Nuno Bicho was born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1965. He received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from Southern Methodist University, Dallas Texas, in 1992. He is currently an Associate Professor of Archaeology and the Director of the Interdisciplinary Center of Archaeology and Evolution of Human Behavior (ICArEHB) at the University of Algarve.
He specializes in Paleolithic ecodynamics and his research focuses on prehistoric costal hunter-gatherers of southern Iberia for the last three decades. In the last decade he has also developed research on the Mesolithic of the Tagus Valley and on Stone Age of Mozambique. He was an Academic Editor of PLOS ONE and, recently, was appointed as one of the Editors-in-Chief of the new Journal of Paleolithic Archaeology (Springer Nature Group). He was Dean between 1998 and 2001 and 2005-2007 at the University of Algarve.