Populações e Culturas do Passado

ObjectivesResearchersResearch ProjectsPublications

Coordinator: 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   Personal URL: http://www.degois.pt/visualizador/curriculum.jsp?key=9241316088281773 https://coimbra.academia.edu/vmatos https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Vitor_Matos3? Orcid: 0000-0002-2248-1779 ResearcherID: F-3921-2010 Scopus Author ID: 13606806600

Researchers (PhD)

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:

https://www.cienciavitae.pt/portal/F114-E8BE-5FEC

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

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

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

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

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

https://coimbra.academia.edu/AnaLuisaSantos

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

 

Institutional Address: CIAS – Research Centre for Anthropology and Health
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

Institutional Address:
Departamento de Ciências da Vida da 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:
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

 

Sofia N. Wasterlain
Assistant Professor
Sofia N. WasterlainAssistant Professor

Research group: Past Cultures and Populations

 

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.

 

Personal URL: 

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sofia_Wasterlain?

http://www.degois.pt/visualizador/curriculum.jsp?key=2927829615239474

https://coimbra.academia.edu/SofiaWasterlain

Teresa Matos Fernandes
Assistant Professor
Teresa Matos FernandesAssistant Professor

Research group: Past Cultures and Populations 

 

Institutional Address:

Laboratório de Antropologia Biológica

Departamento de Biologia, Escola de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Évora

E-mail: tmf@uevora.pt

 

Research interests:

Human Paleopathology; human past populations

Paleopatologia Humana; Populações Humanas do Passado

 

Personal URL:

Researchers (Non PhD)

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 Rufino
PhD student
Ana RufinoPhD student

Research group: Past Cultures and Populationsfoto-cias

Institutional Address:

CIAS – Centro de Investigação em Antropologia e Saúde

Email: anaisabelrufino@gmail.com

 

Research interests:

Dental Anthropology

Paleopathology

 

Personal URL:

Bruno M. Magalhães
Researcher
Bruno M. MagalhãesResearcher

 

Research group: Past Cultures and Populations DSCF4231

 

Institutional Address: Research Centre for Anthropology and Health, Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra

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

 

Research interests:

Paleopathology; Funerary Anthropology; Archeology; Human Evolution.

 

Personal URL:

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

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Bruno_M_Magalhaes2?

 

 

Carina Marques
Researcher
Carina MarquesResearcher

Research group: Past Cultures and Populations

 

Institutional Address:

CIAS – Research Centre for Anthropology and Health

 

Email: anac@ci.uc.pt

 

Research interests:

  • Excavation
  • Diagnosis
  • Paleopathology
  • Osteology
  • Bioarchaeology
  • Physical Anthropology
  • Skeletal Biology
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Epidemiology
  • Archaeology
  • Pathology
  • Dental Caries
  • Epidemiological Surveys
  • Radiocarbon Dating

 

Personal URL:

 

Inês Leandro
PhD Student
Inês LeandroPhD Student

 

Research group: Past cultures and populations 

 

Institutional Address:

Departamento de Ciências da Vida

Centro de Investigação em Antropologia e Saúde

Email: inesleandro@hotmail.com

 

Research interests:

  • Osteology
  • Prehistory
  • Bioarchaeology
  • Physical Anthropology
  • Skeletal Biology
  • Paleopathology
  • Paleoanthropology
  • Anthropology
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Prehistoric Archaeology
  • Taphonomy
  • Dental Anthropology
  • Isotopes
  • Stable Isotope Analysis

 

Personal URL:

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ines_Leandro/info

https://coimbra.academia.edu/In%C3%AAsLeandro

 

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

Sofia Tereso
PhD student
Sofia TeresoPhD student

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:

Collaborators

Alexandrina Amorim Alves
Researcher
Alexandrina Amorim AlvesResearcher

Research group: Past cultures and populations

 

Institutional Address:

Departamento de Ciências da Vida, Centro de Investigação em Antropologia e Saúde

Email: alexandrina.amorim@gmail.com

 

Research interests:

