William Chase Murphree
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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

  (+351) 289 800 988

Research Interests

  • Geoarchaeology
  • Micromorphology
  • Site formation processes
  • Paleolithic Archaeology
  • Fire use
  • Experimental Archaeology

Short Bio

I am a PhD student and researcher as part of the FLAME project at ICArEHB, University of Algarve. I received my MPhil in Archaeology from the University of Cambridge in 2018, where my research was focused on studying the impact of site formation processes on the archaeological record. I graduated with B.Sc. in Anthropology from the College of Charleston, USA in 2011. I have worked as a field archaeologist on various sites and time periods across Europe, North Africa and the United States.

Key Publications

• Libois, T., Nigst, P.R., Haesaerts, P., Bosch, M.D., Murphree, W.C., Branscombe, T. and Noiret, P. (2018). 40 ans des recherches avec Vasile Chirica : Mitoc-Malu Galben, in: Lazarovici, C.M., Berzovan, A. (Eds.), Quaestiones Praehistoricae. Studia in honorem Professoris Vasile Chirica. Editura Academiei Române – Editura Istros, Bucarest and Brăila, pp. 53-74.


• 2019 – Present: FLAME- Fire among Anatomically Modern Humans and Neandertals as revealed from Archaeological Microstratigraphic Evidence, ICArEHB
• 2017 – Present, ASAP- Artifact Size Analysis Project, University of Cambridge