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Statistics for archaeologists 101: part 1

Archaeology is a science that is strongly influenced by many other scientific fields. This can be seen in the different theories and methods that materialize contacts with disciplines like philosophy, anthropology, sociology, geology, chemistry, topography, and so on. However, this also shapes how archaeologists position themselves within Archaeology and the… Read More »Statistics for archaeologists 101: part 1

The Holy Tooth

As January comes to an end, we are all still recovering from our Christmas-related, sugar-induced comma – we all know everyone has a bit of a sweet tooth. Talking about teeth – meet Cláudia Relvado, our resident ICArEHB 2nd year PhD student! Sounds like a random association doesn’t it? Let… Read More »The Holy Tooth

A day in the lab.

As you may have already heard, Archaeology is a science that studies the human past by analyzing bones, rocks, charcoal, ceramics, or shells (among others) that are in archaeological sites. These archaeological sites are very important, because they were the home of past human communities, where we find the remains… Read More »A day in the lab.

The prehistoric “flower” of Santa Vitória (Campo Maior, Portugal)

The archaeological site of Santa Vitória is the first ditched enclosure excavated in Portugal and is located in Campo Maior (Portalegre), in Alentejo. It was excavated in the late 1980s and early 1990s. In these initial interventions, it was possible to identify two sinuous ditches that delimit two enclosures (which… Read More »The prehistoric “flower” of Santa Vitória (Campo Maior, Portugal)

A night of… science?

Can you guess what the most scientifical night of the year is? That’s right, you guessed it (or not) – it’s the European Researchers’ Night! Every year on the last Friday of September, researchers across Europe gather to make science accessible and fun to visitors. This year the event happened… Read More »A night of… science?