Interdisciplinary Centre for Archaeology and Evolution of Human Behaviour

Type of Structure
Centros de Investigação
Coordinator
Nuno Bicho
Thematic Area
Arts, Communication and Heritage
Scientific Area
History

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Archaeology and Evolution of Human Behaviour (ICArEHB) is a research centre based at the University of Algarve (Southern Portugal). It brings together a group of foreign and national researchers whose main goal is to conduct research and contribute to a better understanding of the evolution of human behaviour from an archaeological and anthropological perspective.

The research is organised into four groups - prehistoric coastal adaptations, African archaeology and human evolution, the development of complex societies and the history of archaeological science - focusing mainly on the emergence of anatomically modern humans, hunter-gatherer coastal adaptations, the development of complex societies, and African archaeology, using different disciplines and methodological approaches, such as geoarcaheology, wear and tear analysis, zooarchaeology, palaeobotany and GIS. Currently, ICArEHB members are actively participating in a large number of projects taking place in Europe and Africa.