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Linda Melo

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Research Interests
Biological Anthropology
Past populations
Funerary practices

Linda Melo has a degree in Anthropology and a Master in Medical Anthropology. She is currently a PhD student in Biological Anthropology at the Life Sciences Department of the University of Coimbra. She is a Fellow of the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT-SFRH / BD / 130165/2017) and is developing her research work at the Center for Anthropology and Health Research (CIAS). His thesis focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to funerary practices, anthropological, archaeological and biochemical data of human bone samples from the Chalcolithic, Bronze Age and Ist Iron Age in a specific geographic area, in Baixo Alentejo.

Main Publications

Monge Soares, António M.; Melo, Linda; Valério, Pedro; Silva, Ana Maria; Pais Martins, Pedro; Monge Soares, Rui M. G.; Cerqueira Alves, Luis; et al. “Símbolos de estatus o una visión de los primeros momentos del Bronce Medio del suroeste: las estructuras funerarias de Horta do Pinheiro 5 (Torrão do Alentejo, sur de Portugal)”. Trabajos de Prehistoria 78 2 (2021): 292-308. http://dx.doi.org/10.3989/tp.2021.12277.

Emslie, Steven D.; Silva, Ana Maria; Valera, António; Vijande Vila, Eduardo; Melo, Linda; Curate, Francisco; Fidalgo, Daniel; et al. “The use and abuse of cinnabar in Late Neolithic and Copper Age Iberia”. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 32 1 (2021): 202-214. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/oa.3056.

Melo, Linda; Silva, Ana Maria. “Enclosures of Death in the Early Iron Age”. Documenta Praehistorica 48 (2021): 364-374. http://dx.doi.org/10.4312/dp.48.10.

Pfrengle, Saskia; Neukamm, Judith; Guellil, Meriam; Keller, Marcel; Molak, Martyna; Avanzi, Charlotte; Kushniarevich, Alena; et al. “Mycobacterium leprae diversity and population dynamics in medieval Europe from novel ancient genomes”. BMC Biology 19 1 (2021): http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12915-021-01120-2.

Melo, Linda; Matos, Vitor M.J.; Santos, Ana Luísa; Ferreira, Carlos; Silva, Ana Maria. “The first probable evidence of leprosy in a male individual (17th-19th century AD) unearthed in Northern Portugal (Travanca, Santa Maria da Feira)”. International Journal of Paleopathology 32 (2021): 80-86. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpp.2020.12.001.

Melo, Linda.; Silva, Ana Maria. “Os hipogeus 1 e 2 do sítio do Monte do Malheiro 2 (Selmes, Vidigueira, Beja, Portugal) do Neolítico final/Calcolítico: práticas funerárias e estudo antropológico dos restos ósseos humanos exumados.”. Estudos do Quaternário / Quaternary Studies 15 (2016): 91-98 https://doi.org/10.30893/eq.v0i15.141.

Research Projects

PhD candidate at the Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra.