André Santana is an MA student at the University of Lisbon. He earned his BA from the same institution in 2018 with a major in Archaeology and a minor in Geology. Since then, he has collaborated on a number of prehistoric sites across Portugal (such as the Upper Paleolithic rock-shelter of Lagar Velho and the Mesolithic shell-midden of Toledo), both in field and in laboratory. More recently, he worked as a laboratory technician at CCMAR, where he was responsible for the elemental analysis of marine sediments.
Under the FLAME project, he is currently developing his master’s thesis at ICArEHB on the identification of archaeological fire by mapping heat-induced alterations in limestone. He will be conducting controlled experiments that involve the combined application of micromorphology, spectroscopy and other cutting-edge geoarchaeological techniques.