Rita Dias

Researcher, ICArEHB

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

  (+351) 289 800 988


ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2999-3133

Research Interests

• Zooarchaeology
• Fish remains
• Prehistory
• Sclerochronology
• Stable Isotopes
• Seasonality
• Palaeoenvironment
• Ecologic adaptations
• Settlement Patterns
• Subsistence Patterns

Short Bio

Archaeologist, specialized in Zooarchaeology, more specifically in Ichthyological remains and seasonality  studies through the use of Sclerochronology and Stable isotopes analysis on fish remains. I have successfully applied to external funding to pursue training in Scleochronology at the Sclerochronology Laboratory at Bangor University (Wales, UK) and, to due sclerochronological and stable isotope analysis on fish remains from the Cabeço da Amoreira Mesolithic Shell Midden (Santarém, Portugal). I have also attended DEST training ‘Fish Osteology’ given by Prof. Van Neer and his assistant Wim Wouters at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels. The results of my PhD investigation have so far been published in International Peer Reviewed Journals and hopefully are a contribution for the development of the use of Sclerochronology and Stable Istotopes use in the Archaeological Science through the establishment of suitable methodologies for archaeological remains.
I have established collaboration relationships with researchers from both Portuguese and foreign research centers like the Hercules Laboratory (University of Évora, Portugal) and the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, at the University of Cardiff (Wales, UK).