Michael J. Heckenberger

Associate Professor at University of Florida

Location:
2015 North Jefferson Street, Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Company:
University of Florida
HQ Phone:
(904) 588-1800
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Last Updated 11/21/2017

General Information

Education

Ph.D.  - Anthropology , University of Pittsburgh

Affiliations

Project Advisor  - Pennywise Foundation

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Programs & Projects

MICHAEL HECKENBERGER | Principal Investigator, Ipatse Futures Project
mheck@ufl.edu Michael Heckenberger Ph.D. (Associate Professor, University of Florida) has worked with indigenous peoples in the Amazon for over 25 years, particularly the Kuikuro of the Xingu Indigenous Territory (TIX) in the southern Brazilian Amazon. His research with the Kuikuro has revealed the remarkable cultural history of Xinguano groups over the past millennium, published in several books and prominent articles in Science, The Royal Society, and elsewhere. His work as also involved collaboration with the Kuikuro people on community-based projects to improve public health, heritage preservation and ecological conservation, most recently, the Kuikuro Cultural Center or "Casa da Cultura" project (2014-present).

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SALSA Board

Member At-Large: Michael Heckenberger, University of Florida.Term: 2005-2008.

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Ipatse Futures

Pennywise has partnered with Michael Heckenberger (Associate Professor, University of Florida) to create a proposal for sustainable management of the village of Ipatse in the southern Brazilian Amazon.
Dr. Heckenberger has spent more than 25 years living and working with indigenous peoples in the Amazon, particularly the Kuikuro of the Xingu Indigenous Territory (TIX).

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