Roxane Matias is currently a PhD student at the University of Algarve that holds a PhD Grant (UI/BD/150810/2020), funded by FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia), but acquired through the ICArEHB Centre. Since your BA, also held at the same institution, her interest was focused on Archaeobotany, more specifically on anthracology – the study of charred wood in an archaeological context. She completes the MA in 2020 with the thesis theme: Anthracological analysis of Late Iron Age Shell-Middens Complex at Praia do Tofo and Praia da Rocha, Inhambane, Mozambique. During her Master, she had the opportunity to spend two months at the University of Wits, Johannesburg, South Africa where she analysed the anthracological material, and developed her skills on this branch of archaeology.
Currently, she is developing research for her PhD project about wild woody resources, fire use, and past landscape using charred wood in hearth contexts during the Final Later Stone Age at Jubilee Shelter archaeological site, in Gauteng province, South Africa. Again, in collaboration with the Wits University.
She also collaborated in the organization of some conferences (e.g.: 8ª edition of the congress: European Society for the study of Human Evolution (ESHE), University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal – 2018; 84th Annual Meeting of Society For American Archaeologist (SAA), Albuquerque, New Mexico, United, States of America – 2019), presented posters at international scientific meetings, as well as participated in several projects at the ICArEHB Centre.
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