Ana Amarante finished her MSc thesis

A new thesis based on the HOT project was brilliantly defended by Ana Amarante with the title Burned bones vs unburned bones: a pilot study about the impact of differential post-depositional taphonomy on bioanthropological research.

The thesis was presented under the Masters on Human Evolution and Biology at the Department of Life Sciences of the University of Coimbra. We intend to publish some of the results in 2017 and we’ll let you know when that happens.

Bone collagen as a factor for heat-induced warping was investigated in a new MSc thesis

Knowing the pre-burning condition of human remains is of critical importance for both archaeological and forensic science. Recently, this topic was innovatively addressed in a MSc thesis by Ana Vassalo. This research was carried out within the HOT project.

While the paper in English does not come out, you may download the thesis (in Portuguese) here.

Cementochronology was the focus of a new MSc project

A brilliant thesis, developed within the HOT project, on the potential of cementochronology for age at death estimation based on burned human skeletal remains was recently defended by Inês Santos under the Masters on Human Evolution and Biology at the Department of Life Sciences of the University of Coimbra.

The thesis was presented in Portuguese and is available for download here. A paper in English will soon be submitted as well. We’ll let you know when it is published!

 

New MSc Thesis on Burned Teeth

Márcia Gouveia brilliantly defended her thesis focusing on the potential of odontometric features for sex estimation based on burned remains. This research was carried out under the Masters on Human Evolution and Biology at the Department of Life Sciences of the University of Coimbra. It is also part of the investigation developed within the HOT project.

The thesis was presented in Portuguese and can be downloaded here. Expectantly, a paper written in English will be soon submitted. We’ll keep you updated on this!