Ana Catarina Basílio
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Doctoral Student

Interdisciplinary Center for Archaeology and Evolution of Human Behaviour (ICArEHB)
Faculdade de Ciências Humanas e Sociais
Universidade do Algarve
Campus de Gambelas
8005-139 Faro
Portugal

  catarinasbasilio@gmail.com

Research Interests

  • Neolithic
  • Chalcolithic
  • Chalcolithic-Bronze Age transition
  • The Bell Beaker phenomenon
  • Prehistoric Ditched enclosures
  • Social and archaeological theory
  • Innovation and identity
  • Digital Archaeology
  • Paleodemography
  • aDNA

Short Bio

Ana Catarina Basílio has a BA (University of Lisbon – 2015) and a MA in Archaeology. This last one was accomplished at University of Algarve (2018), with the thesis “Occupational dynamics in the second half of the 3rd millennium BC in Perdigões: continuities and discontinuities”, that won the 2019 Archaeological award Eduardo da Cunha Serrão, in the master thesis’s category.
It currently holds a PhD Grant (SFRH/BD/13568/2018), funded by FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia) with the project “The end of the 3rd millennium BC in SW Iberia: the end of a way of life?”. It intends to investigate the reasons and the various agents of change that might have led to the apparently abrupt end, in the transition to the Early Bronze Age, of the social realities and organizations that developed during the 3rd millennium BC in the south of Portugal. Focusing in the demography, implantation strategies and environmental issues, whose informative potential for understanding this moment has been less worked in the region and period considered.
Her research work has been mainly centred in the second half of the 3rd millennium BC in the South of Portugal, particularly in the comprehension of the regional characteristics of the Bell Beaker phenomenon, relating it with other regional expressions. Other research questions are associated with the ongoing dynamics (social, architectonical, demographic, and so on), in the transition between the Chalcolithic and the beginning of the Bronze Age, and also with the application of digital techniques and methodologies in the archaeological analysis (photogrammetry and Geometric Morphometrics).

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Key Publications

Peer reviewed articles 

• Valera, A.C.; Mataloto, R. and Basílio, A.C. (2019). Beaker sites or sites with beakers. A perspective from South Portugal. In A. Gibson (ed.), Beaker Settlements. Prehistoric Society Research Papers.

• Basílio, A.C. and Cabaço, N. (2019). An end that perpetuates: a cairn from the end of the 3rd millennium BC at Perdigões. In A.C. Valera (ed.), Proceedings of the Workshop "Fragmentation and Deposition in Recent Prehistory and Protohistory in Portugal. Lisbon, November 2017". Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

 

Journal articles

• Texugo, A.; Basílio, A.C. (2018). O estranho caso da Ota: o paradigma dos Orçamentos Participativos e os resultados de um projecto “comunitário”. Al-Madan 22.

Basílio, A.C.; Pereiro, T. do (2017).  Pieces of a common past: occupations of the 4th and 3rd millennia BC in Rio Seco / Boa Hora area (Ajuda, Lisboa). Apontamentos de Arqueologia e Património 12: 37-44.

Basílio, A.C. (2016). Reflexos da Arqueologia Urbana em Estremoz, no Património e na Escola. O Ideário Patrimonial 6: 124-143.

 

Book chapters

• Basílio, A.C. (2018). Elementos de adorno e Mágico-Religiosos. In A.C. Valera (ed.), Os Perdigões Neolíticos: Génese e desenvimento (de meados do 4º aos inícios do 3º milénio aC). Perdigões Monográfica 1. Núcleo de Investigação Arqueológica (NIA) e ERA Arqueologia S.A. p. 127-145.

 

Other publications

Basílio, A.C. and Texugo, A. (2018). The lithics of Ota: Technological and socioeconomic questions. Proceedings of the Second Congress of Portuguese Archaeologist Association – “Archaeology in Portugal - 2017 State of the matter”: 619-630.

Basílio, A.C. and Texugo, A.  (2017). Looking in view: cultural expressions of Montejunto Bell Beakers. Proceedings of Bells and bowls, near the Ocean and far away, About beakers in the Iberian Peninsula.

• VALERA, A.C. and Basílio, A.C.  (2017). Approaching Bell Beakers at Perdigões enclosures (South Portugal): Site, local and regional scales. Proceedings of Bells and bowls, near the Ocean and far away, About beakers in the Iberian Peninsula.

Basílio, A.C. and Texugo, A. (2017). Ensaio sobre a cegueira: Olhar o Montejunto pelo “Campaniforme”. In I.P. Coelho, J. Torres, L.S. Gil, T. Ramos (coords.), Entre ciência e cultura: da interdisciplinaridade à transversalidade da arqueologia, Actas das VIII Jornadas de Jovens em Investigação Arqueológica. Lisboa: CHAM, IEM. (Colecção ArqueoArte, 4).

• Texugo, A. and Basílio, A.C. (2017). Com o Passado fazer Futuro: o caso da Folha de Acácia da Ota. In In I.P. Coelho, J. Torres, L.S. Gil, T. Ramos (coords.), Entre ciência e cultura: da interdisciplinaridade à transversalidade da arqueologia, Actas das VIII Jornadas de Jovens em Investigação Arqueológica. Lisboa: CHAM, IEM. (Colecção ArqueoArte, 4).

Research

• Research grant in the project UID/ARQ/04211/2019 - ICArEHB (Interdisciplinary Center for Archaeology and Evolution of Human Behaviour), University of Algarve.

• Member of the project “Perdigões: apogeu e crise de um grande recinto de fossos – APOCRI-Perd”.

• Member of the project “ROSETA - Remote Sensing West Portugal - Detecção Remota na prospecção arqueológica: os sítios fortificados do 3º milénio a.n.e. na região Oeste (Estremadura, Portugal)”.

• Research grant in the project FCT (PTDC/EPH-ARQ/0798/2014) (2015-2018) Mobility and Interaction in South Portugal Recent Prehistory: the role of aggregation centres.

• Member of the project SaViTAP - Santa Vitória. Temporalidades, Arquitecturas e Práticas Sociais num pequeno recinto de fossos.