Past Cultures and Populations

ObjectivesResearchersResearch ProjectsPublications

Main Researcher: Vítor M. J. Matos

The present unit focuses on the relevance of skeletal remains to the study of the human condition and human behavior in general. Human bone is the basis of the work here undertaken. Therefore, in this unit several analysis of past populations, from the Mesolithic to the Modern Era are being carried out with the aim of revealing life history at both the individual and the population levels. Since this analysis starts on the field, we are involved with several excavations of human bones from archaeological contexts. Their paleobiological study is done on the Laboratory of Paleodemography and Paleopathology in the Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the Coimbra University, which is collaborating both with the Service of Imagiology of the Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra and with the National Institute of Forensic Medicine.

The items analysed varied from sex diagnoses, age at death, morphological aspects, paleopathology, such as infectious and rheumatic diseases, stress indicators and dietary behavior. Many of this topics are being researched as masters and Phd thesis. For these researches the potential of the well documented, large and identified skeletal collections of Museu Antropológico of the University of Coimbra has been fundamental.

 

Coordinator

Vítor Matos
Researcher; Group Coordinator
Vítor MatosResearcher; Group Coordinator

 

Research group: Past Cultures and Populations (Group Coordinator) VMatos

Institutional Address: Department of Life Sciences

E-mail: vmatos@antrop.uc.pt

 

Researchers

Ana Luísa Santos
Assistant Professor
Ana Luísa SantosAssistant Professor

 

ALSantos

Research group: Past Cultures and Populations

Institutional Address: Department of Life Sciences

E-mail: alsantos@antrop.uc.pt

Phone number: +351 239 240 718

 

Research interests: 

Biological Anthropology; Paleopathology, History of diseases, Funerary Anthropology.

Skeletal Biology, Age-at- death, Paleodemography.

Pre-Columbian Caribbean.

Multidisciplinary approach to the study of human skeletal remains, articulating data
obtained directly from macroscopic and radiological observations with information
from secondary sources, such as documents, archives and iconographies.

The study of health in past populations in particular the spread of infectious diseases, as
a consequence of migration, socioeconomic changes and wars.

Evolution of diagnosis, therapeutic and prevention of diseases in the last millennia such
as the changes of behaviours and exclusion of patients from society.

 

Personal URL:

http://www.uc.pt/fctuc/dcv/pessoas/docentes/a_santos/index

Orcid: http://orcid.org/0000-0001- 6073-1532

Scopus: http://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.url?authorId=13204856100

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=pzdUetYAAAAJ&hl=pt-PT

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ana_Luisa_Santos

Academia: https://coimbra.academia.edu/AnaLuisaSantos

DeGóis: http://www.degois.pt/visualizador/curriculum.jsp?key=3477900544307421

Researcher ID: A-1128- 2010

 

 

Ana Maria Silva
Assistant Professor
Ana Maria SilvaAssistant Professor

 

AMSilva

Research group: Past Cultures and Populations

Institutional Address: Department of Life Sciences

E-mail: amgsilva@antrop.uc.pt

 

Personal URL:

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ana_Silva44

Academia: https://coimbra.academia.edu/AnaMariaSilva

DeGóis: http://www.degois.pt/visualizador/curriculum.jsp?key=8719481131162428

Célia Lopes
Post-Doc Researcher
Célia LopesPost-Doc Researcher

Research group: Past Cultures and Populations

Institutional Address:11143090_10204810106031568_5846696469997212767_n

Research Centre for Anthropology and Health (CIAS)

Department of Life Sciences

Email: lopesc@ci.uc.pt

 

Research interests:

The main research interest focuses on:

  • the study of populations of the past;
  • paleopathology, in particular the spread of infectious diseases and their impact on human skeleton;
  • History of diseases, evolution of diagnosis, therapeutic and prevention;
  • Funerary Anthropology.

