Roxane Matias

Doctoral Student, ICArEHB

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

(+351) 289 800 900

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-1966-6174

Research Interests

  • Anthracology/Charcoal analyses
  • Archaeobotany – Theory and Methods
  • Environmental Archaeology
  • Firewood Management
  • Wild woody resources
  • Hunter-Gatherer Mobility
  • Prehistoric Archaeology

Short Bio

Roxane Matias is currently a PhD student at the University of Algarve that holds a PhD Grant (UI/BD/150810/2020), funded by FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia), but acquired through the ICArEHB Centre. Since your BA, also held at the same institution, her interest was focused on Archaeobotany, more specifically on anthracology – the study of charred wood in an archaeological context. She completes the MA in 2020 with the thesis theme: Anthracological analysis of Late Iron Age Shell-Middens Complex at Praia do Tofo and Praia da Rocha, Inhambane, Mozambique. During her Master, she had the opportunity to spend two months at the University of Wits, Johannesburg, South Africa where she analysed the anthracological material, and developed her skills on this branch of archaeology.

Currently, she is developing research for her PhD project about wild woody resources, fire use, and past landscape using charred wood in hearth contexts during the Final Later Stone Age at Jubilee Shelter archaeological site, in Gauteng province, South Africa. Again, in collaboration with the Wits University.