Jacinto Mathe

jacinto mathe

DPhil Student

St Hugh's College

I am a first year DPhil student under the supervision of Dr René Bobe and Dr Susana Carvalho. My background is in Veterinary Medicine (BA, Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, Mozambique) and then in Forensic Anthropology (MSc, University of Coimbra, Portugal). I am interested in Human Evolution, Osteology, Taphonomy and Conservation Paleobiology. My DPhil research, funded by the Boise Trust Scholarship (Oxford), is focused on the last frontiers of the African Rift Valley and the environments of human origins. I aim to survey and collect osteological samples across different landscapes in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, and to carry out ecological analyses of the bones. This approach will provide valuable information for conservation efforts and will establish links between modern landscapes and the African fossil record.