Interdisciplinary Center for Archaeology and Evolution of Human Behaviour (ICArEHB)
FCHS, University of Algarve
Campus de Gambelas
Visiting Professorial Fellow, Geoarchäologie–INA–Univ. Tübingen
Univ. Tübingen, Hölderlinstr. 12, 72074 Tübingen, Germany
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7059-1446
His current research interests are centred on the application of micromorphological techniques to the study of site formation processes at archaeological sites. These have included Pleistocene caves in France (Pech de l’Azé IV, La Ferrassie, Roc de Marsal), Flores, Indonesia (Liang Bua), Siberia (Denisova) and the Iron-Age/Roman/Muslim site of Torre d’en Galmés in Menorca.
He started out as a post-doc at Hebrew University, Jerusalem and in the early 1990s moved to Texas to do contract archaeology. He then went to the (now defunct) Archaeology Department at Boston University where he was Professor of Geoarchaeology until he retired in 2014. He has authored articles on archaeological soil micromorphology, and co-authored books (with M.-A. Courty, R.I. Macphail, P. Karkanas) on micromorphology and geoarchaeology (Soils and Micromorphology in Archaeology; Practical and Theoretical Geoarchaeology; Applied Soils and Micromorphology in Archaeology; and Reconstructing Archaeological Sites: Understanding the Geoarchaeological Matrix). He is Associate Editor of the Encyclopedia of Geoarchaeology.
He received the Rip Rapp Award from the Geological Society of America in 2002, the Fryxell Award (Society for American Archaeology) in 2008, and the Pomerantz Award from the Archaeological Institute of America for Scientific Contributions to Archaeology in 2010. He was the recipient of Alexander von Humboldt Senior Awards at the Institute of Scientific Archaeology, University of Tübingen, Germany.