Rita Peyroteo Stjerna
I am a bioarchaeologist specialised in the analysis of human remains and mortuary archaeology, trained in archaeothanatology, ancient DNA, radiocarbon and isotopes.
My main interests are Archaeological Science and History of Archaeology and I have been developing my research by working with archaeological museum collections since 2011 in Europe, Africa, and Southeast Asia.
Keywords: archaeology adna radiocarbon dating stable isotopes archaeothanatology human remains hunter-gatherers mortuary practices mesolithic neolithic archaeological science
I received my degree in archaeology at the University of Lisbon (2007) and I hold a PhD (2016) in archaeology from Uppsala University that focuses on the role of mortuary ritual practice in Mesolithic hunter-gatherers in south-western Europe, 8000 years ago.
Since 2016, I am a researcher at the Human Evolution Research Program at the Evolutionary Biology Centre in Uppsala, where I have developed protocols for contamination-free sampling of human bones with minimal impact on museum collections.
I have published on Holocene hunter-gatherers in Iberia and I am currently working in several interdisciplinary projects in Europe, Asia, and Africa.
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