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UC.PT

II BioAnthropological Meeting

Programa / Programme

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Day one, May 29th, 2015


08.00 Registration

09.00 Welcome reception

Session in Human Evolution


09.30 Plenary Session - The phylogenetic position of Homo antecessor in the Eurasian Human Evolution: a review eighteen years later

José Bermúdez de Castro, CENIEH, Burgos, Spain


10.15 The modular nature of the Neanderthal thorax: the status quo

Daniel García-Martínez, Markus Bastir


10.30 The biomechanical performance of Homo heidelbergensis vs. Homo sapiens

Ricardo Miguel Godinho, Laura Fitton, Paul O’Higgins


10.45 Coffee-break


11.05 Poster session (Odd Numbers)

11.40 The origin of Homo ca. 2.8 Ma in the Ledi Geraru research area (Afar, Ethiopia)

Ignacio Lazagabaster, Ellis Locke, Irene Smail, John Rowan, Dominique Garello, Chalachew Seyoum, Joshua Robinson, Eric Scott, David Feary, Christopher Campisano, Brian Villmoare, William Kimbel, Erin DiMaggio, Guillame Dupont-Nivet, Alan Deino, Faysal Bibi, Margaret Lewis, Antoine Souron, Lars Werdelin, David Braun, Ramon Arrowsmith, Kaye Reed


11.55 Human Evolution teaching within a context of non-formal education: a course for high school students

Richard Marques, Ana Santos-Carvalho, Eugénia Cunha, Ana Luísa Santos, Ana Maria Silva, Cláudia Umbelino, Davide Delfino, Nelson Almeida, Paulo Gama Mota, Sónia Ferreira


12.05 Light Lunch


Session in Population Genetics


13.45 Plenary Session – Long-term balancing selection in the great apes

João Teixeira, Max Planck Institute, Germany


14.30 Association study of VNTR polymorphisms in 5-HTT (SLC6A4) gene with obesity risk in students from the University of Coimbra

Helena Dias, Magdalena Muc, Cristina Padez, Licínio Manco


14.45 The human maternal ancestry of the Indian Subcontinent

Marina Silva, Marisa Oliveira, Luísa Pereira, Pedro Soares


15.00 Investigating the maternal demographic history of an ancient human population in Southwest Turkey

Rita Rasteiro, Claudio Otton, Rinse Willet, Johan Claeys, Peter Talloen, Katrien Van de Vijver, Reyhan Yaka, Lounès Chikhi, Jeroen Poblome, Ronny Decorte


15.15 Identification of subclades within Y-chromosome haplogroup J in the Portuguese population

Joana Albuquerque, Rui Martiniano, Licínio Manco


15.30 Coffee-break


Session in Human Ecology


15.50 Plenary Session - Metabolic disease in migrant populations of South Asian origin: competing explanations

Tessa Pollard, University of Durham, United Kingdom


16.35 Poverty, health and health inequalities

Helena Nogueira, Ana Cláudia Lourenço


16.50 “In the between” or a particular portrayal of (a) human life

Maria Jorge Ferro, Telma Rodrigues, Bernardo Ferreira


17.05 Nutritional status of the Riverine population of the Caxiuaña National Forest, Melgaço - Pará, Brazil

Ligia Amaral Filgueiras, Hilton Pereira da Silva


17.20 Daytime sleepiness and caffeine intake in Portuguese University students

Maria Raquel Silva, Teresa Paiva


17.35 If you fear death, anxiety will haunt your life – so, let a story cherish your dreams

Maria Jorge Ferro, Luiza Nobre Lima


17.50 Changes in television viewing, computer use and walk to school among elementary school-aged children in Portugal from 2002 to 2009

Cristina Padez


18.05 Social determinants of health and Sickle Cell Disease in Amazonia

Ariana Silva, Hilton Pereria da Silva


20.00 social dinner (optional)


End of day one


Day two, May 30th, 2015


Session in Primatology


09.00 Plenary Session - The evolutionary origins of Human Cognition: insights from research on chimpanzees

Tetsuro Matsuzawa, University of Kyoto, Japan


09.45 The diet of the chimpanzees at Caiquene-Cadique, Guinea-Bissau: from cashew to snails

Joana Bessa, Cláudia Sousa, Kimberley J. Hockingsa


10.00 Dispersal in the Desert: genetic diversity and population structure of the Mauritanian baboon (Papio papio)

Vitor Silva, Maria Joana Silva, José Carlos Brito


10.15 Is sexual dimorphism in cranial form associated with sexual dimorphism of masticatory function? An approach using finite elements analysis and geometric morphometrics on two papionin species

