Roxane Matias

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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
Portugal

(+351) 289 800 900
roxanematias7@gmail.com
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ORCID ID: 0000-0002-1966-6174

 

Research Interests

  • Anthracology/Charcoal analyses
  • Archaeobotany – Theory and Methods
  • Environmental Archaeology
  • Firewood Management
  • Wild woody resources
  • Hunter-Gatherer Mobility
  • Prehistoric Archaeology

Short Bio

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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Key Publications

  • 2020 –   MATIAS, R., BICHO, N. – Fire in the cradle of humanity. Anthracological studies in Archaeological sites, Southern Africa: state of art. ). IN: Los tiempos cambian, de la piedra al teclado. X Jornadas de Jovens en Investigação Arqueológica, Burgos (7-10 of June, 2017). Minutes
  • 2019 –   TEIXEIRA, C. & MATIAS, R. – Análise de Potencial Arqueológico do Concelho de Castro Marim (Algarve, Portugal). IN: Los tiempos cambian, de la piedra al teclado. X Jornadas de Jovens en Investigação Arqueológica, Burgos (7-10 de junho de 2017). Minutes
  • 2019 –   TEIXEIRA, C & MATIAS, R. – Resultados preliminares da análise de fauna malacológica proveniente do sítio arqueológico de Alcaria de Arge (Portimão, Portugal). IN: Los tiempos cambian, de la piedra al teclado. X Jornadas de Jovens en Investigação Arqueológica, Burgos (7-10 de junho de 2017). Minutes
  • 2018 –   TEIXEIRA, C & MATIAS, R. – Revisão sobre o Património Islâmico em Portugal: Monumentos, sítios e conjuntos islâmicos classificados no Algarve. IN: Antrope, nº08, 2018, pp. 66-106. Article and Book
  • 2016 –     MONTEIRO, P. D., MATIAS, R., PAIXÃO, E., ASSIS, S., MARREIROS, J., ÉVORA, M., DUARTE, C., NORA, D., SILVA, S., PEREIRA, J., CARVALHO, V., HOLLIDAY, T., PEREIRA, T., (2016). Through the thin mesh – Bucket flotation method applied to Poço rockshelter (EcoPlis project, Leiria, Portugal): 2015-2016 fieldwork experience. In BEDIN, E., et al., (Eds) Fieldschools monography. Florida University Press (USA). Article