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I have a bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from the Biosciences Institute of the University of São Paulo (USP 1999), a master's degree (2002) and a doctorate from the same institution (2007). I worked as a researcher-curator at the Department of Biological Anthropology at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom (2006-2010) and then I did postdoctoral studies at the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology of USP (2011-2014). I was a lecturer at the Postgraduate Program in Archaeology (PPGArq) of the Dept. of Anthropology of the National Museum-UFRJ (2014-June 2018). I am currently a lecturer at the Dept. of Genetics and Evolutionary Biology of the Institute of Biosciences of the University of São Paulo and coordinated the Laboratory of Human Evolutionary Studies in this department. I have experience in Archaeology, Bioarchaeology, Biological Anthropology and human evolution, working mainly on the following subjects: human biocultural studies, human microevolutionary studies, Brazilian prehistoric settlement, cultural transmission in hunter-gatherers and application of statistical methods in archaeology. I hold a productivity fellowship at CNPq (PQ-2) and I am a Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Exeter (UK). (Source: Lattes Curriculum)
The Ribeira de Iguape Valley, located in the south of the State of São Paulo, is one of the rare Brazilian regions that presents prehistoric human occupations, preserving both human skeletal remnants and their material culture, throughout the Holocene. Therefore, this place presents itself as an ideal one for understanding long-lived human settlement, including issues of contact, identi...
It has been proposed that the Umbu tradition, whose definition is based on the presence of bifacial points, originated in Southeastern Brazil around 10,000 BP, and it could be still observed around 1,500 BP. So far, very few chronological markers have been identified. That, together with its extended chronological frame, has resulted in much controversy about the actual existence of suc...
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OKUMURA, Maria Mercedes Martinez. Diversidade morfológica craniana, micro-evolução e ocupação pré-histórica da costa brasileira. 2007. Tese (Doutorado) – Instituto de Biociências. Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo. (02/13441-0)