Pedro Manuel Francisco Valério

Structural Materials


PhD in Conservation Science (2012, FCT-UNL); MSc in Chemistry Applied to the Cultural Heritage (2005, FC-UL) and Graduation in Chemical Engineering (1994, IST-UTL). Graduated Technician at the Environmental and Analytical Chemistry Group, Loures Campus of IST (IST/ITN-UTL) since 1998. His research interests are archaeometallurgy (copper-based, gold and silver alloys; elemental and microstructural characterization; artefacts and metallurgical remains) and environmental geochemistry (elemental characterization).

Main publications

A.M.M. Soares, P. Valério, R.J.C. Silva, L.C. Alves, M.F. Araújo (2010) Early Iron Age gold buttons from South-Western Iberian Peninsula. Identification of a gold metallurgical workshop. Trabajos de Prehistoria, 67/2, 501-510.

P. Valério, R.J.C. Silva, A.M.M. Soares, M.F. Araújo, F.M. Braz Fernandes, A.C. Silva, L. Berrocal-Rangel (2010) Technological continuity in Early Iron Age bronze metallurgy at the South-Western Iberian Peninsula – a sight from Castro dos Ratinhos. Journal of Archaeological Science, 37, 1811-1919.

P. Valério, R.J.C. Silva, M.F. Araújo, A.M.M. Soares, F.M. Braz Fernandes (2010) Microstructural signatures of bronze archaeological artifacts from the southwestern Iberian Peninsula. Materials Science Forum, 636-637, 597-604.

P. Valério, M.F. Araújo, A. Canha (2007) EDXRF and Micro-EDXRF studies of Late Bronze Age metallurgical productions from Canedotes (Portugal). Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B, 263, 477-482.

P. Valério, A.M.M. Soares, M.F. Araújo, C.T. Silva, J. Soares (2007) Vestígios arqueometalúrgicos do povoado calcolítico fortificado do Porto das Carretas (Mourão). O Arqueólogo Português, S. IV, 25, 177-194.