Dr. Priscilla Ulguim
I am a bioarchaeologist specialised in burned bone analysis, cremation, and South American archaeology. My research focuses on the intersection of advanced analytical and digital methods and isotopic analysis with funerary taphonomy to interpret past funerary practices, social change, human mobility and population dynamics.
I received my PhD from Teesside University under the supervision of Prof. Tim Thompson, UK, my M.Sc. in Bioarchaeology (Human Osteology) at the University of Exeter under the supervision of Prof. Christopher Knüsel, UK, and a first in class History degree from the Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil.
I have worked on many international, interdisciplinary projects and coordinated outreach events, including Pint of Science. I am the President CAA Brazil Chapter, an Ethics Committee Member of CAA International and a Member of ARISE-USP Archaeogaming Research Group.
My expertise extends to zooarchaeology. I was responsible for identifying and publishing the earliest evidence for domestic dogs in Brazil. I’m deeply interested in the history of early dog domestication in South America and its socio-economic and human-social interactions with past populations in this region.
I studied and published on zooarchaeological remains from coastal sites in the south of Brazil related to Guarani and Cerritos earth mound sites.
Beyond bones, I am interested in archaeometry, digital archaeology, ethics, and outreach.
Pleinlaan 2 - VUB
Vrije Universiteit Brussel