Durão C, Pedrosa F, Curate F, Cunha E. 2017 Hip fracture in the unattended elderly – a solitary and agonizing death: a forensic case. Revue de Médecine Légale. MEDLEG-D-17-00014R1. Accepted for publication

Scott R, Irish J, Cunha E, Navega D, Coelho J, Pilloud M. 2017. rASUDAS: A New Web-Based Application for Estimating Ancestry from Tooth Morphology. Forensic Anthropology. Nº 1. In press (forant-2017-0006.R1)

Curate F, Umbelino C, Perinha A, Nogueira C, Silva AM, Cunha E. 2017. Sex determination from the femur in Portuguese populations with classical and machine-learning classifiers. J Forensic Leg Med. 24; 52:75-81. doi: 10.1016/j.jflm.2017.08.011. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28866285

A Costa, M.A.; Henderson C.; Cunha, E. 2017. The Effect of Terrain on Entheseal Changes in the Lower Limbs. International Journal Osteoarchaeology. DOI:10.1002/oa.2597.

Bruzek, J.; Santos, F.; Dutailly, B.; Murail, P.; Cunha, E. 2017. Validation and reliability of the sex estimation of the human os coxae using freely available DSP2 software for bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.23282

Curate, F.; Albuquerque, A.; Ferreira, I.; Cunha, E. 2017. Sex estimation with the total area of the proximal femur: A densitometric approach. Forensic Science International. DOI: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2017.02.035.

Cunha E. Considerações sobre a Antropologia Forense na Atualidade. Revista Brasileira Odontologia Legal RBOL. 4(2): xx-xx.

Cunha E, Leal C, Munhós M, Batista IP. 2017. The Gold nun: a case of a gold ligature from the 15th century and the origins of restorative dentistry in Europe. Anthropol Anz. Doi: 10.1127/anthranz/2017/0767

García-Martínez, D.; Bastir, M.; Huguet, R.; Estalrrich, A.; García-Tabernero, A.; Ríos, L.; Cunha, E.; Rasilla, M.; Rosas, A. 2017. The costal remains of the El Sidrón Neanderthal site (Asturias, northern Spain) and their importance for understanding Neanderthal thorax morphology. Journal of Human Evolution. 111: 85-101. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2017.06.003

Gonçalves, D.; d’Oliveira Coelho, J.; Amarante, A.; Makhoul, C.; Oliveira-Santos, I.; Navega, D.; Cunha, E. 2017. Dead weight: Validation of mass regression equations on experimentally burned skeletal remains to assess skeleton completeness. Science and Justice. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scijus.2017.07.003

Ermida, C.; Navega, D.; Cunha, E. 2017. Luminol chemiluminescence: contribution to postmortem interval determination of skeletonized remains in Portuguese forensic context. International Journal of Legal Medicine. DOI: 10.1007/s00414-017-1547-0

Ferreira, M. T.; Coelho, C.; Gama, I. 2017. Application of forensic anthropology to non-forensic issues: an experimental taphonomic approach to the study of human body decomposition in aerobic conditions. Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00450618.2017.1329850 [in Press]

Fernandes, T.; Liberato, M.; Marques, C.; Cunha, E. 2017. Three cases of feet and hand amputation from Medieval Estremoz, Portugal. International Journal of Paleopathology. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpp.2017.05.007

Marques, C.; Matos, V; Costa, T.; Zink, A.; Cunha, E. 2017. Absence of evidence or evidence of absence? A discussion on paleoepidemiology of neoplasms with contributions from two Portuguese human skeletal reference collections (19th–20th century). International Journal of Paleopathology. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpp.2017.03.005

Navega, D.; d’Oliveira Coelho, J.; Cunha, E.; Curate, F. 2017. DXAGE: a new method for age at death estimation based on femoral bone mineral density and artificial neural networks. Journal of Forensic Sciences. DOI: 10-1111/1556-4023.13582

Tavares, A.; Makhoul A.; Monteiro, M.; Curate, F. 2017.  Pediatric chronic osteomyelitis in the outskirts of Al-Ushbuna (Carnide, Lisboa, Portugal). International Journal of Paleopathology, 1-4. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpp.2017.06.003

Vassalo, A. R.; Mamede,  A.P.;  Ferreira M. T.; Cunha, E.; Gonçalves, G. 2017. The G-force awakens: the influence of gravity in bone heat-induced warping and its implications for the estimation of the pre-burning condition of human remains. Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences. DOI: 10.1080/00450618.2017.1340521


