Elin Maria Soares de Figueiredo

Investigadora Doutorada
CENIMAT - Gab. 1.17

Researcher. Performs studies on Cultural Heritage Materials since 2004. Completed her PhD in 2010 with a study on the corrosion of bronze and ancient metallurgy from Chalcolithic to Iron Age in the Portuguese territory. Since then has been awarded with 2 Postdoctoral grants. Currently is a researcher at CENIMAT/i3N, FCT-UNL. Has published more than 20 papers (ISI/WoS) and book chapters, and participated in 10 projects. Currently is the coordinator of IberianTin project (PTDC/HAR-ARQ/32290/2017) which has 3 national partners and international collaborations.

Áreas de Investigação

Archaeometallurgy; elemental analysis; microstructural analysis

Interesses Científicos

Bronze metallurgy; ancient mining; smelting activities; corrosion of metals

Publicações Representativas

  1. E. Figueiredo, “Optical Microscopy”, The SAS Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences (Ed. S. López Varela), Wiley Blackwell, 2018, 4pp. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119188230.saseas0422.
  2. D. Berger, E. Figueiredo, G. Brugmann, E. Pernicka (2018) Tin isotope fractionation during experimental cassiterite smelting and its implication for tracing the tin sources of prehistoric metal artefacts, Journal of Archaeological Science 92, 73-86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2018.02.006.
  3. E. Figueiredo, J. Fonte, A. Lima, J.P. Veiga, R.J.C. Silva, J. Mirão (2018). Ancient tin production: slags from the Iron Age Carvalhelhos hillfort (NW Iberia Peninsula), Journal of Archaeological Science, 93, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2018.02.007.
  4. E. Figueiredo, A. Lackinger, B. Comendador Rey, R.J.C. Silva, J.P. Veiga, J. Mirão (2017). An experimental approach for smelting tin ores from Northwestern Iberia, Materials and Manufacturing Processes 32(7-8), 765-774. https://doi.org/10.1080/10426914.2016.1244837.
  5. E. Figueiredo, M.A. Stanojev Pereira, F. Lopes, J.G. Marques, J.P. Santos, M.F. Araújo, R.J.C. Silva, J.C. Senna-Martinez (2016). Investigating Early/Middle Bronze Age copper and bronze axes by micro X-ray fluorescence spectrometry and neutron imaging techniques. Spectrochimica Acta Part B 122, 15-22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sab.2016.05.002.




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