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Name Professor Joao Zilhao
Job title Research Fellow
Department Department of Archaeology and Anthropology University of Bristol
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Qualifications PhD(Lisbon)
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Keywords Neanderthals
early modern humans
upper palaeolithic art
Areas of expertise Research Interests

· Late Neandertals and Early Modern Humans
· Upper Palaeolithic Art and Culture
· The Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition in Europe

Ongoing field projects

· Palaeolithic Archaeology of the Almonda Karstic System (Torres Novas, Portugal)- The history of the incision of the underground river left a labyrinthine network of fossil galleries found at different elevations above the spring.

· The Middle Palaeolithic sequence of Cueva Antón (Mula, Murcia, Spain)-
The remains of human use of the site consist of hearth features, stone tools and animal bones, and are contained in fine sands deposited by low-energy flooding of the shelter by the Mula River.

· Upper Palaeolithic rock shelters in the Rambla Perea (Mula, Murcia, Spain)- After two field seasons (2007-2008), the two adjacent rock shelters of Finca de Doña Martina and La Boja revealed stratified Solutreogravettian, Solutrean and Gravettian occupations containing abundant lithics, ornaments, structured features (hearths), and charcoal.