Buekenhout, I.; Cravo, L.; Vieira, D. N.; Cunha, E.; Ferreira, M. T. 2016. Applying standardized decomposition stages when evaluating the PMI of buried remains: reality or fiction? Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, 1-13. DOI: 10.1080/00450618.2016.1212268

Carneiro, C.; Curate, F.; Cunha, E. 2016. A Method for Estimating Gestational Age of Fetal Remains Based on Long Bone Lengths. International Journal of Legal Medicine, 130 (5): 1333-41. DOI: 10.1007/s00414-016-1393-5

Coelho, C.; Navega, D.; Cunha, E.; Ferreira, M. T.; Wasterlain, S. 2016. Ancestry estimation based on morphoscopic  traits in a sample of African slaves from Lagos, Portugal (15th-17th centuries). International Journal Osteoarchaeology, 27: 320-326. DOI: 10.1002/oa.2542

Cunha, E.; Lima, M. 2016. Complicities Between Forensic Anthropology and Forensic Genetics: New Opportunities for Genomics? Lima, M; Ramos, A.; Santos, C. (eds.). Anthropology: Current and Fututre Developments (volume 2) Genomics in Biological Anthropology: New Challenges, New Opportunities. Sharjah, UAE, Bentham Science Publishers: 208-218.

Cunha, E.; Pinheiro, J. 2016. Ante mortem trauma: In Blau S, Ubelaker D. (eds.). Handbook of forensic anthropology and archaeology. Walnut Creek, California Left Coast Press: 322-345. http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/222816957

Cunha, E. 2016. Antropología Paso a paso. In: González L. Barraghan (ed.). La antropología física: disciplina bio- psico-social: Ciudad de Mexico. Editora. Ciudad de Mexico.

Cunha, E.; Ortega, P. A. 2016. ¿Como los antropólogos forenses evalúan la ancestría?. In: Sanabria, M. C. (ed.). Patología y antropología forense de la muerte: la investigación científico-judicial de la muerte y la tortura, desde las fosas clandestinas, hasta la audiencia pública. Bogotá D.C., Colombia: Forensic Publisher: 221-236.

Curate, F.; Silva, T. F.; Cunha, E. 2016. Vertebral Compression Fractures: Towards a Standard Scoring Methodology in Paleopathology. International Journal Osteoarchaeology, 26: 366-372. DOI: 10.1002/oa.2418

Curate, F.; Coelho, J.; Gonçalves, D.; Coelho, C.; Ferreira, M.T.; Navega, D.; Cunha, E. 2016. A method for sex estimation using the proximal femur. Forensic Science International, 266: 579.e1-579.e7. DOI: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2016.06.011

Gonçalves, D.; Coelho, J.; Acosta, M. A.; Coelho, C.; Curate, F.; Ferreira, M. T.; Gouveia, M.; Makhoul, C.; Pinto, D.; Santos, I.;

Vassalo, A. R.; Navega, D.; Cunha, E. 2016. One for all and all for one: linear regression from the mass of individual bones to assess human skeletal mass completeness. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 160 (3): 427-32. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.22979

Gonçalves, D.; Granja R.; Alves-Cardoso, F.; Carvalho, A. F. 2016. All different, all equal: Evidence of a heterogeneous Neolithic population at the Bom Santo necropolis (Portugal). Homo – Journal of Comparative Human Behaviour, 67(3): 203-215. DOI: 10.1016/j.jchb.2015.12.004

Machado, M. P. S.; Simões, M. P.; Gamba, T. de O.; Flores, I. L.; Haiter Neto, F.; Durão, C. H.; Daruge Júnior, E., Cunha, E. 2016. A Wormian Bone, Mimicking an Entry Gunshot Wound of the Skull, in an Anthropological Specimen. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 61(3): 855-857. DOI: 10.1111/1556-4029.13043

Oliveira-Santos, I.; Gouveia, M.; Cunha, E.; Gonçalves, D. 2016. The circles of life: age at death estimation in burnt teeth through tooth cementum annulations. International Journal of Legal Medicine, 131(2): 527-536. DOI:10.1007/s00414-016-1432-2

Piga, G; Gonçalves, D.; Thompson, T. J. U.; Brunetti, A.; Enzo, S.; Malgosa, A. 2016. The advantage of combining ATR-IR and XRD analyses of burned skeletal remains for the estimation of maximum temperature. International Journal of Spectroscopy. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/481014

Prado, A. P. S.; Garcia-Donas, J.G.; Langstaff, H.; Cunha, E.; 

Kyriakoy, P.; Kranioti, E. F. 2016. Os parietale partitum : exploring the prevalence of this trait in four contemporary populations. Homo – Journal of Comparative Human Behaviour, 67(4): 261-272. DOI: 10.1016/j.jchb.2016.04.001

