He is Full Professor at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Coimbra and has received honoris causa doctorates from the University of Bordeaux (1985) and the University of Santiago de Compostela (1996).
He received the Raoul Duseigneur Award from the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres (Paris) for the work Les villas romaines de São Cucufate, Portugal (in conjunction with R. Etienne and F. Mayet).
In the area of teaching he has taught a variety of subjects including: Classic Archeology, Ancient History, Pre-History and Proto-History. As a Researcher he has focused his efforts on roman archaeology in Portugal and, more recently, directed his attention toward the theory of archeology.
He is the author of many papers and articles totalling some one hundred and ninety. One of his principal works, Roman Portugal, was edited in England (Warminster, 1988). Two others, Portugal Romano [“Roman Portugal”] and O domínio romano em Portugal [“The Roman domain in Portugal”] are in their fourth and third editions, respectively.