Sara Rhodes

Researcher, ICArEHB

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

(+351) 289 800 900

ORCID: 0000-0001-7328-4663

Researcher, University of Toronto

Archaeology Center, University of Toronto

Research Interests

Hunter-gatherer archaeology, Later Stone Age, Middle and Upper Paleolithic, Paleoecology, stable isotopes, paleoenvironmental reconstruction, microvertebrates, taphonomy

Short Bio

After earning my Bachelors and Masters at the University of Toronto (Canada), I completed a doctorate of natural sciences (Dr. rer. nat) at the University of Tübingen (Germany) in 2019. My dissertation recreated the paleoenvironment of the Ach Valley, Germany, during the period between 60,000 and 35,000 cal BP when modern humans replaced Neanderthal groups in the region (Rhodes et al., 2018, 2019; Rhodes 2019; Rhodes & Conard, 2021). In 2020, I was awarded a DAAD Postdoctoral Researcher International Mobility Experience (PRIME) fellowship to conduct research at the University of Witwatersrand (South Africa) and University of Toronto (Canada), on the paleoecological context of the Later Stone Age in the Northern Cape and elsewhere in South Africa. I joined ICArEHB in July 2021, with plans to expand this research through new excavations on the Ghaap plateau escarpment and elsewhere in the savannah biome and analysis of new high-resolution paleoecological material records firmly situated in robust radiocarbon chronologies