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António Faustino Carvalho
Degree in History (specialization in Archaeology) in 1992 and Master of Arts in Archaeology (specialization in Prehistory) in 1997 by the University of Lisbon. PhD in Archaeology (specialization in Prehistory) by the University of Algarve in 2007.
As professional archaeologist, was member of the team that created the Côa Valley Archaeological Park (1995-1999), which resulted from previous experience in Palaeolithic archaeology. After a brief position at the Portuguese Institute for Archeology / Ministry of Culture of Portugal (1999-2001) where, among other tasks, was commissioner for the environmental and heritage monitoring of the Alqueva Dam construction, was admited at the University of Algarve in 2001.
At the University of Algarve, where he is director of the Master of Arts course and vice-director of the PhD course since 2010, he has taught introductory subjects to Archaeology, Rock-Art, and on the origins and development of farming societies. In teaching, he has been advisor to several master's, doctoral theses and post-doctoral research plans, and has been present at several juries of Portuguese, Spanish and French universities. He directed/codirected 15 research projects (two of which are international) funded by several public entities (Foundation for Science and Technology, National Plan of Archaeological Works, Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities, and the municipalities of Oliveira de Frades, Sátão, Torres Novas, Vila do Bispo and Vouzela) and private foundations (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation). As a collaborator, he participated in 15 other projects (eight of which were international) that mostly focused on the first farming societies of the Western Mediterranean and Iberia.
He conducted archaeological excavations at 32 sites from the Upper Paleolithic to the Middle Ages and participated in 96 archaeology meetings or congresses in Portugal, Germany, Spain, United States, France, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom and Switzerland, with 50 communications (including 19 as a guest speaker) and 26 posters. This work resulted in 178 published (or forthcoming) titles, including 11 books and 41 publications in peer-reviewed international books and journals [2019 data]. He has been a reviewer of research projects submitted to the Directorate-General for Cultural Heritage (Ministry of Culture of Portugal) and Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions individual fellowships, as well as articles in various international journals.