Program, Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Post Office Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013 7012, USA
    Science 315:986-8. 2007
    ..The starch grain assemblages demonstrate that maize and chilies occurred together as an ancient and widespread Neotropical plant food complex that predates pottery in some regions...
  10. pmc Microfossil evidence for pre-Columbian maize dispersals in the neotropics from San Andres, Tabasco, Mexico
    Mary E D Pohl
    Department of Anthropology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:6870-5. 2007
    ..Multiple data sets from many sites indicate that maize was brought under cultivation and domesticated and had spread rapidly out of its domestication cradle in tropical southwest Mexico by the eighth millennium before the present...