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The Archaeological Site of Cabeço da Espigueira through the lenses of Archaeosciences - A multidisciplinary approach to the past

From 08 May 2023 until 12 May 2023 - Museu de História Natural e da Ciência da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal (Face-to-face)
The Archaeological Site of Cabeço da Espigueira through the lenses of Archaeosciences - A multidisciplinary approach to the past
Cabeço da Espigueira is a fictitious site documenting several human occupations attributed to different chronologies, from the Upper Palaeolithic to the Late Neolithic (between c. 30 000 cal years BP to c. 5 000 cal years BP). The site is located on the left margin of the Espigueira rivulet, in a platform positioned 15 meters above the alluvial plain.
This advanced course proposes the artificial excavation of this site using a geoarchaeological approach followed by analyses of the sediments and the study of the archaeological record recovered therein through the lenses of Archaeosciences (e.g. stone tools, human and non-human bones, charcoal, seeds, domestic and funerary structures). The environmental scenarios experienced by the different generations of human communities who occupied Cabeço da Espigueira will be reconstructed through the analyses of sediment cores collected from the alluvial plain of the rivulet, particularly through palynological studies. 
The objective of this workshop is to introduce students to the process of Past reconstruction in its multiple dimensions (economic, social, technological, and environmental), using concepts, methods and tools of some of the different scientific domains that are part of the Archaeosciences.

COURSE INSTRUCTORS
Ana Cristina Araújo (Coordinator) | BIOPOLIS/CIBIO-InBIO/LARC/DGCP | ENVARCH
Ana Maria Costa  (Coordinator) | BIOPOLIS/CIBIO-InBIO/LARC/DGCP | ENVARCH
David Gonçalves | BIOPOLIS/CIBIO-InBIO/LARC/DGCP | ENVARCH
Dulce Ferreira | LARC/DGPC
Filipe Vaz | BIOPOLIS/CIBIO-InBIO | ENVARCH
João Tereso | BIOPOLIS/CIBIO-InBIO | ENVARCH
Patrícia Mendes | BIOPOLIS/CIBIO-InBIO/LARC/DGCP | ENVARCH
Sónia Gabriel | BIOPOLIS/CIBIO-InBIO/LARC/DGCP/UNIARQ | ENVARCH

SELECTION CRITERIA
The course will be open to a maximum number of 15 participants.
75% of available student slots are reserved for BIODIV students.
 Priority will be given to:
• 1st year and other PhD students attending the BIODIV Doctoral Program;
• PhD students attending other courses;
• Other post-graduate students and researchers.

REGISTRATION
95€ (students) | 200€ (other participants). CIBIO-InBIO members will have an additional discount of 20%
Participation is free of charge for MBGE, BIODIV Students & CIBIO's TwinLabs 
Registration fees do not include accommodation or meals
Registration deadline: March 30, 2023

To apply, please fill the form available HERE


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