I am a final year doctoral student with a background in archaeology, primatology, and anthropology. My research focuses on the archaeology of non-human primates, and how it can elucidate our understanding of the behaviours of our earliest ancestors.
My doctoral project focuses on landscape-scale patterns of chimpanzee stone tool use in Guinea, using archaeological methods to investigate the ecological parameters that are driving the selection and re-use of specific locations by chimpanzees for nut-cracking activities. With this information I am developing an interactive model to help reconstruct early hominin landscape use and resource exploitation patterns.
Through my MSc and ongoing collaborations, I am also involved in archaeological research of chimpanzee termite-fishing in Tanzania, which is contributing towards our knowledge of perishable technology and its relevance to human evolution and our technological origins.
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2016 – present: The ecology of chimpanzee technology: a comparative approach for modelling hominin landscape-use (PhD project; funded by FCT [SFRH/BD/115085/2016], and National Geographic [EC-399R-18])