People

Alessia Nava

Alessia Nava is a biological anthropologist specialized in dental histology, with particular attention to the early phases of human life. She is the P.I. of the research project MOTHERS.

Alessia Galbusera

Alessia Galbusera is an archaeologist (M. A. degree in 2022, University of Padua, Italy) specialized in Bioarchaeology and currently research fellow at MOTHERS laboratory.

Owen Alexander Higgins

Owen Alexander Higgins recently completed his PhD in Cultural and Environmental Heritage at University of Bologna (Italy).

Luca Bondioli

Luca Bondioli is a physical anthropologist and paleoanthropologist, currently an Adjunct Professor of Bioarchaeology and Prehistory at the University of Padua (Italy).

Alfredo Coppa

Alfredo Coppa is a biological anthropologist and full Professor of Physical Anthropology at the Department of History, Anthropology, Religions, Arts, Entertainment (SARAS) of the Sapienza University of Rome (Italy).

Federico Lugli

Federico Lugli (PhD 2018, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia) is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Institut für Geowissenschaften of the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt. He is specialized in isotope and elemental geochemistry and palaeoproteomics.

Wolfgang Müller

Wolfgang Müller is Professor of Geology and Palaeoenvironmental Research at Goethe University (Frankfurt, Germany) and FIERCE (Frankfurt Isotope & Element Research Center) co-director.

Stefano Benazzi

Stefano Benazzi is full Professor in Physical Anthropology at the Department of Cultural Heritage of University of Bologna (Italy), with special interest in Osteoarchaeology, Paleoanthropology, Bioarchaeology and Biomechanics.

Carmen Esposito

Carmen Esposito (PhD 2021, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland) is a bioarchaeologist currently a Post-doc Researcher at the University of Bologna (Italy), interested in human mobility in early Iron Age in Italian peninsula.

Melania Gigante

Melania Gigante (PhD 2019, University of Bologna, Italy) is a bioarchaeologist, currently a post-doctoral researcher (RTD-A) and holder of the Bioarchaeology course at the Department of Cultural Heritage, University of Padua (Italy).

Martina Trocchi

Martina Trocchi (M. A. degree in Applied Science in Cultural Heritage 2021, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy) is an physical anthropologist and PhD student in Physics methods applied to Virtual Anthropology (supervisor: Silvia Capuani, CNR-ISC) in the same university.

Stefano Magri

Stefano Magri (M.A. degree in Biodiversity and Evolution 2022, University of Bologna) is a biologist and currently a PhD student in Cultural and Environmental Heritage at the same university.

Simone Lemmers

Simone A.M. Lemmers (PhD 2017, Durham University, UK) is a biological anthropologist and broadly interested in using hard tissues to answer questions on life history, growth, development, and responses to physiological stress, in both modern and fossilized tissues.

Paola Cerrito

Paola Cerrito (PhD 2022, New York University, USA) is an evolutionary biologist and primatologist interested in the selective pressures and proximate mechanisms that have shaped and allowed for the evolution of human life history.

Lucia Mancini

Lucia Mancini (PhD 1998, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France) is a material science physicist strongly involved in Earth Science studies and interested in heritage science applications by using non-destructive 3D/4D advanced imaging techniques.

Mario Novak

Mario Novak is a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Anthropological Research in Zagreb (Croatia) with a special interest in bioarchaeology, paleopathology, stable isotope and aDNA analysis.

Roberto Germano

Roberto Germano is a student about to graduate from the M. A. degree in Ecobiology (LM-6) at Sapienza University of Rome (Italy), with a keen interest in Anthropology, Human Evolution and Bioarchaeology.