António Valera

Researcher, ICArEHB

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

Researcher, Era Arqueologia S.A.

Calçada de Santa Catarina 9c
1495-705 Cruz Quebrada – Dafundo

(+351) 938 910 082

ORCID ID: 0000-0001-5492-3810

Research Interests

  • Neolithic and Chalcolithic archaeology
  • Funerary practices
  • Architectures and landscapes
  • Prehistoric ditched enclosures
  • Prehistoric ideological forms of expression
  • Theory of Archaeology, epistemology
  • Human / animal relationship
  • Prehistoric ontologies
  • Public archaeology

Short Bio

António Carlos Neves de Valera has a degree in History and another in Archaeology, a master and a PhD in Archaeology. Has developed research since 1988 focused in the Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods in Central and South Portugal. At present, is coordinating the Global Archaeological Research Program of Perdigões complex of ditched enclosures and has been a leading researcher regarding the prehistoric ditched enclosures phenomena in Portugal.
Is responsible for the research area of Era Arqueologia Company and for the research group on Prehistoric Complex Societies in the ICArEHB research centre.
Has a vast list of publications and has been engaged with several editorial projects in Arcaeology.