Carlos Duarte Simões
Interdisciplinary Center for Archaeology and Evolution of Human Behaviour (ICArEHB)
FCHS, University of Algarve
Campus de Gambelas
(+351) 289 800 988
ORCID ID: 0000-0001-6354-9437
The interactions between past human societies and the environment are my prime research interest. I focus on two main aspects: firstly, the contact mechanisms between the last hunter-gatherers and the first farmers in coastal regions, and its impact on societal changes, along with changes in coastal ecosystems exploited by these populations. Secondly, as a geoarchaeologist passionate about (micro)stratigraphy and the human evolutionary and paleoenvironmental stories that we can read from it, I specialize in the study of microscopic and molecular scales of the dirt from archaeological sites, through microstratigraphic and sedimentary ancient lipid biomarkers analysis.
I am a keen geoarchaeologist, with an interdisciplinary and international training. After graduating in Archaeology (NOVA-FCHS, Lisbon), I earned a Master’s in Quaternary Science (UPV/EHU, Bilbao), and completed my PhD in Prehistoric Archaeology in 2019 (University of Cantabria). I direct and collaborate in several field projects in Portugal and Spain, investigating Paleolithic to Neolithic contexts in the Iberian Peninsula.