Miguel Prôa, Laura C. Fitton, Paul O’Higgins


10.30 Mother-infant behavior in wild Bornean orangutans in a great apes perspective

Renata Mendonça, Tomoko Kanamori, Misato Hayashi, Tetsuro Matsuzawa


10.45 Coffee-break


Session in Anthropology of Past Populations


11.00 Plenary Session – Basque “oral history” from a dental anthropological perspective

Richard G. Scott, University of Nevada, Reno, USA

11.45 An experimental reconstruction of cremation rituals in the ancient Veneto area: preliminary results

Giovanni Magno


12.00 Can a database with pathology be healthy for research? The inclusion of data considering paleopathological information in the bioarchaeology database

Filipa Neto, Ana Seabra


12.15 Funerary contexts: some ideas on the problem of children representation and on evidence of family and affective ties in death

Bruno Magalhães, Ângela Araújo


12.30 Dental enamel hypoplasia in a Medieval Portuguese sample from Coimbra and its possible etiology

Liliana Carvalho, Sofia N. Wasterlain


12.45 Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Stress Markers (MSM) as indicators of occupational stress in a Catalan Cistercian Community

Núria Montes, Maria Eulàlia Subirà


13.00 Light Lunch


14.15 A kidney’s ingenious path to trimillennar preservation: renal tuberculosis in an Egyptian mummy ?

Carlos Prates, Carlos Oliveira, Sandra Sousa, Salima Ikram


14.30 “By any other name”: procedures for establishing terminology in bioarchaeology

Cristina Cruz, Ana Seabra, Filipa Neto, Margarita Correia


14.45 Paleoparasitological studies in Portugal: first results

Luciana Sianto, Daniela Cunha, Sergio Chaves, Isabel Teixeira-Santos, Paula Pereira, Ricardo Godinho, David Gonçalves, Antônio Matias, Vítor Matos, Sara Leitão, Ana Luisa Santos


15.00 Bone mass in young skeletal women: what’s love got to do it?

Francisco Curate, Eugénia Cunha, Ana Tavares, Anabela Albuquerque


15.15 The bigger you are the faster you age? Analysing body size effects on age-related criteria from the hip bone joints

Vanessa Campanacho, Andrew Chamberlain, Pia Nystrom, Eugénia Cunha


15.30 The paleopathology of rib cage fistulae: challenges and pitfalls

Vítor Matos, Carina Marques, Francisco Curate, Célia Lopes


15.45 CraMs: new tool to help anthropologists

Catarina Coelho, Maria Teresa Ferreira, Paulo Dias, Beatriz Sousa, Luis Neves, Daniel Santos, Hélder Santos


16.00 A possible Madura foot from medieval Estremoz, southern Portugal

Ana Curto, Teresa Fernandes


16.15 Biological affinities between Portuguese and North Africans: dental nonmetric trait analysis

Luís Miguel Marado, Joel D. Irish, Ana Maria Silva


16.30 Coffee-break


Poster Session (Even Numbers)


Session in Forensic Anthropology


17.00 Plenary Session – Forensic Anthropology: Bones, but not just bones

Niels Lynnerup, University of Copenhagen, Denmark


17.45 Intra-skeletal variation in microbial invasion of bone and the influence of adipocere development

Amanda Hale


18.05 Taphonomic alterations of animal bone induced in different standardized soil conditions: biomechanical pilot study

Adrianna Lacel, Celina Pezowicz, Zofia Spiak, Renata Ryl, Stanisław Graczyk


18.15 Human identification in context of catastrophe: preliminary report on the remains recovered from de Parish Cemetery of Penco, Chile

Ricardo Gomes, Erika Reyes, Camila Guerra, Carlos Jácome


18.30 What can we learn from compensatory movement?

Maria Alejandra Acosta, Maria Teresa Ferreira, Eugénia Cunha


18.45 A deep sewers murder investigation: a case of successful teamwork between forensic pathologist and forensic anthropologist

José Vieira de Sousa, Gonçalo Carnim, Maria C. de Mendonça


19.00 Closing session