Emily Hallinan

Researcher, 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 ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0698-8238

Research Interests

My research interests are lithic technology and landscape use in the southern African Stone Age, with a particular focus on Middle Stone Age behavioural variability and past human adaptations to arid environments. I am especially interested in using surface lithic evidence from open-air sites to understand past behaviour from a landscape perspective. My current research project uses new digital methods to record lithics in the field and generate 3D models to compare assemblages at a global scale, specifically applied to Nubian Levallois technology.

Short Bio

I completed my PhD in 2018 at the University of Cambridge and now hold a Marie-Skłodowska Curie post-doctoral fellowship at ICArEHB. I have led two survey-based projects in South Africa studying surface lithic assemblages. My MPhil at the University of Cape Town (2011-2013, supervised by Prof. John Parkington) focused on the Olifants River Valley (Western Cape), and my PhD (2013-2018, supervised by Dr Philip Nigst and funded by an AHRC Doctoral Award) studied the adjacent Tankwa Karoo region. My current EU-funded project, TANKwA, builds on this research by using geometric morphometric techniques to study a new late Middle Stone Age technological variant featuring Nubian Levallois technology. More information can be found on the project website: https://emilyhallinan.com/.