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Teresa Fernandes

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Research Interests
Study of Human Past Populations

Graduated in Biology at the University of Lisbon (Faculty of Sciences) and PhD in Biology at the University of Évora, her area of research is Biological Anthropology, in particular Skeletal Biology.

She is curator of the Collection of Identified Skeletons of Évora, for whose constitution she was responsible.

At the University of Évora she lectures, in graduate and post-graduate courses, on various subjects which include, among others, the origin and diversity of human populations, methodologies of biological profiling and paleopathology. He is responsible for the 1st cycle training in Human Biology at the University of Evora. She is responsible for the 1st cycle program in Human Biology at the University of Evora.


Biological Anthropology

Human Biology

Seminars in Human Biology

Project in Human Biology

Neuro-endocrine Biology

Elements of Ancient Ecology

Main Publications

Curto, A., Fernandes, T., 2022- Clubfoot and its implications for the locomotion of a medieval skeleton from Estremoz, Portugal. International Journal of Paleopathology, 38, 13-17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpp.2022.05.004.

Matos, M.D.P., Fernandes, T.R.M., Wright, P.C. 2022. Ecological Flexibility of Propithecus edwardsi in Two Forest Habitats with Different Logging Histories in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. Int J Primatol 43, 913–931.. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10764-022-00308-9.

Lopes, C., Fernandes, T., 2021- The identified skeleton collection of Évora: importance for forensic science and bioarchaeology in the southern inland of Portugal International Journal of Legal Medicine, 136 (3), 955-962. http://doi: 10.1007/s00414-021-02725-6.

MacRoberts, R.A., Barroca Dias, C, Fernandes, T., Santos, A.L., Umbelino, C., Gonçalves, A., Santos, J., Ribeiro, S., Schone, B.R., Barros, F., Vasconcelos Vilar, H., Maurer, A.F, 2020-Diet and mobility during the Christian conquest of Iberia:The multi-isotopic investigation of a 12th?13th century military order in Évora, Portugal. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 30, 102210, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2020.102210.

Curto, A., Mahoney, P., Maurer, A.F., Barroca Dias, C., Fernandes, T., Fahy, G.,2019- Effect of different healing stages on stable isotope ratios in skeletal lesion. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 171, 2, 285-297. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.23958.

Curto, A. Mahoney, P., Maurer, A.F., Barroca Dias, C., Fernandes, T., Fahy, G., 2019. Diet and disease in Tomar, Portugal: Comparing stable carbon and nitrogen ratios between skeletons with and without signs of infectious disease. Journal of Archaeological Science, 105, 59-69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2019.03.005

Research Projects

“InOsteo: Interdisciplinary Approach to the Osteological Collection from the Military Hospital of St. George’s Castle (17th – 18th centuries), Lisbon” financiado pela Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (2022.03576.PTDC).

POCI-01-0145-FEDER-031599 – TRANSCULTURAL. História, Arqueologia e Antropo-biogeoquímica da população medieval em Portugal (sécs. X-XIV). Cultura, identidades e interculturalidade descodificadas pelo estudo da dieta e da mobilidade.