Nuno Bicho

Integrated Researcher, ICArEHB

Interdisciplinary Center for Archaeology and Evolution of Human Behaviour (ICArEHB)
FCHS, University of Algarve
Campus de Gambelas
8005-139 Faro

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ORCID ID: 0000-0001-9655-0549

Research Interests

My research focus primarily on two aspects of Paleolithic and Mesolithic times: times of change and transition; and on coastal human adaptations.
I am interested mostly in the transitions from the Middle to Upper Paleolithic and the emergence of Mesolithic in Portugal and the development of  Middle Stone Age as well as the transition to Later Stone Age in southern Africa, particularly in Mozambique.

Short Bio

Nuno Bicho received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from Southern Methodist University, Dallas Texas, in 1992. He is currently an Associate Professor of Archaeology and the Director of the Interdisciplinary Center of Archaeology and Evolution of Human Behavior at the University of Algarve (ICArEHB). He specializes in Paleolithic ecodynamics and his research focused on prehistoric costal hunter-gatherers of southern Iberia for the last three decades. More recently he has also developed research on the Mesolithic of the Tagus Valley and on Stone Age of Mozambique. He was an Academic Editor of PLOS ONE and, recently, was appointed as one of the Editors-in-Chief of the new Journal of Paleolithic Archaeology (Springer-Nature Group). He was Dean between 1998 and 2001 and 2005-2007 at the University of Algarve.