 

Ongoing Projects:

“A transição epidemiológica no interior de Portugal continental contada através dos ossos. Estudo demográfico e paleopatológico da coleção identificada de Évora.” – Investigação de pós-doutoramento financiada pela Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (SFRH/BPD/117128/2016)

 

Personal URL:

DeGóis: http://www.degois.pt/visualizador/curriculum.jsp?key=9747598328292698

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Celia_Lopes2

Academia: https://coimbra.academia.edu/C%C3%A9liaLopes

 

Charlotte Y. Henderson
Post-Doc Researcher
Charlotte Y. HendersonPost-Doc Researcher

Research group: Past Cultures and Populations

Phone number:
Email: c.y.henderson@uc.ptcharlotte

Research interests:
My research interests focus on occupational disease and injury in past populations, predominantly in terms of their identification, but also their impact on the individual and the societies in which they lived.
This research focus stems from my studies of entheseal changes, widely used to study occupation in past societies. I continue to work on recording methods and the interpretation of data for these. I am also the leader of the working group on methodology set up after the Workshop on MSM, Coimbra 2009.

 

Ongoing Projects:
2012 – now. Postdoctoral research funding: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) SFRH/BPD/82559/2011. Title. Identifying occupation: a test using identified skeletal collections.

Closed Projects:
March 2013 – October 2013. Wenner-Gren Workshop Grant CONF-632. Grant to organise a workshop in Coimbra in July 2013 for the working groups on entheseal changes. Investigators: Dr S. Villotte, Dr C. Henderson, Dr F. Alves Cardoso and Dr G Perreard-Lopreno. Title. “Entheseal changes and reconstruction of human behavior: towards standardization”. Budget $11 397.January 2013 – October 2013. Wolfson Research Institute Small Grant. Exploratory grant for 9 months with start date January 2013. Principal Investigator. Dr G. King and co-investigators Dr
C Henderson and Dr R Gowland. Title. “The ecology of disease: using ELISA to test for seronegative spondyloarthropathies and their triggers in an archaeological context.” Budget £1000.
Cláudia Umbelino
Assistant Professor
Cláudia UmbelinoAssistant Professor
Research group: Past Cultures and Populations Claudia
Institutional Address:
Departamento de Ciências da Vida
Universidade de Coimbra
Phone number: +351 239 240 729
Email: umbelino@antrop.uc.pt
Research interests:
  • Paleodiets
  • Osteology
  • Prehistory
  • Bioarchaeology
  • Paleoanthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Paleopathology
  • Physical Anthropology
  • Excavation
  • Anthropology
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Prehistoric Archaeology
  • Skeletal Biology
  • Human Evolution
  • Forensic Archaeology
  • Taphonomy
  • Dental Anthropology
  • Evolutionary Anthropology
  • Odontology
  • Archaeological Chemistry
Personal URL:
David Gonçalves
Post-Doc Researcher
David GonçalvesPost-Doc Researcher

 

Research group: Past Cultures and Populations DGoncalves

Institutional Addresses:

1) Research Centre for Anthropology and Health

2) Laboratório de Arqueociências, DGPC and LARC/CIBIO/InBIO

Email: davidmiguelgoncalves@gmail.com

Phone number: +351 213626328 (LARC)

 

Research interests:

I have a special interest in Forensic Anthropology, Human Osteology, Bioanthropological Methods and Funerary Anthropology with a special focus on ancient cremations and burned bones. I am currently coordinating the HOT Project. The main objectives are to improve our understanding of heat-induced changes to bone and teeth and to improve analytical methods that are specific to burned skeletal remains.

 

Ongoing Projects:

 

-Compilation of the first worldwide collection of experimentally semi-burned human skeletons. (Postdoc grant – SFRH / BPD / 84268 / 2012) – 54,030.00€ (FCT).[PI]

-HOT Project ResearcH PrOject of the CEI/XXI Burned SkeleTons

PI: David Gonçalves (CIAS/InBIO)

Other members: check http://www.hotresearch.wix.com/main

State: ongoing

Funded by: not funded

Dates: 2013-∞

Participant Institutions: Laboratory of Forensic Anthropology (U. Coimbra/PT); Research Centre for Anthropology and Health (PT); LARC/Cibio/InBio (PT); University of Teesside (UK); University of Sassari (IT); University of Cambridge (UK); Unidade de I&D Química-Física Molecular (U. Coimbra/PT); University of Leicester (UK)

 

-IRonBONE – Returning ‘metrics’ to osteometrics in burned human skeletal remains: estimating heat-induced dimensional change through spectroscopy

PI: David Gonçalves (CIAS/InBIO)

Other members: Luís Batista de Carvalho; Maria Paula Marques; Stewart Parker; Maria Teresa Ferreira; Angela Gonçalves.

