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.

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!

International Symposium on Anthropology and Natural Disasters

The HOT project attended the International Symposium on Anthropology and Natural Disasters that was held at the University of Coimbra on the 17th and 18th of April. We participated with the following presentations in this multidisciplinary meeting:

The Hot Topic of Burned Human Skeletal Remains: Coimbra’s contribution to Forensic Anthropology (both podium and poster presentations)
Gonçalves D, Coelho J, Gouveia M, Makhoul C, Santos I, Vassalo A, Santos AL, Batista de Carvalho L, Cunha E

Pioneering the Collection of Identified Burned Skeletons (poster presentation)
Gonçalves D, Ferreira MT, Cunha E