Umbelino, C.; Curate, F.; Perinha, A.; Ferreira, T.; Cunha, E.; Bicho, N. 2016. Cortical  bone loss in a sample of human skeletons from the Muge Shell Middens. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences. DOI:10.1007/s12520-016-0402-4

Vassalo, A.; Cunha, E.; Batista de Carvalho, L.A.; Gonçalves, D. 2016. Rather yield than break: assessing the influence of human bone collagen content on heat-induced warping through vibrational spectroscopy. International Journal of Legal Medicine, 130:1647-1656. DOI: 10.1007/s00414-016-1400-x


Carvalho, A.F.; Alves-Cardoso, F.; Gonçalves, D.; Granja, R.; Cardoso, J. L.; Dean, R. M.; Gibaja, J. F.; Masucci, M. A.; Arroyo-Pardo, E.; Domínguez, E. F.; Petchey, F.; Price, T. D. 2015. The Cave of Bom Santo (Lisbon, Portugal): Catchment, Diet, and Patterns of Mobility of a Middle Neolithic Population. European Journal of Archaeology,  187-214. DOI:  10.1179/1461957115Y.0000000014

Cunha, E.; Ferreira, M. T.; Codinha, S.; Carnim, G.; Marques, C.; Umbelino, C. 2015. Recovering memories of the Portuguese Colonial War through Forensic Anthropology. In: Groen, M.; Márquez-Grant, N.; Janaway, R. (eds.). Forensic Archaeology: a global perspective. John Wiley & Sons: 479-488.

Fernández, Á. P.; Alemán, I.; Botella, M. C.; Cunha, E. 2015. Perimortem fractures in the osteological collection of Aljubarrota (Portugal). Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, 40: 82–88. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaa.2015.06.003

Gama, I.; Navega, D.; Cunha, E. 2015. Sex estimation using the second cervical vertebra: a morphometric analysis in a documented Portuguese skeletal sample. International Journal of Legal Medicine, 129(2): 365–372. DOI: 10.1007/s00414-014-1083-0

Gonçalves. D.; Thompson. T. J. U.; Cunha, E. 2015. Sexual dimorphism of the lateral angle of the internal auditory canal and its potential for sex estimation of burned human skeletal remains. International Journal of Legal Medicine, 129(5): 1183-1186. DOI: 10.1007/s00414-015-1154-x

Gonçalves, D.; Thompson, T. J. U.; Campanacho, V.; Mataloto, R. 2015. The weight of the matter: examining the potential of skeletal weight for the bioarchaeological analysis of cremation at the Iron Age necropolis of Tera (Portugal). In Thompson T (ed.) The Archaeology of cremation: Burned human remains in funerary studies. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 63-96

Gonçalves, D.; Cunha, E.; Thompson, T. J. U. 2015. The estimation of the pre-burning condition of human remains in forensic contexts. International Journal of Legal Medicine, 129: 1137-1143. DOI: 10.1007/s00414-014-1027-8

Ibáñez, O.; Vicente, R.; Navega, D. ; Wilkinson, C.; Jayaprakash, P. T.; Huete, M. I.; Briers, T.; Hardiman, R.; Navarro, F.; Ruiz, E.; Cavalli, F.; Imaizumi, K.; Jankauskas, R.; Veselovskaya, E.; Abramov, A.; Lestón, P.; Molinero, F.; Cardoso, J.; Çağdır, A. S.; Humpire, D.; Nakanishi, Y.; Zeuner, A.; Ross, A. H.; Gaudio, D.; Damas, S. 2015. Study on the performance of different craniofacial superimposition approaches (I). Forensic Science International, 157: 496-503. DOI: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2015.05.030

Navega, D.; Vicente, R.; Vieira, D. N.; Ross, A. H.; Cunha, E. 2015. Sex estimation from the tarsal bones in a Portuguese sample: a machine learning approach. International Journal of Legal Medicine, 129(3): 651–659. DOI: 10.1007/s00414-014-1070-5

Navega, D.; Coelho, C.; Vicente, R.; Ferreira, M. T.; Wasterlain, S.; Cunha, E. 2015. AncesTrees: ancestry estimation with randomized decision trees. International Journal of Legal Medicine, 129(5): 1145-1153. DOI: 10.1007/s00414-014-1050-9

Pinheiro, J.; Cunha, E.; Symes, S. 2015. Over-interpretation of bone injuries and implications for cause and manner of death. In: Passalacqua, N.V.; Rainwater, C.W. (eds.). Skeletal trauma analysis. John Wiley & Sons: 27–41.