Proponent Institution: University of Coimbra

Funded by: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (PTDC/IVC-ANT/1201/2014) – 54,514.00€*

Dates: 2015-2017

Participant Institutions: ISIS Facility – CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory; Research Centre for Anthropology and Health; University of Cambridge; Unidade de I&D Química-Física

Molecular (UC)

 

-ESTELA Project: systematization of the archaeological data associated to the South-Western script (Iron Age, South of Portugal)

PI: P. Barros (IGESPAR, IP); S. Melro (IGESPAR, IP)

Other members: Susana Estrela

State: ongoing

Funded by: Algarve Archaeological Association – 1,200.00€ (ongoing)

Dates: 2010-2018

 

Closed Projects:

– The peasant societies of the 1st millenium BC in Central Alentejo.[collaborator]

– The Algar do Bom Santo and the Neolithic societies of the Portuguese Estremadura

(6th-4th millenia BC). PTDC/HIS-ARQ/098633/2008 – 105,000.00€ (FCT).[collaborator]

 

 

Personal URL:

http://hotresearch.wix.com/main

https://coimbra.academia.edu/DGon%C3%A7alves

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/David_Goncalves

http://www.degois.pt/visualizador/curriculum.jsp?key=5597260311810934

Francisco Curate
Post-Doc Researcher
Francisco CuratePost-Doc Researcher

Research group: Past Cultures and Populations FCurate

Institutional Address:

Research Centre for Anthropology and Health (CIAS)

Department of Life Sciences

Email: fcurate@uc.pt

 

Personal URL:

DeGois: http://www.degois.pt/visualizador/curriculum.jsp?key=7872612291835339

Academia: https://coimbra.academia.edu/FranciscoCurate

 

Luciana Sianto
Post-Doc Researcher
Luciana SiantoPost-Doc Researcher

 

Research group: PaLSiantost Cultures and Populations

Institutional Address:

Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública.
Rua Leopoldo Bulhões 1480, DENSP Bonsucesso
21041210 – Rio de Janeiro, RJ – Brasil
Email: lucianasianto@gmail.com

 

Research interests:

Conducts research in the areas of Parasitology and Ecology, on the following topics: Paleoparasitology, Paleoepidemiology, Paleoecology, Paleopathology, parasitism and host-parasite-environment relationships, origin and evolution of parasitic infections.

 

Sofia N. Wasterlain
Assistant Professor
Sofia N. WasterlainAssistant Professor

 

Research group: Past Cultures and PopulationsRSWasterlein

Institutional Address:

Departamento de Ciências da Vida

Universidade de Coimbra

Email: sofiawas@antrop.uc.pt

Phone number: + 351 239 240 717

 

Research interests:

The main research interest focuses on the study of populations of the past, paleopathology, dental anthropology, the development and testing methodologies of sexual diagnosis, estimation of height and age-at- death.

 

 

Teresa Matos Fernandes
Assistant Professor
Teresa Matos FernandesAssistant Professor

 

Collaborators

Alexandrina Alves
Researcher
Alexandrina AlvesResearcher
Álvaro Monge-Calleja
PhD Student
Álvaro Monge-CallejaPhD Student

 

Research group: Past cultures and populationss200__lvaro.monge_calleja

Institutional Address:

Departamento de Ciências da Vida

Centro de Investigação em Antropologia e Saúde

Email: manu_alvaro16@hotmail.com

 

Research interests:

Physical Anthropology; Osteology; Bioarchaeology; Forensic Anthropology; Skeletal Biology; Paleopathology; Paleoanthropology; Forensic Archaeology; Human Anatomy; Forensics; Bone Biology; Skeletal Development; Anthropology; Skeleton; Osteoarchaeology

Personal URL:

https://coimbra.academia.edu/%C3%81lvaroMongeCalleja

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Alvaro_Monge3

Ana Curto
PhD Student
Ana CurtoPhD Student
Ana Pelicano
Master's Student
Ana PelicanoMaster's Student
Ana Seabra
Researcher
Ana SeabraResearcher

 

Research group: Past Cultures and Populationsana seabra

Email: asbr73@gmail.com

Research interests:

  •  Anthropological databases and preservation of anthropological field reports and information
  • Terminology in Bioarchaeology
  • Mortuary practices of Past Populations
  • Paleobiology

 

Personal URL:

https://independent.academia.edu/anaseabra

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ana_Lema_Seabra

Bruno M. Magalhães
PhD Student
Bruno M. MagalhãesPhD Student

 

Research group: Past Cultures and Populations DSCF4231

Institutional Address: Research Centre for Anthropology and Health

Email: bruno.miguel.silva.magalhaes@gmail.com

Phone number:

 

Research interests:

Paleopathology; Funerary Anthropology; Archeology; Human Evolution.

 

Ongoing Projects:

“Nasal and sinonasal diseases and conditions of the human skull in identified Portuguese osteological collections”. Fellowship reference SFRH/BD/102980/2014, funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT).

 

Personal URL:

https://coimbra.academia.edu/BrunoMagalh%C3%A3es

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Bruno_M_Magalhaes2?ev=hdr_xprf&_sg=pNCjwEfKz8IYpkclqHHXVACxSF_TVMFmNnQgpaMQnjndgb-ua_ETugKTBHGT7tJO

 

 

Carina Marques
Researcher
Carina MarquesResearcher
Cidália Duarte
Researcher
Cidália DuarteResearcher
Cláudia Cunha
Researcher
Cláudia CunhaResearcher

 

Research group: Past Cultures and Populations s200_claudia.cunha
Institutional Address:
Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi.
Avenida Perimetral, 1901
Terra Firme
66077830 – Belém, PA – Brasil
Email: claudia.cunha.k@gmail.com
Research interests:
  • Prehistory
  • Bioarchaeology
  • Paleoanthropology
  • Osteology
  • Dental Anthropology
  • Mummies
  • Anthropology
  • Osteoarchaeology
  • Excavation
  • Neolithic Archaeology
  • Paleobiology
  • Archaeology
  • Age Determination by Teeth
  • Paleopathology
  • Non-dietary use of teeth
  • industry on human bones
  • Physical Anthropology
  • Taphonomy
  • Burial
  • Cemeteries
  • Skeletal Development
  • Cremation
  • Sexual Dimorphism
  • Paleodontology
  • Age Determination by Skeleton
  • Chalcolithic
  • Funerary Archaeology
  • Protection Of Cultural Heritage
  • Monasteries
  • paleodemography
  • Funeral Rites
  • Iron Age
  • Rock Art
  • Human Evolution
  • Cultural History
  • anatomical landmarks
  • Human Biology
  • Facial Bones
  • Mandible
  • Maxilla
  • Strontium Isotopes
  • Bronze Age
  • Early Bronze Age
  • Skeletal sexual diagnosis
  • Dental Pathology
  • Dental Morphology
  • Chalcolithic populations
  • Forensic Odontology (Forensic Dentistry)
  • Ceremonial Behaviour
  • Discrete dental Traits
  • Heritage
  • Culture
  • Forensic Archaeology
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Chronology
Personal URL:

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Claudia_Cunha

Cláudia Relvado
Researcher
Cláudia RelvadoResearcher
Cristina Afonso
PhD Student
Cristina AfonsoPhD Student
Daniel Fernandes
PhD Student
Daniel FernandesPhD Student

 

Research group: Past cultures and populationsdaniel F

Institutional Address:

UCD School of Archaeology

Newman Building, University College Dublin

Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

Email: daniel.fernandes@ucdconnect.ie

 

Research interests:

Applying new and innovative technologies to study the past is my broadest professional interest. Specifically speaking, I focus on the genomics of prehistoric human populations by directly accessing ancient DNA of Mesolithic and Neolithic individuals. The main questions I research about are migrations and trait selection, with an interest in Southern Europe and the Mediterranean islands, during the Neolithic expansions into Europe. I also have some interest in the Bronze and Iron age periods. Methodological experimentation and protocol optimizations for ancient DNA is also a topic that I work on.

