Work interests: archaeology, ethnobotany, banana, ginger, handicrafts
Affiliation/website: University of Rovira I Virgili
Preferred contact method: Reply to post in blog/forum/group
Preferred contact language(s): French, English, Spanish
Contact: ckerfant [-at-] gmail [-dot-] com
Favourite publications: Science et Vie, National Geographic, Economic Botany, Journal of Ethnobiology, Nature, Antiquity, Journal of Coastal Archaeology
Banana and Ginger for Baskets
Now carrying out fieldwork in Taiwan and Philippines for a Phd project on basket making. I am using a participant-observation approach to learn about the raw materials, techniques, technology and purposes of basket making.
I hope to learn how practitioners assess the properties or qualities of the materials they use, and how the materials are related to end products and uses.
I can translate social/biological research from English or Spanish to...