Marina Évora
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Researcher 

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
Portugal

  gmevora@ualg.pt

ORCID ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2422-743X

Research Interests

• Osseous industry
• Hunter-Gatherers
• Zooarchaeology
• Ethnoarchaeology
• Paleolithic

Short Bio

I graduated in History, then made my Master in Archaeological Theory and Methods beginning my research in osseous industry. I studied several assemblages from portuguese Upper Palaeolithic archaeological sites, located in Estremadura, Alentejo and Algarve provinces. Latter started my Ph.D. following the same research topic, but this time extending the theme to Southern Iberia, analysing and comparing, from a technological and use-wear perspective, four Upper Paleolithic osseous industry assemblages from Lapa do Picareiro (Estremadura) and Vale Boi (Algarve) in Portugal, and El Pirulejo (Córdoba) and Cueva Ambrósio (Almeria) in Spain.
Besides research activities, I have been also working in contract archaeology, in archaeological sites dated from Upper Paleolithic and Holocene to more recent ones.

For my complete CV please click HERE

Key Publications

Peer-reviewed articles
• Cortés-Sanchez, M., Morales-Muñiz, A., Jiménez-Espjo, F., Évora, M., Simón-Vallejo, M.D., García-Alix, A., Martínez Aguirre, A., Riquelme-Cantal, J.A., Odriozola, C.P., Parrila Giráldez, R. and Álvarez-Lao, D.J. (2017). Multi-purpose fossils? The reappraisal of an Elephas antiquus molar from El Pirulejo (Magdalenian; Córdoba, Spain). Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, 9(6): 1287-1303.  Link

• Évora, M. (2016). A review of the osseous projectile points from Upper Palaeolithic Portugal. In M.C. Langley (ed.), Osseous Projectile Weaponry: Towards an Understanding of Pleistocene Cultural Variability. VERT Series. New York: Springer Verlag.

• Évora, M.A. (2015). Use-wear analysis of osseous material industry. In J. Marreiros, J. Gibaja Bao and N. Bicho (eds.), Use-wear and residue analysis in Archaeology: 159-170. Springer International Publishing. Manuals in Archaeological Method, Theory and Technique.

• Évora, M.A. (2013). Osseous industry and exploitation of animal resources in Southern Iberia during the Upper Paleolithic. Quaternary International, 318:33-45.  Link

• Bicho, N., Manne, T., Marreiros, J., Cascalheira, J., Pereira, T., Tátá, F., Évora, M., Gonçalves, C. and Infantini, L. (2013). The ecodynamics of the first modern humans in Southwestern Iberia: The case of Vale Boi, Portugal. Quaternary International, 318: 102-116.  Link

• Évora, M.A. (2013). Raw material used in the manufacture of osseous artefacts during the Upper Paleolithic in Portugal. In A. Choyke and S. O'Connor (eds.), From These Bare Bones: Raw materials and the study of worked osseous objects: 21-27. Oxford: Oxbow Books.

• Cascalheira, J., Bicho, N., Marreiros, J., Pereira, T., Évora, M., Cortés, M., Gibaja, J., Manne, T., Regala, F., Gonçalves, C. and Monteiro, P. (2013). Vale Boi (Algarve, Portugal) and the Solutrean in Southwestern Iberia. Espacio, Tiempo y Forma, 5: 455-467.  Link

• Manne, T., Cascalheira, J., Évora, M., Marreiros, J. and Bicho, N. (2012). Intensive subsistence practices at Vale Boi, an Upper Paleolithic site in southwestern Portugal. Quaternary International, 264: 83-99.  Link

• Bicho, N., Manne, T., Marreiros, J., Cascalheira, J., Mendonça, C., Évora, M.,  Gibaja, J. and Pereira, T. (2010). O Paleolítico Superior do Sudoeste da Península Ibérica: o caso do Algarve. In Actas das Jornadas sobre o Paleolítico Superior, Monografies 8, SERP, Universitát de Barcelona, Barcelona.

 

Other publications, not peer-reviewed
• Évora, M.A. (2015). Antler Debitage in Muge Shell Middens: The Collections of the Geological Museum. In N. Bicho, C. Detry, T.D. Price and E. Cunha (eds.), Muge 150th: The 150th Anniversary of the Discovery of Mesolithic Shellmiddens: 59-76. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

• Évora, M.A. (2014). Exploitation of bone and antler in the Upper Palaeolithic of Portugal. In C. Detry and R. Dupont Dias (eds.), Proceedings of the First Zooarchaeology Conference in Portugal. BAR International Series.

• Évora, M., Marreiros, J. and Gibaja Bao, J. (2013). Bone technology during the Gravettian in Vale Boi (Southwestern Iberian Peninsula): a use-wear approach. In Actas do Colóquio Internacional El Gravetiense Cantábrico, Estado de la Cuestión. Museo Nacional y Centro de Investigación de Altamira, Santillana del Mar, 581-592.

