Linda Melo

Linda Melo
University of Coimbra | UC · Department of Life Sciences; Laboratory of Prehistory - CIAS

Master of Medical Anthropology

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Introduction
Linda Melo currently is student of PhD at the Department of Life Sciences , University of Coimbra.

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Publications (10)
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In this study, total mercury (THg) was analyzed in archaeological human bone from 23 sites dating to between the Middle Neolithic and the Antiquity. A total of 370 individuals from individual or collective burials were sampled, mostly using cortical bone from the humerus. These individuals were recovered from over 50 different funerary structures r...
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Background Hansen’s disease (leprosy), widespread in medieval Europe, is today mainly prevalent in tropical and subtropical regions with around 200,000 new cases reported annually. Despite its long history and appearance in historical records, its origins and past dissemination patterns are still widely unknown. Applying ancient DNA approaches to i...
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This article focuses on the study of the Early Iron Age necropolis of Esfola, taking into account the burial rituals of the site (the architecture, the funerary objects and the human skeletal analyses are dealt with in the context of ‘burial ritual’ studies). This research will contribute to the body of knowledge on Early Iron Age necropolises with...
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Objective This study describes the first evidence of a probable paleopathological case of leprosy from northern Portugal. Materials An adult male, skeleton 403, exhumed from the Christian cemetery associated with the church dedicated to Saint Mamede (Travanca, Santa Maria da Feira), dated from the 17th-19th century AD. Methods Standard bioarchaeo...
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Em Março de 2012, durante os trabalhos no Bloco de Rega de Selmes (Sítio Monte do Malheiro 2, Vidigueira, Beja) foram descobertos dois hipogeus. Estes, distanciados entre si cerca de 5m, datam do Neolítico final. O espólio ósseo humano recuperado encontrava-se muito incompleto e com um elevado grau de fragmentação. O objectivo deste trabalho é docu...
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During the archaeological intervention at the “Blocos de Rega de Selmes” (Vidigueira, Beja -Portugal) in “Sítio Monte do Malheiro 2,” two hypogea were discovered. Both revealed human osteological remains dated to the Late Neolithic. The human skeletal remains from both hypogea were very incomplete and display a high level of fragmentation. The aim...
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The work I propose to carry out is based on an anthropological study of the hyperactive child. Throughout the anthropological research I have as aim or objective on one side to contribute with an attentive look at the theme child, situate or place the ethnography in medical and psychiatric anthropology, and to understand the need of the categories...

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