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Curriculum Vitae

 

Academic Appointments
2013-   Post-doctoral Fellowship for “Geoarchaeology and Soil Micromorphology applied to Human Behavior” at the Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary
Anthropology, Germany.
2013-   Professora Auxiliar Convidada – Universidade do Algarve, Portugal.

Professional Preparation
2012: PhD, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Pennsylvania
2006: Pós-Graduação em Geoarqueologia, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa
2002: B.A., Licenciatura História variante Arqueologia, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade the Lisboa

Teaching Appointments
Teaching Assistant for Statistical Methods in Anthropology (University of Pennsylvania)
Teaching Assistant for Natural Disturbances and Human Disasters (University of Pennsylvania)
Teaching Assistant for Introduction to Geology (University of Pennsylvania)

Guest Lectures
2012    Métodos de Registo de Campo. Graduate course: Métodos e Técnicas de Registo de Campo, Prof. João Pedro Cunha-Ribeiro, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal.    

Awards and Fellowships
School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) Dissertation Completion Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania (2011–2012)
Summer Paleontology Research Award, University of Pennsylvania (2010)
Greg and Susan Walker Endowment for Student Research in Earth & Environmental Science (2009)
Benjamin Franklin Fellowship, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania (2007–2011)
Henry C. Lewis Fellow, University of Pennsylvania (2009–2010)

Professional Activities
2012 Symposium Chair and co-organizer, “The emergence of modern humans: New Excavations from Contrebandiers Cave (Morocco), SAA, Memphis.
2011 Session organizer, “From the landscape to the site: interdisciplinary approaches in archaeology”, JIA 2011 meeting, Universidade do Algarve, Faro.

Research projects

Collaborator in charge of Geoarchaeological investigations

2013 – present

Boker Tachtit (Israel)

2012 – present

Cabeço da Amoreira (Portugal)

2012 La Gane (France)
2011 – present La Ferrassie (France)
2009 – 2011 Roc de Marsal (France)
2006 – Present Contrebandiers Cave (Morocco)

 

Fieldwork Experience

1. Professional Experience/ Site's Direction


2013: Archaeological excavations at Boker Tachtit, (Israel). Geologist

Since 2012: Archaeological excavations at the Paleolithic Site of La Gane (France). Field supervisor and Geologist.

Since 2006: Archaeological excavations at the Middle Paleolithic/Middle Stone Age site of Contrebandiers' Cave    (Morocco). Field Supervisor and Geologist.

2013: Sampling of the Mesolithic shell midden of Cabeço da Arruda, Muge (Portugal). Geologist.

2007–2010: Archaeological excavations at the Middle Paleolithic/Middle Stone Age site of El Mnasra Cave (Morocco). Geologist.

2004–2006: “The pre-historic occupation of the Alcobaça region, Portugal”, project approved by the Portuguese Archaeological Institute (IPA) in collaboration with João Tereso, Rita Gaspar and César Neves. Site Director.

2005: Archaeological work in the Lapedo Valley (Leiria, Portugal) for the Portuguese Institute of Archaeology (IPA), scientific orientation by Francisco Almeida and Diego Angelucci. Site Director.

2004: Archaeological excavation at the Neolithic necropolis of Rio Seco's cave (Carris – Alcobaça, Portugal), co-direction with João Tereso, Rita Gaspar and César Neves. Site Director.

2004: Archaeological excavation at the Middle Paleolithic site of Arneiro Cortiço (Salvaterra de Magos, Portugal), co-direction with Rita Gaspar for Crivarque lda. Site Director.

2004: Archaeological excavation at the Paleolithic site of Belmonte (Salvaterra de Magos, Portugal),co-direction with Rita Gaspar for Crivarque lda. Site Director.

2004: Archaeological excavation at the Neolithic site of Vala Real (Salvaterra de Magos, Portugal), co-direction with Rita Gaspar for Crivarque lda. Site Director.

2003: Archaeological excavation at the Medieval/Modern levels of the Av. Miguel Fernandes in the city of Beja    (Portugal), co-direction with Andrea Martins and César Neves for Crivarque lda. Site Director.

2003: Geoarchaeological study of the Epipaleolithic site of Barca do Xerez de Baixo (Reguengos de Monsaraz, Portugal), under the orientation of Dr. Diego Angelucci for STEA.


2. Contractual Work (Cultural Resource Management) and Fieldwork Volunteer


PALEOLITHIC

2012: Middle Paleolithic/Middle Stone Age site of Rhafas (Morocco), directed by J. Bouzouggar.

2011: Upper and Middle Paleolithic site of La Ferrassie (Dordogne, France), directed by Harold Dibble,    Shannon McPherron, Dennis Sandgathe, Paul Goldber and Alain Turq.

2004 - 2010: Middle Paleolithic site of Roc de Marsal (Dordogne, France), directed by Harold Dibble, Shannon McPherron, Dennis Sandgathe, Paul Goldberg and Alain Turq.

2007: Middle Paleolithic/Middle Stone Age site of Jebel Irhoud (Morocco), directed by Shannon McPherron and Jean-Jacques Hublin.

2005-2006: Abydos Survey for Paleolithic Sites (Egypt), directed by Harold Dibble, Shannon McPherron and Deborah Olszewski.