  • Ancient DNA; Archaeological Chemistry; Archaeological Theory; Archaeology; Bioarchaeology; Biological Anthropology; Burial; Cemeteries; Evolutionary Anthropology; Forensic Anthropology; Forensic Archaeology; Funeral Rites; Historical Anthropology; Osteology; Palaeolithic; Paleoanthropology; Paleopathology; Prehistoric Archaeology
Personal URL:

https://independent.academia.edu/AlexandrinaAmorim

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Alexandrina_Alves/info

 

Ana Curto
Researcher
Ana CurtoResearcher

Research group: Past cultures and populations

 

Institutional Address: CIAS- Centro de Investigação em Antropologia e Saúde

Email: a.q.curto@gmail.com

 

Research interests:

  • Synergy between health, diet and human metabolism
  • Development of new tools to study health in past populations
  • Stable isotope analysis
  • Trace elements
  • Paleopathology
Personal URL:

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

ResearcherID: O-6849-2015
ORCID: 0000-0003-3568-9322
Ana Seabra
PhD Student
Ana SeabraPhD Student

 

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

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; Neolithic Archaeology; Chalcolithic; Chalcolithic populations; Bronze Age
  • Bioarchaeology; Paleoanthropology; Osteology; Dental Anthropology; Anthropology; Osteoarchaeology; Archaeology; Paleopathology; Taphonomy; Physical Anthropology
  • Mummies; Burial; Cemeteries; Cremation; Ceremonial Behaviour
  • Age Determination by Teeth; Non-dietary use of teeth
  • Industry on human bones; Skeletal Development; anatomical landmarks
  • Heritage; Culture
Personal URL:

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

Cláudia Relvado
PhD Student
Cláudia RelvadoPhD Student

Research group: Past Cultures and Populations

 

Institutional Address:

Department of Biology, Universidade de Évora

Research interests:
Daniel Fidalgo
PhD Student
Daniel FidalgoPhD Student

 

Research group: Past cultures and populations

 

Institutional Address: Research Centre for Anthropology and Health (CIAS), Department of Life Sciences

Email: danielfidalgo15@gmail.com

 

Research interests:

  • Physical Anthropology
  • Palaeolithic
  • Paleopathology
  • Prehistoric Archaeology
  • Archaeology
  • Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • Experimental Archaeology
  • Forensic Archaeology
  • Landscape Archaeology
  • Archaeological Prospection
  • Excavation
  • Theoretical Archaeology

 

Personal URL:

https://coimbra.academia.edu/DanielFidalgo

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Daniel_Fidalgo/info

 

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

 

David Gonçalves
Post-Doc Researcher
David GonçalvesPost-Doc Researcher

 

Research group: Past Cultures and Populations DGoncalves

 

Institutional Addresses:

a) Archaeosciences Laboratory, Directorate General for Cultural Heritage (LARC/CIBIO(InBIO)
b) Research Centre for Anthropology and Health
c) Laboratory of Forensic Anthropology – Center for Functional Ecology

Email: davidmiguelgoncalves@gmail.com

 

Research interests:

I have a special interest in Human Bioarchaoelogy, Forensic Anthropology and Chemical 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.

 

Personal URL:

http://hotbones.net/

https://cibio.up.pt/people/details/davidgonc

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

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

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

Esteban García Viñas   
Researcher
Esteban García Viñas   Researcher

Research group: Past cultures and populations

 

Institutional Address:

Research Team Ciencias del Pasado y Patrimonio: Paleobiología y arqueología.

Instituto Andaluz del Patrimonio Histórico.

Email: garciav.esteban@gmail.com

 

Research interests:

I work in Archaezoology of Holocene archaeological sites. I am interested in the relationship between human and environment along the time. I also work in archaeometry analyzing ancient pollution throught the bioaccumulation of heavy metals in bones and in biostratinomy (experimental archaeology) to obtain current criteria to understand fossil assemblages.

 

Personal URL:

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

https://upo.academia.edu/EstebanGarc%C3%ADaVi%C3%B1as

Eugénia Cunha
Full Professor
Eugénia CunhaFull Professor

 

Research group: Past Cultures and Populations ecunha

 

Institutional Address: Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra

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?

