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Maria Torres Manso

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Research Interests
Forensic Anthropology
Biological Anthropology
Anatomical Variation

Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and MSc in Forensic Anthropology, from the University of Coimbra, Portugal. During the master’s program analyzed anatomical variation in the skeleton and spina bifida as a congenital neurological condition that affects the skeletal system.

Currently enrolled in the Phd program in Anthropology, specializing in Biological Anthropology (University of Coimbra), studying traumatic and infectious pathology in an osteological collection recovered from the Convento de São Francisco, in Coimbra. This collection dates to the early 19th century, a period in Portuguese history marked by social and political instability resulting from the French invasions and civil war.

Main Publications

Manso, M.T., Matos, V.M.J. Spina bifida, the normal, the pathological and the in-between: first evidence from a forensic osteological collection. Int J Legal Med 138, 249–258 (2024). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00414-023-03066-2

Research Projects

Patologia traumática e infeciosa na coleção osteológica proveniente do Convento de São Francisco, Coimbra