 

Personal URL:

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Daniel_Fernandes9

http://www.ucd.ie/archaeology/research/phd/daniel_fernandes/

 

 

Daniel Fidalgo
Researcher
Daniel FidalgoResearcher
Daniel García Rivero
Assistant Professor
Daniel García RiveroAssistant Professor

Research group: Past Cultures and Populations

Institutional Address:

Department of Prehistory and Archaeology,

C/ Doña María de Padilla, s/n,

41004, Seville (Spain)

 

Email: garciarivero@us.es

 

Research interests:

Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural evolution, Prehistory, Systematics

 

Personal URL:

http://personal.us.es/garciarivero/

http://us.academia.edu/DanielGarciaRivero

 

Daniela Pereira
Researcher
Daniela PereiraResearcher
Danúbia Rodrigues
PhD Student
Danúbia RodriguesPhD Student

 

Research group: Past cultures and populations danubia

Email: danubia.rodrigues2@gmail.com

Institutional Address:

Departamento de Ciências da Vida

Centro de Investigação em Antropologia e Saúde

 

Personal URL:

Curriculo http://lattes.cnpq.br/5508688315153424

Eugénia Cunha
Full Professor
Eugénia CunhaFull Professor

 

Research group: Past Cultures and Populations ecunha

Institutional Address: Department of Life Sciences

Phone number: +351 239 240 711

Fax: +351 239 240 701

Email: cunhae@ci.uc.pt

 

Research interests: 

Forensic Anthropology; Human Evolution

 

Personal URL:

http://lfa.uc.pt/member/eugenia-cunha

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Eugenia_Cunha?_sg=Rbx7ptNEL9Xi0Z3g3FmEoEFvwnL0-DFhgp2x0DhJ1dgzDA97mSfpxV3FyKvWjcadaVjMg79rRHepW8toI0zl1A

Fátima Almeida
PhD Student
Fátima AlmeidaPhD Student
Filipa Cortesão Silva
Researcher
Filipa Cortesão SilvaResearcher
Filipa Neto
Researcher
Filipa NetoResearcher
Flávio Moraes
PhD Student
Flávio MoraesPhD Student

 

Research group: Past Cultures and Populations flavio

Institutional Address:

Departamento de Ciências da Vida,

Universidade de Coimbra, 3000-056 Coimbra

Email: flavioaguiarac@gmail.com

 

Research interests:

 

Personal URL:

http://lattes.cnpq.br/1000961991443221

Hugo Cardoso
Researcher
Hugo CardosoResearcher
Inês Leandro
Researcher
Inês LeandroResearcher
Inês Oliveira-Santos
Researcher
Inês Oliveira-SantosResearcher

 

Research group: Past cultures and populations inessantos

Institutional Address:

Departamento de Ciências da Vida

Centro de Investigação em Antropologia e Saúde

Email: ines.olsantos@gmail.com

 

Research interests:

  • Forensic Archaeology
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Physical Anthropology
  • Osteology
  • Skeletal Biology
  • Age Determination by Skeleton
  • Forensics
  • Investigation
  • Paleopathology
  • Paleoanthropology
  • Bioarchaeology
  • Human Evolution
  • Dental Anthropology
  • Excavation

 

Personal URL:

Researchgate

Academia

Joana Paredes
Researcher
Joana ParedesResearcher
Liliana Matias de Carvalho
PhD Student
Liliana Matias de CarvalhoPhD Student

 

Research group: Past Cultures and PopulationsIMG_7452

Institutional Address:

Departamento de Ciências da Vida,

Universidade de Coimbra, 3000-056 Coimbra

Email: liliana.carvalho@student.uc.pt;

 

 

Research interests:

– Dental Anthropology

– Peleopathology

– Gender studies

– Alimentation studies

– Medieval studies

– Pre and proto-historic archaeology and anthropology

 

Personal URL:

Academia: https://coimbra.academia.edu/LilianaMatiasCarvalho

Linda Melo
Researcher
Linda MeloResearcher
Lucy Shaw Evangelista
PhD Student
Lucy Shaw EvangelistaPhD Student
Maria Augusta Rocha
Researcher
Maria Augusta RochaResearcher
Maria do Rosário Martins
Researcher
Maria do Rosário MartinsResearcher
Maria João Coelho
Researcher
Maria João CoelhoResearcher
Maria João Neves
PhD student
Maria João NevesPhD student

 

Research group: Past Cultures and Populationss200_maria_jo_o.neves

Institutional Address:

CIAS – Centro de Investigação em Antropologia e Saúde

Email: mjoao.neves@dryas.pt; maria.neves@ci.uc.pt

 

 

Research interests:

My main interest is focused on the study of past funerary practices throughout an archaeothanatological approach. I have also a special interest in excavation and digital recording (using ArcGIS, digital planning and 3D documentation) of funerary/mortuary contexts.

