Mussa Raja
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Doctoral Student

Interdisciplinary Center for Archaeology and Evolution of Human Behaviour (ICArEHB)
FCHS, University of Algarve
Campus de Gambelas
8005-139 Faro
Portugal

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Eduardo Mondlane University
Faculdade de Letras e Ciências Sociais
Departamento de Arqueologia e Antropologia
Faculdade de Letras e Ciências Sociais (FLCS)
Av. Julius Nyerere, nr. 3453
Maputo
Mozambique

 

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4074-0754

Research Interests

I am interested on the following subfield in Archaeology:

• African archaeology
• Geoarchaeology
• Study of stone tools
• Settlement Patterns
• Archaeological Epistemology
• Contract Archaeology.

Short Bio

I am presently PhD student in Archaeology at University of Algarve, Portugal since 2015. I have completed in 2015 Master degree in Archaeology at University of Algarve, Portugal. In 2009 I completed BA with honour in History at Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, Mozambique.
Since 2006 I have been involved in many projects regarding to the Archaeology in the field of African Stone Age. Also, since 2010 I am Lecturer Assistant at Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, at Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique. As a Lecturer and Researcher Assistant, I co-authored several scientific papers published in several internationally renowned journals.

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Key Publications

• Gonçalves, C.; Cascalheira, J.; Haws, J.; Raja, M. and Bicho, N. (2017). Padrões de povoamento da Idade da Pedra no vale do Lunho (Niassa, Moçambique). In A. Gomes, C. Gonçalves, L. André, N. Bicho, N. and T. Boski (eds.), Mudanças em sistemas ambientais e sua expressão temporal. Livro de Resumos da IX Reunião do Quaternário Ibérico. [e-book] Universidade do Algarve – CIMA & ICArEHB: Faro.

• Bicho, N.; Cascalheira, J.; Haws, J.; Gonçalves, C.; Raja, M.; André, L.; Benedetti, M.; Gomes, A.; Carvalho, M.; Zinsious, B.; Benedetti, I. and Skosey-LaLonde, E. (2017). A Jazida da Idade da Pedra Superior de Txina Txina, bacia do Rio Limpopo, Moçambique. In A. Gomes, C. Gonçalves, L. André, N. Bicho, N. and T. Boski (eds.), Mudanças em sistemas ambientais e sua expressão temporal. Livro de Resumos da IX Reunião do Quaternário Ibérico. [e-book] Universidade do Algarve – CIMA & ICArEHB: Faro.

• Gomes, A.; Skosey-LaLonde, E.; Zinsious, B.; Gonçalves, C.; Bicho, N.; Raja, M.; Cascalheira, J. and Haws, J. (2017). Alterações ambientais na costa moçambicana, durante o holocénico. In A. Gomes, C. Gonçalves, L. André, N. Bicho, N. & T. Boski (eds.), Mudanças em sistemas ambientais e sua expressão temporal. Livro de Resumos da IX Reunião do Quaternário Ibérico. [e-book] Universidade do Algarve – CIMA & ICArEHB: Faro.

• Bicho, N.; Cascalheira, J.; Haws, J.; Gonçalves, C.; Raja, M.; André, L.; Benedetti, M.; Gomes, A.; Carvalho, M. and Zinsious, B. (2017). Txina Txina, a new LSA site from the Limpopo River Valley, Mozambique. Proceedings of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution, 6: 24.

• Cascalheira, J.; Gonçalves, C.; Bicho, N.; Gomes, A.; Raja, M. and Haws, J. (2017). Systematic sampling survey for Stone Age sites in the Limpopo basin, SW Mozambique. Proceedings of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution, 6: 37.

• Gonçalves, C.; Cascalheira, J.; Haws, J.; Raja, M. and Bicho, N. (2017). Reconstructing Stone Age Settlement Patterns in the Elephant river valley, Mozambique. Proceedings of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution, 6: 77.

• Gonçalves, C.; Cascalheira, J.; Haws, J.; Raja, M. and Bicho, N. (2017). Reconstructing Stone Age Settlement Patterns in the Elephant river valley, Mozambique. Proceedings of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution, 6: 77.

• Bicho, N.; Cascalheira, J.; Haws, J.; Gonçalves, C.; Raja, M.; André, L.; Benedetti, M.; Gomes, A.; Carvalho, M. and Zinsious, B.  (2017). Txina Txina: A Later Stone Age Site from the Limpopo Basin in Southern Mozambique. Abstracts of the Paleoanthropology Society 2017 Meeting. PaleoAnthropology Journal 2017: A4.