2004: Middle Paleolithic site of Les Pradelles (France), directed by Bruno Maureille.

2003:Mesolithic site of Abrigo da Palha (Chitas valley, Leiria, Portugal),    field direction by Ana Braz and         Rita Gaspar.

2002: Archaeological excavations in the Chitas valley (Leiria, Portugal), field direction      by Ana Braz, Telmo Pereira and Rita Gaspar.

2002: Epipaleolithic site of Barca do Xerez de Baixo (Reguengos de Monsaraz, Portugal), in the Alqueva dam area, site directed by Ana Cristina Araújo.

2001: Study of lithic assemblages from the Paleolithic sites of Lapa dos Coelhos (Almonda, Torres Novas) and Abrigo do Lagar Velho (Lapedo, Leiria), under the orientation of Francisco Almeida.

2001: Paleolithic site of Molino Escobedo 5 (Spain), in the area of the Alqueva dam, site directed by Telmo Pereira.

2001: Lower Paleolithic site of Casal do Azemel (Batalha, Portugal), directed by João Pedro Cunha-Ribeiro.

2000 - 2001: Upper Paleolithic site of Abrigo do Lagar Velho (Lapedo valley, Leiria, Portugal), directed by Francisco Almeida.

2000 - 2001: Upper Paleolithic site of Lapa dos Coelhos (Torres Novas, Portugal), directed by Francisco Almeida.

2001: Middle Paleolithic site of Gruta site da Oliveira (Torres Novas, Portugal), directed by João Zilhão.

2000: Middle Paleolithic site of Foz do Enxarrique (Vila Velha de Rodão, Portugal), directed by Luis Raposo.

1999: Middle Paleolithic site of Retorta (Reguengos de Monsaraz, Portugal), in the Alqueva dam area, site
directed by Francisco Almeida.

 

NEOLITHIC/CALCOLITHIC

2002: Neolithic site of Belas Clube Campo (Belas, Sintra, Portugal), directed by Alexandra Valente.

2001: Neolithic site of Zibreira (Belas, Sintra, Portugal), directed by Carla Fernandes.

2000: Neolithic and Calcolithic levels of Penedo do Lexim (Mafra, Portugal), directed by Ana Catarina Sousa.

2000: Neolithic dolmen of Pioronal 1 (Reguengos de Monsaraz, Portugal), directed by Victor Gonçalves.

2000: Neolithic site of Valmor (Belas, Sintra, Portugal), directed by Carla Fernandes.

1999: Neolithic dolmen of Pioronal 3 (Reguengos de Monsaraz, Portugal), directed by Victor Gonçalves.

1999: Neolithic site of Fonte dos Sapateiros (Reguengos de Monsaraz, Portugal), directed by Victor Gonçalves.

1999: Neolithic site of Malhada dos Gatos 4 (Reguengos de Monsaraz, Portugal), directed by Victor Gonçalves.

 

ROMAN / IRON AGE

2000: Archaeological survey focusing on roman sites in the Almodôvar area (Portugal), under the direction of    Samuel Melro, Ana Cristina Ramos and Teresa Laço.

1999 - 2000: Roman and Iron Age levels of the site Mesas do Castelinho (Almodôvar, Portugal), site directed by Carlos Fabião and Amílcar Guerra.

1999: Roman necropolis of Monte Novo do Castelinho ((Almodôvar, Portugal), site directed by Teresa Laço, Ana Cristina Pereira and Samuel Melro.

1999 - 2000: Laboratorial work with the materials from the iron and roman levels of the site of Mesas do Castelinho (Almodôvar, Portugal), under the orientation of. Carlos Fabião and Amílcar Guerra.

1999: Laboratorial work with the materials from the Iron Age levels from the urban area of Santarém (Palcas    project), under the orientation of Ana Margarida Arruda.

 

MEDIEVAL / MODERN

2004: Laboratorial work and inventory of the Medieval and Modern materials from the Av. Miguel Fernandes (Beja, Portugal), site directed by Andrea Martins.

2004: Laboratorial work and inventory of the Modern assemblages from the site Serpa Pinto 65 (Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal), site directed by Adelaide Pinto.

2004: Archaeological excavations in the Islamic and Christian cemetery of the Largo Cândido dos Reis (Santarém, Portugal), directed by António Matias

2003 :Archaeological excavations in the Islamic and Modern levels of the Praça Diogo Fernandes, city of Beja (Portugal), directed by Adelaide Pinto.

2003: Archaeological excavations in the Modern necropolis of Ermida de Santo André, city of Beja, directed by Ana Filipa Rodrigues and Nathalie Ferreira.

2003: Archaeological excavations in the Praça Diogo Fernandes, city of Beja, directed by Teresa Costa.

Reviewer for Academic Journals

Journal of Human Evolution
Journal of Archaeological Sciences

Membership in Scientific Societies

Society for American Archaeology (SAA)

Languages

Portuguese: Native fluency, spoken and written.
English: Fluent speaking, excellent reading and writing.
French: Functional speaking and good reading skills.
Spanish: Functional speaking and good reading skills

Profiles of Research in the Media

Participation in the National Geographic Society Television documentary entitled 'The World's First Child', aired in 2011.

 

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