Fábio Silva is a Lecturer in Archaeological Modelling at Bournemouth University and co-founder and co-editor of the Journal of Skyscape Archaeology. He has a PhD in theoretical astrophysics but, since then, has changed his interests and retrained in prehistoric archaeology.
He has held postdoctoral research positions at University College London, University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Catalan Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution (IPHES). His primary research interest is on how societies have perceived and conceived their environment and used that to time and adjust social, productive and magico-religious behaviours.
This steered him to focus on two distinct yet complementary research strands: the modelling of prehistoric dispersals, and skyscape archaeology – the study of how people have engaged with the celestial objects and how that is encoded in the archaeological record.