Fátima Almeida
PhD Student
Fátima AlmeidaPhD Student

Research group: Past cultures and populations

 

Institutional Address: Research Centre for Anthropology and Health

Email: Fatty.almeida@gmail.com

 

Research interests:

  • Paleopathology
Filipa Cortesão Silva
PhD Student
Filipa Cortesão SilvaPhD Student

 

Research group: Past cultures and populations

 

Institutional Address:

Research Centre for Anthropology and Health (CIAS), Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra

Email: filipa.cortesao@gmail.com

 

Research interests:

  • Cremation; Roman Funerary Practices; Bioarchaeology, Biological Anthropology, Archaeology; Studying funerary rituals about inhumation and cremation; Death and Burial (Archaeology); Paleopathology; Roman Lusitania; Anthropology; Roman Necropolis; Roman burial practices

 

Personal URL:

https://coimbra.academia.edu/FilipaSilva

 

Inês Oliveira-Santos
PhD Student
Inês Oliveira-SantosPhD Student

 

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:

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ines_Santos19

https://cegot.academia.edu/In%C3%AAsSantos

Laura González-Garrido
PhD Student
Laura González-GarridoPhD Student

 

Research group: Past cultures and populations 

 

Institutional Address:

Área de Antropología Física.

Departamento de Biodiversidad y Gestión Ambiental, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas y Ambientales.

Universidad de León, Campus de Vegazana s/n, E-24071 León, Spain

Email: lgonzg08@estudiantes.unileon.es

 

Research interests:

  • Dental Anthropology

 

Personal URL:

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Laura_Gonzalez-Garrido

 

 

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:

https://coimbra.academia.edu/LilianaMatiasCarvalho

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Liliana_Carvalho5

Linda Melo
PhD Student
Linda MeloPhD Student

 

Research Group: Past Cultures and Populations

 

Institutional Address: Centro de Investigação em Antropologia e Saúde (CIAS),

Departamento de Ciências da Vida, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra

Email: linda_melo@hotmail.com

 

Research Interests:

  • Physical Anthropology
  • Bioarchaeology
  • Paleopathology
  • Dental Anthropology
  • Taphonomy
  • Funerary Practices
  • Archaeology
  • Prehistory-Protohistory
  • Diet and Mobility
  • Stable Isotope Analyses

 

Personal URL:

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8521-6059

https://independent.academia.edu/LindaMelo

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Linda_Melo2/contributions

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.

 

Luís Miguel Marado
Researcher
Luís Miguel MaradoResearcher

Research group: Past cultures and populations

 

Institutional Adress: Research Centre for Anthropology and Health

Email: luismarado@gmail.com

 

Research interests: Culture; Excavation; Prehistory Archaeology; Archaeology; Human Biology; Anthropology

Luís Miguel Marado is a Portuguese bioarchaeologist who specializes in biological anthropology. He graduated in Archaeology in 2007 (University of Minho, Portugal). His further training focused in biological anthropology, since he obtained an MSc in Human Biology and Evolution (2010) and a PhD in Anthropology (2015) from the University of Coimbra (Portugal). He collaborates in several research projects related to biological anthropology and archaeology.

 

Personal URL:

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

https://uc-pt.academia.edu/Lu%C3%ADsMiguelMarado/CurriculumVitae

Maria Augusta Rocha
Researcher
Maria Augusta RochaResearcher
Maria do Rosário Martins
Researcher
Maria do Rosário MartinsResearcher
Maria João Coelho
Researcher
Maria João CoelhoResearcher
Maria Teresa Ferreira
Assistant Professor
Maria Teresa FerreiraAssistant Professor

Research group: Past cultures and populations

 

Institutional Address: Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra

Email: mferreira@uc.pt

 

Research interests:

  • Forensic Anthropology;
  • Taphonomy;
  • Trauma;
  • Funerary Anthropology

 

Personal URL:

https://www.uc.pt/fctuc/dcv/pessoas/docentes/t_ferreira
http://lfa.uc.pt/member/maria-teresa-ferreira/
http://cfe.uc.pt/profile/members/1649
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2437-7780
https://scholar.google.pt/citations?user=SgwjQWgAAAAJ&hl=pt-PT

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Maria_Ferreira11

Miguel Prôa
Researcher
Miguel PrôaResearcher

 

Research group: Past Cultures and Populations IMG_7373

 

