João Carlos Moreno de Sousa (Bogotá, 1989) (mostly known as JuCa) studied archaeology at Institute of Prehistory and Anthropology of Goiás, in the Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás (BR). He obtained a Master’s Degree at the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, University of São Paulo (BR).
Bone / Antler
I am an archaeologist from Romania, and I am specialised in prehistoric archaeology (focussed on Bronze Age), the archaeology of salt and experimental archaeology.
Full time living historian with five years experience. Qualified in Archaeology with a passion for ancient technology specialising in the use and working of animal bone, deer antler and walrus canine in a Norse/Viking context.
Daily life in the paleolithic in South-Germany/North-Switzerland, cooking in rawhide, brain tanning, flintknapping. Working with museums in Switzerland and Germany at open days events. Present project is tanning with pigments.
My main hobbies are experimental archaeology and historical reenacting of the early Middle Ages in the territory of Kievan Rus. My experiments were based on horn and bone and stone processing, primitive woodworking, fire breeding, and primitive tooling experiments.
My particular area of knowledge is the Late Iron Age, with specialising in ancient equitation, from how bridles and saddles were made, why they were made so and the technology which went into their creation.
I work in the field of experimental archaeology from the beginning of my bachelor studies at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. From 2007 I am a member of The Society for Experimental Prehistoric Archaeology working at IA NCU in Toruń.
I am about to complete my MA in Prehistoric Archaeology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. My Master thesis is related to the pyro-technology and the effects of fire in the manipulation of the deceased in the Bronze Age Aegean through experimental approaches.
I am currently doing my PhD research on flint artefacts from the transitional period of Mesolithic to Neolithic in Belgium by use-wear analysis. For this research, I perform a lot of experiments using flint tools for 'Mesolithic activities', like plant or hide processing.