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Michelle S. Eusebio

Professorial Lecturer
michelleeusebio@yahoo.com

Research Interest:
Southeast Asian archaeology, archaeological chemistry, biomolecular archaeology, ancient foodways and cuisines, uses of natural products from the past to the present, food history, inclusion of historical cemeteries as heritage sites in the Philippines, conservation of cultural heritage materials, making archaeology relevant to contemporary concerns in Southeast Asia, long-term perspectivism in policy making, experimental archaeology, ethnoarchaeology, integration of archaeological science and theory in research, integration of natural and social sciences, as well as history of chemistry.

Area of Specialization:
Southeast Asian Archaeology, Archaeological Chemistry, Organic Residue Analysis of Pottery, Archaeology of Food and Foodways

Current Projects:
2016-present:

“Understanding the Development of Hierarchical Social Organization,” National Science Foundation Project No. 1356961 at the Department of Anthropology and Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida (October 14, 2016-present) under Primary Investigator (PI): Dr. Neill Wallis and co-PI: Assoc. Prof. John Krigbaum. Involves ongoing processing and analysis of organic residues on archaeological earthenware pottery (30 utilitarian and ritual vessels) from Middle Woodland “Weeden Island” assemblages in north-central Florida (ca. AD 200-600).

2014-present:

The Neolithic Transition in Central and Southern Vietnam Project, Australian National University [Assoc. Prof. Philip J. Piper, Primary Investigator (PI)]. Field crewmember for the 2014 excavation of Lo Gach site in Long An Province, Vietnam and post-excavation work on excavated cultural materials at the Long An Provincial Museum with archaeologists from Long An Museum, Center for Archaeological Studies of Southern Institute for Sustainable Development, and Australian National University.

2012-present:

The Creation of Southeast Asian peoples and cultures, 3500 BC to AD 500 Project, Australian National University (Assoc. Prof. Philip J. Piper, PI). Field crewmember for the 2012 fieldwork at the Long An Province and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam with archaeologists from Long An Museum, Center for Archaeological Studies of Southern Institute for Sustainable Development, and Australian National University.

2012-present:

Ifugao Archaeological Project, University of Guam (Dr. Stephen B. Acabado, PI). Field crewmember for the 2013 Field School at the Old Kiyyangan Village, Kiangan, Ifugao, Philippines with archaeologists and students from University of Guam, University of the Philippines Archaeological Studies Program, National Museum of the Philippines, and Save the Ifugao Terraces Movement, Inc.

Education:

2016

Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology major Archaeology. Department of Anthropology, University of Florida, Florida, USA. Dissertation Title: Pottery, Cuisine, and Community Identity in Neolithic and Metal Age Southeast Asia: Biomolecular and Isotopic Investigation of Organic Residues

2010

Masters of Science in Archaeology. Archaeological Studies Program, University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines. Thesis Title: An Evaluation of Fatty Acid Residue Analysis in Philippine Archaeological Pottery and its Application to the Earthenware Pots from 13th-14th Century Porac, Pampanga

2002

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. Institute of Chemistry, College of Science, University of the Philippines. Thesis Topic: Fractionation of Cytotoxic Metabolites from Chlorella infusionum Beijerinck (CP4).

Archaeology Courses Taught:

Archaeology 2:

World Archaeology

Publications:

Refereed Journal Articles:

2015

Eusebio, M.S. 2015. Foodways through Ceramics in Southeast Asian Archaeology: A View from Southern Vietnam. Journal of Indo-Pacific Archaeology 37: 14-24

2015

Eusebio, M.S. & Ceron, J.R., Acabado, S.B., Krigbaum, J.S. 2015. Rice Pots or Not? Exploring Ancient Ifugao Foodways through Organic Residue Analysis and Paleobotany. National Museum Cultural Heritage Journal 1, (1): 11-20.

2012

Eusebio, M.S. 2012. Expansion of Austronesian Languages and their Speakers during the Neolithic as Inferred from Archaeological Evidence and Genetic Diversity in Southeast Asian and Discussed in Five Journals. Hukay: Journal for Archaeological Research in Asia and the Pacific, (17): 111-124.

2005

Eusebio, M.S. 2005. The Distributional Analysis of Cultural Materials Excavated from Trenches 1 and 2, Gales Property, Huluga Open Site, Cagayan de Oro City. Hukay: Journal for Archaeological Research in Asia and the Pacific, (7): 41-53.

2005

Neri, L.A.M., Paz, V.J., Cayron, J.G., Robles, E.C.R., Ragrario, A.M.M., Eusebio, M.S., Hernandez, V.P.C., & Carlos, A.J.B. 2005. The Distributional Analysis of Cultural Materials Excavated from Trenches 1 and 2, Gales Property, Huluga Open Site, Cagayan de Oro City. Hukay: Journal for Archaeological Research in Asia and the Pacific, (7): 41-53.

Book Chapter:

2016

Eusebio, M.S., 2016. Colonial Period Cemeteries as Filipino Heritage. Himlayan, Kamposanto, Pantyon, Sementeryo: Exploring Philippine Cemeteries, edited by Grace Barretto-Tesoro, 169-198.

Conference Proceedings:

2016

Eusebio, M.S., 2015.Temporality of the People in Island Southeast Asia as Reflected in Rice Agriculture. In Advancing Southeast Asian Archaeology 2013: Seleceted Papers from the First SEAMEO-SPAFA International Conference on Southeast Asian Archaeology, Chonburi, Thailand, 2013, edited by Noel Hidalgo Tan, pp. 227-239, 264-275. SEAMEO-SPAFA, Bangkok.

2009

Eusebio, M.S., 2009. Did our Church Builders Use Egg Whites as Mortar Ingredients?: The Biomolecular Reason Behind Collecting Mortars from Historical Sites. In Proceedings of the Society of Philippine Archaeologists, , edited by Sheldon Clyde Jago-on, Nida Cuevas, and Alexandra de Leon, 71-82. Vol. 7. Manila: The Katipunan Arkeologist ng Pilipinas, Inc.

2009

Ceron, Ma. Jasminda Liza R., Eleanor Marie S. Lim, Michelle S. Eusebio, A. Paulita Roa, Ma. Elena Wright, and Michael James Herrera. 2009. The Wooden Posts of Opol Church Ruins, Misamis Oriental. In Proceedings of the Society of Philippine Archaeologists, , edited by Sheldon Clyde Jago-on, Nida Cuevas, and Alexandra de Leon, 83-93. Vol. 7. Manila: The Katipunan Arkeologist ng Pilipinas, Inc.

Other Publications:

2015

Eusebio, Michelle S. and Amy Jordan. 2015. Beyond Subsistence: Food and Foodways in Indo-Pacific Archaeology, An Introduction. Journal of Indo-Pacific Archaeology 37: 1-3.

2014

Eusebio, Michelle S. 2014. A Sojourn into the Foodways of Prehistoric Southern Vietnam. SAS Bulletin: Newsletter of the Society for Archaeological Sciences 37: 1-3. Extended version at http://socarchsci.blogspot.com/2014/09/a-sojourn-into-foodways-of-prehistoric.html.