Sarah Marie Foley

Doctoral Student, ICArEHB

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

ORCID 0009-0007-9889-5373


Research Interests

My research interests are centered on hominin interactions with their environment, specifically the impact of palaeoclimate and palaeodietary breadth on hominin mobility. As part of the ERC funded DISPERSALS project, my Ph.D. research will use isotopic analyses to contextualize the population, cultural, and environmental dynamics central to the dispersal of Homo sapiens throughout and out of Africa.

Short Bio

I received my B.A. from the University of California Davis in Evolutionary Anthropology with a focus on Paleolithic archaeology. During my undergraduate at UC Davis, I worked in the stable isotopes and zooarchaeology labs, which curated my research interests in hominin diet and mobility. My field and research experience includes Cultural Resource Management bioarchaeological work in North America and on the island of Guam, as well as excavating at Middle to Uppper Paleolithic sites in Belgium, France, and Spain.