João Marreiros

Associated researcher 

TraCEr, Laboratory for Traceology and Controlled Experiments
MONREPOS Archaeological Research Centre and Museum for Human Behavioural Evolution,RGZM
Schloss Monrepos
56567 Neuwied


Research Interests

• Lithic technology and use-wear analysis
• Early Upper Paleolithic
• Gravettian

Short Bio

• Research Group Leader (since Jan 2017). Traceology laboratory. RömischGermanisches Zentralmuseum – Forschungsinstitut für Archäologie (RGZM) – RGZM Archaeological Research Institute. MONREPOS Archaeological Research Centre and Museum for Human Behavioural Evolution.
• Assistant Professor (since Jan 2017). Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Mainz. Germany.
• Visiting assistant professor (since 2013). Universidade do Algarve. Faculdade de Ciências Humanas e Sociais. Campus Gambelas, Faro. Portugal.
• Postdoctoral fellow (Jan 2014 – Dez 2016) at ICArEHB Universidade do Algarve (Faro, Portugal) and Instituto Milà I Fontanals Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (Barcelona, Spain).
• PhD. in Archaeology (2013), University of Algarve, Portugal. Dissertation title: Lithic variability and organization during the Gravettian in SW Iberian Peninsula. Supervisors: Nuno Bicho and Juan Gibaja.

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Key Publications

• Marreiros, J., Gibaja, J. and Bicho, N. (2016). Lithic use-wear analysis of the Early Gravettian of Vale Boi (Cape St. Vicente, Southern Portugal): insights into human technological adaptations in southwestern Iberian Peninsula. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences.  Link

• Marreiros, J., Bicho, N., Gibaja, J., Cascalheira, J. and Pereira, T. (2016). Early Gravettian projectile technology in Southwestern Iberian Peninsula: the double backed and bipointed bladelets of Vale Boi (Portugal). In R. Iovita and K. Sano (eds.) Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Stone Age Weaponry. Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology Series, Springer, pp. 147-158.  Link

• Marreiros, J., Gibaja, J. and Bicho, N. (eds.) (2015). Use-Wear and residue analysis in archaeology. Manuals in archaeological method, theory and technique series. Springer.  Link

• Marreiros, J., Gibaja, J. and Bicho, N. (eds.) (2014). Proceedings of the International conference on Use-Wear analysis, Use-Wear 2012. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

• Marreiros, J., Bicho, N., Gibaja, J., Pereira, T. and Cascalheira, J. (2014). Lithic technology from the Gravettian of Vale Boi: new insights into Early Upper Paleolithic human behavior in Southern Iberian Peninsula. Quaternary International, 359-360: 479-498.  Link

• Marreiros, J. and Bicho, N. (2013). Lithic technology variability and human ecodynamics during the Early Gravettian of Southern Iberian Peninsula. Quaternary International, 318: 90–101. Link


• New methods and techniques in use-wear analysis
• The origins and expansion of the Gravettian in Western Europe
• The EUP in SW Iberian Peninsula
• Lithic projectiles in the Early Upper Paleolithic in Europe