José António Bettencourt


Postdoctoral Researcher   .   Assistant Professor at Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas/Universidade Nova de Lisboa


Research Group

Archaeology and Landscapes






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José António Bettencourt. Completed the Phd in History- specialty in Archaeology in 2018 by Universidade NOVA de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, has a Masters in Archaeology (2008 )and a Degree in History- speciality in Archaeology in 2001, at the same University. Is Invited Assistant Professor in Universidade NOVA de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, where he teaches Nautical and Underwater Archaeology. He is also a Visitant Invited Professor at Universidad de Cadiz (SP) and Universidad del Norte (CO). He is also a researcher at CHAM. Research interests are underwater and maritime archaeology, Atlantic history and maritime heritage dissemination. Between 2000 and 2009 he developed his career in the National Centre for Nautical and Underwater Archaeology (CNANS), having co-directed the second phase of archaeological work in the Ria de Aveiro A wreck (2000-2006). In CNANS he participated in several research projects in Portugal and in underwater cultural heritage management. Currently is responsible for the work in maritime archaeology developed by CHAM in several projects in Portugal, mainland and islands, and Cape Verde.



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