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

Rosa Ramos Gaspar
PhD student
Rosa Ramos GasparPhD student

 

Research group: Past Cultures and PopulationsRosa Gaspar

 

Email: rosa.cristina.ramos@gmail.com

 

Research interests:

  • Radiology in anthropology
  • Paleopathology and radiology

 

Ruth Taylor
Researcher
Ruth TaylorResearcher

Research group: Past cultures and populations

 

Institutional Address: Universidad de Sevilla, Departamento de Prehistoria y Arqueología

Email: ruth.taylor@hotmail.com

 

Research interests:

  • Archaeology;
  • Archaeometry;
  • Ancient trade;
  • Ceramic analysis

 

Personal URL:

https://us.academia.edu/RuthTaylor

Sandra Assis
Researcher
Sandra AssisResearcher

Research group: Past Cultures and Populations

 

Institutional Address: CRIA  – Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia,

Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Edifício ID, Av. Berna, 26, sala 3.09, 1069-061 Lisboa, Portugal

 

Research interests: 

  • Biological anthropology;
  • Paleopathology and Paleohistopathology;
  • Human evolution;
  • Bone tissue;
  • Infectious conditions;
  • Trauma;
  • Science outreach

 

Personal URL:

https://ielt.academia.edu/SandraAssis

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

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

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
  • 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

Tiago Tomé
Researcher
Tiago ToméResearcher

Research group: Past Cultures and Populations

 

Institutional Address:

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Arqueologia
Universidade Federal do Piauí – Centro de Ciências da Natureza, Campus Ministro Petrônio Portella
64048-550 Ininga Teresina – PI, Brasil

Email: tiagotome@gmail.com

 

Research interests:

  • Bioarqueologia
  • Análise espacial em Arqueologia

 

Ongoing Projects:

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

 

Personal URL:

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

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

 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

Research interests:

  • Cultural heritage
  • Archaeology
  • Tourism and leisure
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


2008-2011

Tales from the Dead: Funerary Practices in the Late Neolithic Hypogeum of Monte Canelas I (Alcalar, Algarve, Portugal)
Duration:  2008 – 2010

Cremains: the value of quantitative analysis for the bioanthropological research of burned human skeletal remains
Duration:  2008 – 2011

The paleodemographic and paleopathological study of the pre-Columbian human remains from Cambridge Hill (Jamaica)
Duration:  2008 – ongoing

Pounding Tool Working Group Research
Duration:  2008 – ongoing

Requalification of the Leiria Castle
Duration:  2009 – 2011

An Investigation into the Microscopic and Macroscopic Heat-induced Changes in Bone and their Application to the Archaeological Context
Duration:  2010 – 2011

TB or not TB: using histology to diagnose rib lesions in past human populations
Duration:  2010 – 2011

The “slave pit” of Lagos (Portugal): contribution to the understanding of funerary treatment of African slaves in the 15th and 16th centuries
Duration:  2010 – 2012

The last hunter-gatherers of Muge (Portugal): the origins of social complexity
Duration:  2010 – 2012

Algar do Bom Santo: A research project on the Neolithic populations of Portuguese Estremadura (6th-4th millenia BC)
Duration:  2010 – 2013

iLab.Arq: Geoarchaeology methodological research applied to cultural heritage protocols
Duration:  2010 – 2013

The clinical archive of the sanatorium Carlos Vasconcelos Porto: contribution to the history of tuberculosis and its paleopathological diagnosis
Duration:  2010 – 2013

Death management in Recent Prehistory: funerary practices in Perdigões enclosure
Duration:  2010 – 2013

Anthropization of Spaces – Natural resource adaptation and human occupation continuity in the Pre and Proto-History of Estremadura (Portugal)
Duration:  2010 – 2014

Characterization of Dental Morphology in Middle Guadiana River in the Final Neolithic-Early Chalcolithic: Fundaments for Morphological Mapping of Local Populations in Recent Prehistory
Duration:  2010 – 2014

Dental Morphology in a dental sample from 19th / 20th centuries Central Portugal
Duration:  2010 – 2014

Projecto ESTELA: Investigação em Torno da Escrita do Sudoeste
Duration:  2010 – 2014


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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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