Origins of Agriculture; Archaeogenomics and Ancient DNA; Plant Domestication; Evolution of Complex Societies; Archaeobotany; Resilience and colapse of complex societies.
Ever since childhood I had a passion for both the human past and the living world. I obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Biology (University of Minho, Portugal) and specialised in plant molecular biology. At this point I discovered the research question that would drive my career: how (and why, oh why?!) did human groups stopped being hunter-gatherers to become farmers? After an MPhil in Archaeological Research at the University of Cambridge (UK), I completed a PhD in the same university investigating the spread of wheat cultivation in North Africa and Iberia