Adolfo Miguel Borges Pinheiro da Silveira Martins

Adolfo Miguel Borges Pinheiro da Silveira Martins MA, BA

Marie Curie Research Fellow

Lampeter

Tel: +44(0)1570424889
E-mail: a.martins@uwtsd.ac.uk


Adolfo is a Marie Curie Fellow within the ForSEAdiscovery Project undertaking research to contribute to: an inventory of key-construction features found in previously researched Spanish shipwrecks; analyse excavated Spanish ship timber assemblages: select a limited number of demonstration Spanish shipwreck sites for potential survey and dendrochronology analysis; survey and sample selected sites, carry out ring-width analysis and supply subsamples to others; synthesise results and assess best practice; and, collation of archaeological information on timber usage in Spanish ships.

Adolfo has being working in Maritime Archaeology for some years especially within the Portuguese Heritage and the University Autonoma of Lisbon. In these two institutions, he was linked with projects that involve developing knowledge of shipbuilding methods, recovering artefacts from underwater, recording new findings and producing data for future projects.

In the past three years he was committed with a maritime archaeology project related to shipwrecks nearby Lisbon. These sites includes the remains of a 19th Century schooner sunk when it tried to enter in the harbour of Setubal.

  • Nautical Archaeological Society member 

Since 2011 Adolfo has being working as a researcher in maritime archaeology for the Universidade Autonoma de Lisboa / Instituto Politecnico de Tomar. He is also a researcher for the Institute of Paleosciences and Archaeology (Nova University Portugal).

As a maritime archaeologist, his interests are related with to the development of wooden shipbuilding methods in the Iberian Peninsula

As a Marie Curie Research Fellow within the ForSEAdiscovery Project, his research is related to the development of approaches to 3D reconstruction of past forestry practice/timber usage, by analysing timber from 15th to 18th centuries Iberian shipwrecks.

  • Martins, A; Barros, P. 2014 Report  “Confirmação de achado de dois canhões na Povoa do Varzim”.
  • Martins, A 2014 Report “Recuperação do cepo de Labruge”.
  • Martins, A; Coelho, J 2014 Report ”Trabalhos de verificação da embarcação Anthinus”.
  • Martins, A 2014 Report “Trabalhos preparatórios para o desenvolvimento do processo de liofilização das pirogas 1 e 2”.
  • Martins, A; Aleluia, M Report 2014 “Trabalhos de verificação de achado da embarcação Troa 1”.port "s preparatorios para o desenvolvimento oes" um canhao na praia da rocha historia e arqueologia in timbers.due
  • Martins, A 2014 Report “Projecto Troia 1. Relatório preliminar 2012-2013”.
  • Martins, A; Martins, S 2014 “Arqueologia náutica e subaquática. Uma ideia de future”.
  • Martins, A 2014 “Trabalhos de confirmação e recuperação de um cepo romano na Proximidade de Albufeira”.
  • Martins, A 2014 “Contributo para as rotas marítimas e comercias na região Sado, no séc. XIX”.
  • Martins, A; Coelho, J 2013 Report “Trabalhos de verificação de duas âncoras em Leixões”.
  • Martins, A; Aleluia, M Report 2012 “Trabalhos de verificação de achado da embarcação em Salir do Porto”.
  • Martins, A Report 2012 “Trabalhos de verificação de achado de uma âncora na Ericeira”.
  • Martins, A Report 2012 “trabalhos de verificação de achado e recuperação de um canhão na praia da rocha”.
  • Martins, A 2011 Report “Trabalhos de verificação de achado em Santarém”.
  • Martins, a 2011 Report “Trabalhos de verificação de achado de um canhão na Praia do Tamariz”.
  • Conference attendance and participation:
  • 2015 “How can we see trees in timbers?”; speaker, 2nd ForSEAdiscovery Network Meeting, Madrid – Spain.
  • 2014 “Dendrochronology: an approach to the Golden Age of shipbuilding”; speaker, A gestão dos recursos florestais ibéricos na construção naval da idade moderna: história e arqueologia, Lisbon – Portugal.
  • 2014 “Tróia 1, a Journey in to the time and sea. Shipbuilding & the shipwreck.”; speaker, IKUWA V, Cartagena – Spain.
  • 2014 “Troia 1, viagem no tempo e no mar: interpretação de um naufrágio”; speaker, Seminário Luso-brasileiro, Alvaiázere – Portugal.
  • 2014 “Achados fortuitos subaquáticos: um balanço dos últimos anos”, speaker, III Encontro de Arqueólogos do Mar, Lisbon – Portugal.
  • 2013 “Troia 1 : the ship and the sea” ; speaker, OnTroia, Troia – Portugal.
  • 2013 “Troia 1, Viagem no Mar e no Tempo: interpretação de um naufrágio.”; speaker, II Jornadas de arqueologia do Vale do Tejo, Lisboa – Portugal.
  • 2013 “Direction-General of Cultural Heritage: Centre of Nautical and Underwater archaeology”; speaker, for the Minister of the Namibian Foreign Affairs, Lisbon – Portugal.
  • 2012 “Projecto: Troia 1”; speaker, for the younger stundents of the school Escola secundaria António Inácio da Cruz, Grandola – Portugal.
  • 2012 “Estudo de uma embarcação naufragada a entrada da Barra do Sado”; speaker, V Encontro de Historia do Alentejo Litoral, Sines – Portugal.
  • 2012 “Projecto Troia”; speaker, Jornadas do Mar, Lisbon – Portugal.
  • 2012 “Projecto Troia 1: The ship and the Wreck”, speaker, Feira Nautica, Lisbon – Portugal.
  • 2011 “Contribuição para a Carta Arqueológica Subaquática Nacional: Concelho de Grândola”; speaker, IV Encontro de Historia do Alentejo Litoral, Sines – Portugal.
  • 2011 “Cepos de chumbo, em Portugal: do fabrico à sua recuperação.”, speaker, Jovens Investigadores em Arqueologia, Faro – Portugal.
  • 2011 “Maritime Archaeology in Portugal: a new perspective”, poster, Zadar – Croatia.