Raquel Nolasco

Associate Member -Brazil (April 2019)

La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

PhD candidate at La Trobe University (Australia) since 2020, her research is focused on sealing sites from some Sub-Antarctic islands and from Australia and New Zealand. Her main interest is on the relationships stablished by people, marine species and objects during 19th century sealing activities. During her master’s degree in the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) she worked at the Laboratory of Antarctic Studies in Human Sciences (LEACH-UFMG/Brazil), where she studied sealing sites from the South Shetland Islands. During her time at LEACH she had the opportunity of working in Antarctica in 2017 and 2018/2019. She also contributed to the material culture analysis with other members of the lab and helped in activities of public archaeology. Her undergraduate degree is in Anthropology/Archaeology by UFMG/Brazil.

Research projects/interests

Sealing and Whaling History and Archaeology in Antarctica, Sub-Antarctic Islands, Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand. Human-Animal-Material Culture relations in sealing contexts of the southern oceans.

For publications visit: http://latrobe.academia.edu/RaquelNolasco

To get in touch: quelcnolasco@gmail.com

Areas of interest

Historical Archaeology

Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic History

Human-Animal Relations/Studies

Material Culture Studies


Historical Archaeology, Antarctic History, Sub-Antarctic History, Human-Animal Studies, Material Culture Studies