On Friday 8th March 2013 the International Women’s Day Celebration was held in Pensão Flor de Coimbra. Despite the awful wet weather it was well attended by 23 ladies from a variety of different countries and cultures who all share a common interest of learning, exchanging ideas and socialising in pleasant surroundings.
The guest speaker was Maria Teresa Ferreira who has a PhD in forensic anthropology gained at the University of Coimbra and is co-founder of the “Styx – Anthropology” project, integrated in the firm Dryas. She works as a physical Anthropologist in the field as well as in the laboratory and has participated in several scientific investigations and is also an author of several articles.
Maria Teresa gave us a very interesting insight into this branch of anthropology that deals with the genetic aspect of human development and its physical variations and how it is used as “a tool to peer into the past through bones.” Maria Teresa was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable speaker and created much interest and questions from her audience.
Eduardo and Jorge cooked excellent food as usual that contributed to a successful evening enjoyed by all who attended, especially the ladies who joined the group for the first time and who hopefully will join us again at the next event.
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