Chase Murphree

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

ORCID 0000-0003-0781-2039

Research Interests

My PhD research is focused on understanding sedimentary signature for late Neanderthal and Modern Human fire use in late Pleistocene Europe using geoarchaeological, biomolecular, and experimental proxies. I’m currently studying the evidence of fire use and site formation processes on late Middle and Upper Paleolithic sites in Austria, France, and Ukraine.

Short Bio

I am a PhD student and researcher at ICArEHB under the FCT PhD Studentship Grant (2021.08939.BD) with the project title “ICEFLAME” (Investigating Cold Effects on Fire features using Archaeological Microstratigraphic and Experimental proxies). I received my MPhil from the University of Cambridge, UK, in 2018 and my B.Sc in Anthropology from the College of Charleston, USA, in 2011. I have worked as a field archaeologist on various sites and time periods in Europe, North Africa, and the United States,