 

Ongoing Projects:

Currently I’m finishing my Doctoral Thesis based on an anthropological and archaeological approach of three collective Late Neolithic tombs from southern Portugal. This approach is based on Archaeothanatological principles and GIS tools use.

I participate also in the project “Caçadores-Recolectores e Sociedades Agro-Pastoris: territórios e paisagens culturais no Vale do Sado, na primeira metade do Holocénico – SADO-MESO II”.

DGPC project. Coord. Pablo Arias Cabal (Univerdidad de Cantabria) and Mariana Diniz; (Universidade de Lisboa).

 

Personal URL:

https://coimbra.academia.edu/MariaJo%C3%A3oNeves

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Maria_Neves9

Maria Teresa Ferreira
Researcher
Maria Teresa FerreiraResearcher
Miguel Prôa
Researcher
Miguel PrôaResearcher

 

Research group: Past Cultures and Populations IMG_7373

Personal Email: ampproa@gmail.com

 

Research interests:

My research theme is the evolution of phenotypic variation, particularly shape (using morphometrics), the relationship between form and function, and the computer modelling of phenotypic evolution.

O meu tema de investigação é a evolução da variação fenotípica, sobretudo da forma (usando a morfometria), das relações entre a forma e a função, e a modelação computacional da evolução fenotípica.

 

Mon thème de recherche est l'évolution de la variation phénotypique, surtout de la forme (avec de la morphometrie), des liens entre la forme et la fonction, et la modéllisation de l’évolution phénotypique.

 

Personal URL:

https://inra.academia.edu/MiguelPr%C3%B4a

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Miguel_Proa

https://www.mendeley.com/profiles/miguel-proa/

https://scholar.google.fr/citations?user=UYKVqBMAAAAJ&hl=en

Pedro Fernandes
Researcher
Pedro FernandesResearcher
Ricardo Godinho
Researcher
Ricardo GodinhoResearcher

Research group: Past Cultures and Populations s200_ricardo_miguel.godinho

Institutional Address:

Research Centre for Anthropology and Health (CIAS)

Department of Life Sciences

Email: ricardomiguelgodinho@gmail.com

 

Research interests:

My research focuses on recent hominin cranial form and function; particularly how biomechanics impacts on the skull morphology of modern humans and other recent hominin species. To that end I use Geometric Morphometrics to quantify form and Finite Element Analysis to simulate mechanical function.

 

Ongoing Projects:

Validity and sensitivity of a finite element model of a cadaveric modern human cranium.

The biomechanical significance of the frontal sinus in Kabwe 1 (Homo heidelbergensis).

The biomechanical significance of the browridge in Kabwe 1.

 

Personal URL:

http://www.degois.pt/visualizador/curriculum.jsp?key=2002035790170635

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ricardo_Miguel_Godinho

https://york.academia.edu/RicardoMiguelGodinho

Sandra Assis
Post-Doc Researcher
Sandra AssisPost-Doc Researcher

 

Research group: Past Cultures and Populations Sandra Assis

Institutional Address:

CIAS—Research Centre for Anthropology and Health

Department of Life Sciences

Email: sandraassis78@gmail.com

 

Research interests:

Biological anthropology, paleopathology and paleohistopathology, human evolution, bone tissue, infectious conditions, trauma and enthesial changes, science education & communication

 

Personal URL:

DeGois: http://www.degois.pt/visualizador/curriculum.jsp?key=9704195177851295

Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sandra_Assis

Sofia Tereso
Researcher
Sofia TeresoResearcher

Research group: Past Cultures and Populations s200_sofia.tereso

Institutional Address:

Research Centre for Anthropology and Health (CIAS)

Department of Life Sciences

Email: sofiatereso@gmail.com

 

Ongoing Projects:

“Da capital dos Zoelas a Brigantia”. Projeto financiado pela Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

