Ana Luísa Santos

Assistant Professor



Research group: Past Cultures and Populations


Institutional Address: Department of Life Sciences


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: 6073-1532

Researcher ID: A-1128- 2010



Ana Luísa Santos