• Cascalheira, J.; Bicho, N.; Gonçalves, C.; Haws, J. and Raja, M. (2017). Technological variability in the Middle Stone Age of Mozambique: Preliminary results. Abstracts of the Paleoanthropology Society 2017 Meeting. PaleoAnthropology Journal 2017: A6.

• Gonçalves, C.; Gomes, A.; Cascalheira, J.; Raja, M.; Bicho, N. and Haws, J.  (2017). Applying systematic sampling survey to evaluate Stone Age settlement in the Elephant River, Limpopo Basin, SW Mozambique. Abstracts of the Paleoanthropology Society 2017 Meeting. PaleoAnthropology Journal 2017: A12.

• Gonçalves, C.; Raja, M.; Madime, O.; Cascalheira, J.; Haws, J.; Matos, D. and Bicho, N. (2016). Mapping the Stone Age of Mozambique. African Archaeological Review, 33(1): 1-12.  Link

• Gonçalves, C.; Cascalheira, J.; Haws, J.; Zinsious, B.; Raja, M. and Bicho, N. (2016). Stone Age settlement patterns in the Lunho valley (Niassa, Mozambique): GIS preliminary results. Proceedings of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution, 5: 110.

• Bicho, N.; Cascalheira, J.; Haws, J.; Gonçalves, C. and Raja, M. (2016). Middle Stone Age technologies in Mozambique: preliminary results. Proceedings of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution, 5: 52.

• Bicho, N.; Haws, J.; Raja, M.; Madime, O.; Gonçalves, C.; Cascalheira, J.; Benedetti, M.; Pereira. T. and Aldeias, V. (2015). Middle and Late Stone Age of the Niassa region, Northern Mozambique. Preliminary results. Quaternary International, 404(Part B): 87-99.  Link

• Bicho, N.; Haws, J.; Raja, M.; Madime, O. Gonçalves, C.; Cascalheira, J.; Aldeias, V.; Benedetti, M. and Pereira, T. (2015). Middle and Late Stone Age of the Niassa Region, Northern Mozambique. Proceedings of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution, 4: 52.

• Bicho, N.; Aldeias, V.; Benedetti, M.; Cascalheira, J.; Gonçalves, C., Haws, J.; Madime, O.; Pereira, T.; Raja, M. and Zinsious, B.  (2015). Chicaza Rockshelter (Niassa, Mozambique): A preliminary report on stratigraphy and chronology. Abstracts of the Paleoanthropology Society 2015 Meeting. PaleoAnthropology Journal 2015: A3.

• Cascalheira, J.; Gonçalves, C.; Aldeias, V.; Benedetti, M.; Haws, J.; Madime, O.; Matos, D.; Pereira, T.; Raja, M.; Zinsious, B. and Bicho, N.  (2015). Stone Age occupations in Northern Mozambique: new evidence from a survey project in the Lunho river valley (Niassa). Abstracts of the Paleoanthropology Society 2015 Meeting. PaleoAnthropology Journal 2015: A5.

• Mercader, J.; Asmeron, Y.; Bennett, T; Raja, M. and Skinner, A. (2009). Initial excavation and dating of Ngalue Cave: A Middle Stone Age site along the Niassa Rift, Mozambique. Journal of Human Evolution, 57(1): 63-74.  Link

• Mercader, J.; Bennett, T. and Raja, M. (2008). Middle Stone Age Starch Acquisition in the Niassa Rift, Mozambique. Quaternary Research, 70(2): 283-300.  Link

Research

• Since 2016: participated on project Stone Age Vilankulos: Modern Human Origins Research south of the Rio Save, Mozambique. Funded by the Portuguese Science Foundation (P.I.: Jonhathan Haws).
• 2017: Middle and Late Stone Archaeology in Machampane Valley, Limpopo River basin, southern Mozambique (P.I.: Nuno Bicho) (National Geographic Society).
• 2013-2015: Middle Stone Age archaeology and the origins of modern humans in Southern Mozambique. Funded by the Portuguese Science Foundation (P.I.: Nuno Ferreira Bicho).
• 2005-2011: Projecto Património Arqueológico e Cultural (PAC) (P.I.: Julio Mercader, University o Calgary, Canada)