Milena Carvalho

Doctoral Student

Department of Anthropology
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

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Research Interests

• Prehistoric Europe
• Middle and Upper Paleolithic
• Neanderthal and anatomically modern human subsistence
• Zooarchaeology
• Stable Isotopes
• Taphonomy
• Cave archaeology
• Paleoecology
• Paleobiogeography
• Iberia and Mozambique

Short Bio

I am a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico and National Science Foundation Graduate Student Fellow. My graduate research focuses on assessing small game exploitation and subsistence differences between anatomically modern humans and Neanderthals to better understand why Neanderthals disappeared. My M.S. research assessed rabbit exploitation by Neanderthals at Gruta Nova da Columbeira. My dissertation research will continue to explore small exploitation in Iberia during the Middle and Upper Paleolithic.

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Key Publications


I am a collaborator in the following projects:

• Faunal analysis and excavation of Middle and Upper Paleolithic deposits at Lapa do Picareiro, Estremedura, Portugal. A Serra e o Mar: Relações sócio-naturais durante o Pleistoceno Superio (ASEM IV)
• A transição Paleolítico Médio-Superior no Barlavento algarvio (TaPaMe)
• O Quaternário na Bacia de Drenagem do Rio Real (QuaterReal)
• Analysis of the Initial Magadalenian archaofaunal assemblage (level 119) of El Miron, Cantabria, Spain at the Laboratorio de Bioarqueología y Paleoclima- IIIPC, University of Cantabria, Santander
• Stone Age Vilankulos: Modern Human Origins Research south of the Rio Save, Mozambique