Antunes-Ferreira, N.; Cunha, E.; Marques, C. 2014. Multiple osteochondromas in a 16th–19th century individual from Setúbal (Portugal). Anthropological Science, 122(3): 157–163. DOI: 10.1537/ase.140916

Ferreira, M. T.; Vicente, R.; Navega, D.; Gonçalves, D.; Curate, F.; Cunha, E. 2014. A new forensic collection housed at the University of Coimbra, Portugal: The 21st century identified skeletal collection. Forensic Science International, 245: 202.e201-202.e205. DOI: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2014.09.021

Gonçalves, D. 2014. Evaluation of the effect of secular changes in the reliability of osteometric methods for the sex estimation of Portuguese individuals. Cadernos do GEEvH 3(1): 53-65.

Gonçalves, D.; Granja, R.; Alves-Cardoso, F.; Carvalho, A. F. 2014. Sample-specific sex estimation in archaeological contexts with commingled human remains: a case study from the Middle Neolithic cave of Bom Santo in Portugal. Journal of Archaeological Sciences, 49: 185-191. DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2014.05.011

Granja, R.; Alves-Cardoso, F.; Gonçalves, D. 2014. Taphonomy and funerary practices. In Carvalho AF (ed.) Bom Santo Cave (Lisbon) and the Middle Neolithic societies of Portuguese EstremaduraFaro: Universidade do Algarve (Promontoria Monográfica; 17): 79-100.

Granja, R.; Gonçalves, D.; Alves-Cardoso, F. 2014. Osteological sample profile. In Carvalho AF (ed.) Bom Santo Cave (Lisbon) and the Middle Neolithic societies of Portuguese EstremaduraFaro: Universidade do Algarve (Promontoria Monográfica; 17): 101-120.



Dias. P.; Santos, D.; Souza, D.; Santos, H.; Coelho, C.; Ferreira, M. T.; Cunha, E.; Santos, B. S. 2013. A new approach for 3D craniometric measurements using 3D skull models. Proceedings of the 17th International Conference Information Visualisation. University of London.

Ferreira, M. T.; Cunha, E. 2013. Can we infer post mortem interval on the basis of decomposition rate? A case from a Portuguese cemetery. Forensic Science International, 226: 298.e1-298.e6. DOI: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2013.01.006

Gonçalves, D.; Thompson, T. J. U.; Cunha E. 2013. Osteometric sex determination of burned human skeletal remains. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 20(7): 906-911. DOI:10.1016/j.jflm.2013.07.003

Gonçalves, D.; Cunha, E.; Thompson, T. J. U. 2013. Weight references for burned human skeletal remains from Portuguese samples. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 58(5): 1134-1140. DOI: 10.1111/1556-4029.12167

Navega, D.; Cunha, E.; Pedroso de Lima, J.; Curate, F. 2013. The external phenotype of the proximal femur in Portugal during the 20th century. Cadernos do GEEvH, 2(1): 40–44.


Before 2013

Carvalho, A. F.; Gonçalves, D.; Granja, R.; Petchey, F. 2012. Algar do Bom Santo: a Middle Neolithic necropolis in Portuguese Estremadura. In Gibaja JF, Carvalho AF, Chambon Ph. (eds.) Funerary practices in the Iberian Peninsula from the Mesolithic to the Chalcolithic of the Northwest Mediterranean. Oxford. Archaeopress. BAR International Series, 2417: 77-90.

Ferreira, M. T.; Cunha, E. 2012. Será credível estimar o PMI em restos cadavéricos em avançado estado de decomposição? Cadernos do GEEvH, 1(2): 7-20.

Gonçalves, D. 2012. The micro-analysis of human burned bones: some remarks. Cadernos do GEEvH, 1(1): 32-40.

Gonçalves, D. 2011. The reliability of osteometric techniques for the sex determination of burned bones. Homo – Journal of Comparative Human Biology, 62: 351-358. DOI: 10.1016/j.jchb.2011.08.003

Gonçalves, D.; Campanacho, V.; Cardoso, H. F. V. 2011. Reliability of the lateral angle of the internal auditory canal for the sex determination of subadult skeletal remains. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 18: 121-124. DOI: 10.1016/j.jflm.2011.01.008

Neves, M. J.; Ferreira, M. T.; Almeida, M.; Pinheiro, J. 2012. A importância dos processos de decomposição cadavérica para a interpretação do registo osteoarqueológico. Al-Madan. IIª série, 17: 30-37.