“Intervención Arqueolóxica, Documentación Fotogramétrica e Dinamización Cultural da necrópole de Medeiros (Monterrei, Ourense; Xuño, 2016)

 

Personal URL:

Susana J. Garcia
Assistant professor
Susana J. GarciaAssistant professor

 

Research group: Past Cultures and Populationssusana_garcia_waifu2x_art_noise1_scale

Institutional Address:

Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas

Rua Almerindo Lessa, 1300-663 Lisboa, Portugal

Phone number: +351213600452

Email: msgarcia@iscsp.ulisboa.pt

 

Research interests:

Research interests include stress indicators and paleopathology of medieval and early modern Portuguese populations.

 

Ongoing Projects:

Urbanization and health in the transition between medieval and modern ages in Portugal: An assessment of indicators of morbidity and mortality of skeletal remains from different Portuguese cemeteries. [Non-financed project submitted to CAPP].

 

Personal URL:

https://lisboa.academia.edu/SusanaGarcia

https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=55611770500

Tânia Pereira
Researcher
Tânia PereiraResearcher
Tiago Tomé
Researcher
Tiago ToméResearcher

Research group: Past Cultures and Populations

Institutional Addresss200_tiago.tom_

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Antropologia, Universidade Federal do Pará – Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas

Cidade Universitária Prof. José da Silveira Netto, Av. Augusto Correa, no 1

CEP 66075-110 Belém – Pará (Brasil)

Email: tiagotome@gmail.com

 

Research interests:

Funerary practices of past societies

Bioarchaeology

Computer applications in Archaeology and Bioanthropology

 

Ongoing Projects:

“Bioarqueologia Amazônica – Construção de uma abordagem integrada em contextos funerários pré-coloniais”

 

Personal URL:

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Tiago_Tome

Academia: https://ppga-ufpa.academia.edu/TiagoTomé

Lattes:  http://lattes.cnpq.br/4916261308143091

Vanessa Campanacho
Researcher
Vanessa CampanachoResearcher

 

Research group: Past Cultures and Populations 

Institutional Address: Research Centre for Anthropology and Health

Email: vcampanacho@gmail.com

 

 

Research interests:

I received my Bachelors Degree in Anthropology, from Faculty of Social and Humanities Sciences, New University of Lisbon in 2008, and my Masters degree in Evolution and  Human Biology, from the Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Coimbra in 2010. My Masters dissertation consisted in determining if occupation and physical activity influenced the bone degeneration rate at the pubic symphysis and iliac auricular surface in 19th and 20th centuries male Portuguese of known age. I received my PhD from the Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield (U.K.) in 2016. My PhD research consisted in determining if body size influenced the bone degeneration rate at the pelvic joints.

I have a keen interest at the field of age at death estimation, especially determining which factors influence bone degeneration in adults, in order to understand bone metamorphosis and how that may influence age at death estimation by skeletal remains. I also have been involved on the study of age estimation of immature individuals; cremated remains’ analysis; and the establishment of sex diagnosis methods. Currently, I am also involved in Paleopatological and epidemiological studies of past populations; and on the investigation of secular trends on femoral sexual dimorphism in Portuguese individuals since the 19th century.

 

Personal URL:

https://sites.google.com/site/vanessacampanacho/

Vânia Carvalho
Researcher
Vânia CarvalhoResearcher
Vitória Duarte
Researcher
Vitória DuarteResearcher

 

Research group: Past cultures and populationsVitória Duarte

Institutional Address:

Departamento de Ciências da Vida

Centro de Investigação em Antropologia e Saúde

Email: vitoria.duarte.ltn@gmail.com

 

Research interests:

Advanced formation on human evolution and skeletal biology. In particular: 1) natural history of man 2) man as a Primate 3) human adaptative capacity 4) human paleontology changes 5) brain evolution 6) interdisciplinary view of human evolution 7) interpretation of skeletal remains from archaeological contexts 8) human genetics 9) human ethology and ecology.

 

Personal URL:

https://coimbra.academia.edu/VickyDuarte

https://www.linkedin.com/in/vitoriaduarte

 

 

 

 

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Past Cultures and Populations is a new research group, created in January 2011, which resulted from the fusion of the groups: Anthropology of Past Populations and Studies in Material Culture.

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