Carvalho is a primatologist, palaeoanthropologist and archaeologist. She is a Professor of Paleoanthropology in the Anthropology Department and a Fellow at St. Hugh's College. A pioneer of the field of Primate Archaeology since 2005, Carvalho has been studying stone tool use by wild chimpanzees in Bossou, Guinea, West Africa, since 2006, and carrying out archaeological research in the Koobi Fora area, Kenya, East Africa since 2008, with a focus on the archaeology of the Pliocene and the origins of technology. She has been the head of the Paleo-Primate Project Gorongosa since 2015, where an international team of 20 senior researchers is carrying out an unprecedented interdisciplinary approach to understanding primate origins and adaptations in the extreme South of the Eastern African Rift System (EARS). Carvalho is also currently the Associate Director for Paleoanthropology and Primatology at Gorongosa National Park, in Mozambique as well as the Chair of the Boise Trust at the University of Oxford. In January 2021 she was elected Vice-President of the International Primatological Society for Ethics, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
Please note that Professor Carvalho is not accepting new DPhil students.
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