Interdisciplinary Center for Archaeology and Evolution of Human Behaviour (ICArEHB)
FCHS, University of Algarve
Campus de Gambelas
(+351) 289 800 988
Upper and Middle Paleolithic Transition and Technology
Hominin adaptations; Human Evolution
Archaeological Field Methods
Pedro Horta is a Paleolithic archaeologist interested in the evolution of hominin adaptation and migration strategies from the earliest stone tool industries to the more complex stone tools used by modern humans. He is currently a PhD student and a Research fellow at ICArEHB, University of Algarve, where he completed his MA and BA. His ongoing PhD project is generating new data on how bipolar stone tool strategies impacted the arrival and settlement of early modern humans in Europe through a combination of controlled experiments, 3D scanning software and stone tool analysis. He has excavated a number of Paleolithic sites in Europe and North Africa and is currently mainly involved with projects in Southern Portugal (Vale Boi and Gruta da Companheira) and Bulgaria (Bacho Kiro). Both projects are focused on hominin adaptations just prior and after the arrival of modern humans in Europe, a subject which Horta has focused and published on.