Ana Abrunhosa


CENIEH – Centro Nacional sobre la Investigación en Evolución Humana


ORCID ID: 0000-0002-9720-2623

Associated Researcher

Interdisciplinary Center for Archaeology and Evolution of Human Behaviour (ICArEHB)
FCHS, University of Algarve
Campus de Gambelas
8005-139 Faro

Research Interests

– Prehistoric Archaeology

– Lithic Raw Materials

– Middle Pleistocene

– Middle Palaeolithic

– Neanderthal behaviour

– Archaeological Theory

Short Bio

I have a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Archaeology from the University of Porto and a PhD in Archaeology from the University of Algarve in collaboration with the Regional Archaeological Museum of Madrid (Spain) with funding from FCT (Pt) and Wenner-Gren Foundation (USA). Currently, I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at CENIEH (Burgos, Es) working on the project “Tradition, evolution and coexistence in the Palaeolithic technocomplexes of the Middle Pleistocene of the Iberian Peninsula”. I collaborate in various projects in Portugal and Spain and my research focuses on the characterisation and provenance of lithic raw materials from Middle and Late Pleistocene sites in the Iberian Peninsula, with a special interest in rocks of metamorphic and igneous origin. I am interested in the application of geoarchaeology and archaeometry to answer questions related to human behaviour such as the interaction with the available lithic resources in the landscape and technological development and adaptation.

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Key Publications

  1. ABRUNHOSA, A., BUSTILLO, M. A., PEREIRA. , MÁRQUEZ, B., PÉREZ-GONZÁLEZ, A., ARSUAGA, J. L., BAQUEDANO, E., 2020, “Petrographic and SEM-EDX characterization of Mousterian white/beige chert tools from the Navalmaíllo Rock Shelter (Madrid-Spain)”. Geoarchaeology. 1–14. DOI: 10.1002/gea.21811
  2. MARTÍN-PEREA, D., ABRUNHOSA, A., DOMINGO, M. S., CANTERO, E., BLANCO, F., CARRO-RODRIGUEZ, P., DOMINGO, L., HERNÁNDEZ FERNÁNDEZ, M., MORALES, J. 2020. “DigApp and TaphonomApp: two new open access palaeontological and archaeological mobile apps”. Palaeontologia Electronica. 23(2): a28. DOI: 10.26879/1043 (online)
  3. ABRUNHOSA, A., T., MÁRQUEZ, B., BAQUEDANO, E., ARSUAGA, J. L., PÉREZ-GONZÁLEZ, A. 2019, “Understanding Neanderthal technological adaptation at Navalmaíllo Rock Shelter (Spain) by measuring lithic raw materials performance variability”. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences. DOI 10.1007/s12520-019-00826-3.