Adriana Leite
Fieldwork

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

acleite@ualg.pt

Research Interests

  • Paleodiet
  • Breastfeeding and weaning strategies
  • Biomolecular analysis (Stable isotopes, Paleoproteomics)
  • Paleopathology
  • Oral health
  • Funerary practices

Short Bio

Adriana Leite is a PhD student developing research on ancient consumption patterns, focusing on the role of dairy products in Late Neolithic to Bronze Age societies of Southern Portugal. She completed her BA in Anthropology and MA in Human Evolution and Biology in the University of Coimbra with a dissertation entitled: “Diet in Medieval Santarém: Anthropological and isotopic analysis of a sample from Ribeira de Santarém, Santarém”. Her professional background includes collaborations with Museums and Laboratories through internships and voluntary work, presentation of work in conferences and participation in excavations. She is a researcher at ICArEHB while undertaking the PhD entitled: “Osteological, isotope and biomolecular analysis of Neolithic to Bronze Age communities from the Lower Guadiana: Diachronic dietary patterns and dairy consumption”.

For my complete CV please click HERE

Leite, A. 2019. Dieta em Santarém Medieval: Análise antropológica e isotópica de uma amostra proveniente de Ribeira de Santarém, Santarém [Diet in Medieval Santarém: Anthropological and isotopic analysis of a sample from Ribeira de Santarém, Santarém]. Master’s Degree Dissertation in Human Evolution and Biology, Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra.

Leite, A., Maurer, A.F., Relvado, C., Umbelino, C., Silva, A.M. 2021. Exploring oral health and dietary habits: Dental and stable isotope analysis of human remains from the Medieval Necropolis of Rua dos Barcos, Ribeira de Santarém. Oral communication. 7th Portuguese Conference on Paleopathology, 24 and 25 September 2021.

Leite, A., Maurer, A.F., Relvado, C., Umbelino, C., Silva, A.M. 2021. Stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes of skeletal remains as evidence of diet in Medieval Santarém (Portugal). Poster presentation. 27th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, 6-11 September 2021.

Leite, A., Maurer, A.F., Relvado, C., Umbelino, C., Silva, A.M. 2020. RECONSTRUCTING DIET IN MEDIEVAL SANTARÉM (Portugal): Stable carbon and nitrogen isotope analysis of bone samples from the Necropolis of Rua dos Barcos. Poster presentation. Early Medieval Bioanthropology 2020. 14-16 May 2020. Postponed to 20-21 May 2021 due to Covid-19.