Lino André

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


Research Interests

Currently I am doing my PhD at the Universidade do Algarve and the main goal of my research is to analyse, in a multidisciplinary perspective, all the personal adornments from the Mesolithic and Early Neolithic contexts on the centre and south Portugal in order to fully understand what were the technological, economical and social changes that occurred during the transition from hunter-gathering to farming subsistence.

Short Bio

I had my B.A. in Cultural Heritage and Archaeology at Universidade do Algarve, Portugal, in 2015, during which I earned an Erasmus grant to spent a semester at Universidad de Barcelona. Currently doing my PhD in Prehistoric Archaeology at Universidade do Algarve under the supervision of Dr. Nuno Bicho. I have participated in excavations in Portugal (at the Paleolithic site of Vale Boi and at the Mesolithic Muge Shellmiddens, Muge) and abroad (at Star Carr, United Kingdom).
My laboratory experience includes analysis, both macro and microscopic, of malacological remains, mainly shell adornments from the Mesolithic and Upper Paleolithic and database management of materials from several research projects.

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Key Publications

• Gomes, A., Gonçalves, C., André, L., Bicho, N. and Boski, T. (2017). Changes in environmental systems and their time scales – Abstract Book of the IX Iberian Quaternary Meeting, 19-23 October, Faro, Universidade do Algarve, 178 p. ISBN 978-989-8859-20-4.  Link

• Bicho, N., Cascalheira, J., Gonçalves, C., Umbelino, C., García Rivero, D. and André, L. (2017). Resilience, replacement and acculturation in the Mesolithic/Neolithic transition: the case of Muge, central Portugal. Quaternary International, 446, 31-42.  Link

• Valera, A. and André, L. (2017). Aspectos da interacção transregional na Pré-história Recente do Sudoeste Peninsular: interrogando as conchas e moluscos nos Perdigões. Estudos Arqueológicos de Oeiras, Câmara Municipal de Oeiras, 189-218.  Link

• André, L. and Bicho, N. (2016). Perforation techniques and traces of use on the Mesolithic adornments of the Trench Area at Cabeço da Amoreira Shellmidden (Muge, Central Portugal). Comptes Rendus Palevol, 15, 569-580.  Link


• Since 2018: At the turning of the tide: the last hunter-gatherers and the first farming communities and of Muge (Central Portugal) (Co-PI with Célia Gonçalves, João Cascalheira and Nuno Bicho). Earthwatch program