Adriana Leite

Doctoral Student, ICArEHB

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

  (+351) 289 800 988

Research Interests

  • Paleodiet
  • Breastfeeding and weaning strategies
  • Biomolecular analysis (Stable isotopes, Paleoproteomics)
  • Paleopathology
  • Oral health
  • Funerary practices

Short Bio

Adriana Leite is a PhD student developing research on ancient consumption patterns, focusing on the role of dairy products in Late Neolithic to Bronze Age societies of Southern Portugal. She completed her BA in Anthropology and MA in Human Evolution and Biology in the University of Coimbra with a dissertation entitled: “Diet in Medieval Santarém: Anthropological and isotopic analysis of a sample from Ribeira de Santarém, Santarém”. Her professional background includes collaborations with Museums and Laboratories through internships and voluntary work, presentation of work in conferences and participation in excavations. She is a researcher at ICArEHB while undertaking the PhD entitled: “Osteological, isotope and biomolecular analysis of Neolithic to Bronze Age communities from the Lower Guadiana: Diachronic dietary patterns and dairy consumption”.