• Marreiros, J., Bicho, N., Cortés, M., Gibaja, J., Manne, T., Évora, M., Regala, F., Cascalheira, J., Pereira, T. and Mendonça, C. (2013). New evidencies from the Upper Paleolithic of Southwestern Iberian Peninsula: the Gravettian of Vale Boi (Southern Portugal). In Actas do Colóquio Internacional El Gravetiense Cantábrico, Estado de la Cuestión. Museo Nacional y Centro de Investigación de Altamira, Santillana del Mar, 93-110.

• Évora, M.A. (2012). Métodos de Debitagem e Esquemas de Transformação na manufactura de pontas de zagaia. In J. Cascalheira and C.Gonçalves (eds.), Actas das IV Jornadas de Jovens em Investigação Arqueológica. Faro: Núcleo de Arqueologia e Paleoecologia da Universidade do Algarve.

• Évora, M.A. (2011). Traços de manufactura na utensílagem óssea gravetense e solutrense de Vale Boi (Vila do Bispo, Algarve). In Actas das III Jornadas de Jóvenes en Investigación Arqueológica – JIA 2010, Revista d’Arqueologia Estrat Crític, Número 5, Volúmen II,  Col-lectiu Estrat Jove, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona.

• Bicho, N., Cascalheira, J., Cortéz, M, Gibaja, J., Évora, M., Manne, T., Marreiros, J., Mendonça, C., Pereira, T. and Regala, F. (2009). Identidade e adaptação: A ocupação humana durante o plistocénico final no Algarve. In Actas da VII Reunião do Quaternário Ibérico – O futuro do ambiente da Península Ibérica – As lições do passado geológico recente: 171-174. Faro: CIMA & Universidade do Algarve.

• Évora, M.A. (2008). Artefactos em haste e em osso do Paleolítico Superior Português. Promontória,  6: 9-50.

• Évora, M.A. (2008). Artefactos ósseos do Abrigo Pré-Histórico de Vale Boi, Vila do Bispo. Xelb, 8: 27-33. Actas do 5º Encontro de Arqueologia do Algarve.

• Bernardes, J.P., Correia, J. and Évora, M. (2006). Os primórdios da ocupação humana. In J.P. Bernardes and L.F. Oliveira (coord.), Santa Bárbara de Nexe. A História, a Igreja e a Memória: 17-33. Faro: Junta de Freguesia de Sta Bárbara de Nexe.

• Évora, M. (2004). Análise de restos alimentares encontrados no Mosteiro de São Vicente de Fora, Lisboa. In Animais na Pré-História e Arqueologia da Península Ibérica: 241-246. Faro: Universidade do Algarve. Actas do IV Congresso de Arqueologia Penínsular, vol.2, Faro 14 a 19 de Setembro de 2004, Universidade do Algarve.

Research

International collaboration
• Invited researcher - GDRE PREHISTOS - Groupement de Recherche Européen / European Research Group Prehistoric Exploitation of Osseous Materials in Europe to elaborate the Multilingual Lexicon of Bone Industries  Link

Project Coordination
• Since 2017: QuaterReal - The Quaternary in the Real river drainage basin (Co-P.I.: Cláudia Manso)

Participation in Projects
• Since 2018: A transição Paleolítico Médio-Superior no Barlavento algarvio (P.I.: Nuno Bicho).
• Since 2018: At the turning of the tide: the last hunter-gatherers and the first farming communities and of Muge (Central Portugal) (P.I.: Nuno Bicho, Célia Gonçalves, Lino André & João Cascalheira). Funded by EarthWatch Program, USA.
• Since 2018: The Muge Shellmiddens Project: A new portal to the last hunter-gatherers the Tagus valley, Portugal (P.I. Célia Gonçalves, Co-P.I.: Cláudia Umbelino). Funded by Portuguese Science Foundation, PT (ALG-01-0145-FEDER-29680) – 240 000 €.
• Since 2016: Ocupação humana na transição Pleistocénico-Holocénico NE Serra d'Aire (P.I.: João Marreiros).
• Since 2015: EcoPlis - Ocupação Humana plistocénica nos Ecótonos do Rio Lis (P.I.: Telmo Pereira). Funded by Wenner-Grenn Foundation, USA.
• 2010-2014: The last Neanderthals and the emergence of Modern Humans in Southwestern Iberia (P.I.: Nuno Bicho). Funded by Portuguese Science Foundation, PT (PTDC/HIS-ARQ/117540/2010) and Wenner-Grenn Foundation, USA.
• 2008-2011: A tale of two seas: Upper Paleolithic ecology in Vale Boi, southwestern Algarve (Portugal) (P.I.: Nuno Bicho). Funded by Portuguese Science Foundation (65,000€).
• 2008-2010: The last hunter-gatheres in the Tagus valley – the Muge shellmiddens (P.I.: Nuno Bicho). Funded by Portuguese Science Foundation (PTDC/HIS-ARQ/112156/2009) (140,000€).

Fellowship
• 2010-2013: Upper Palaeolithic Osseous Industry in Southern Iberia: risk and uncertainty management, Ph.D. Fellowship by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (SFRH/BD/61988/2009/J0304536S3W) (47,040€ over 4 years).