Publications

Peripoli, B., Gigante, M., Mahoney, P., McFarlane, G., Coppa, A., Lugli, F.,Lauria, G., Bondioli, L., Sconzo, P., Sineo, L. & Nava, A. (2023). Exploring prenatal and neonatal life history through dental histology in infants from the Phoenician necropolis of Motya (7th–6th century BCE). Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 49, 104024. DOI

Nava, A. (2024). Understanding the maternal-infant nexus from dental histology and high-resolution compositional biogeochemistry: implications for bioarchaeological research. Bulletins et Mémoires de la Société d’Anthropologie de Paris, (36)1. DOI

Nava, A., Lugli, F., Lemmers, S., Cerrito, P., Mahoney, P., Bondioli, L., & Müller, W. (2024). Reading children’s teeth to reconstruct life history and the evolution of human cooperation and cognition: the role of dental enamel microstructure and chemistry. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 105745. DOI


Essential bibliography

Anczkiewicz, R., Nava, A., Bondioli, L., Müller, W., Spötl, C., Koziarska, M., Boczkowska, M., Wojtal, P., Wilczyński, J. (2023). High spatial resolution Sr isotope and trace element record of dental enamel mineralization in a woolly mammoth tooth: Implications for paleoecological reconstructions. Quaternary Science Reviews, 313, 108191. DOI

Antonio, M. L., Weiß, C. L., Gao, Z., Sawyer, S., Oberreiter, V., Moots, H. M., Spence, J. P., Cheronet, O., Zagorc, B., Praxmarer, E., Özdoğan, K. D., Demetz, L., Gelabert, P., Fernandes, D., Lucci, M., Alihodžić, T., Amrani, S., Avetisyan, P., Baillif-Ducros, C., Bedić, Ž., Bertrand, A., Bilić, M., Bondioli, L., Borówka, P., Botte, E., Burmaz, J., Bužanić, D., Candilio, F., Cvetko, M., De Angelis, D., Drnić, I., Elschek, K., Fantar, M., Gaspari, A., Gasperetti, G., Genchi, F., Golubović, S., Hukeľová, Z., Jankauskas, R., Vučković, K. J., Jeremić, G., Kaić, I., Kazek, K., Khachatryan, H., Khudaverdyan, A., Kirchengast, S., Korać, M., Kozlowski, V., Krošláková, M., Špalj, D. K., La Pastina, F., Laguardia, M., Legrand, S., Leleković, T., Leskovar, T., Lorkiewicz, W., Los, D., Silva, A. M., Masaryk, R., Matijević, V., Cherifi, Y. M. S., Meyer, N., Mikić, I., Miladinović-Radmilović, N., Zakić, B. M., Nacouzi, L., Natuniewicz-Sekuła, M., Nava, A., Neugebauer-Maresch, C., Nováček, J., Osterholtz, A., Paige, J., Paraman, L., Pieri, D., Pieta, K., Pop-Lazić, S., Ruttkay, M., Sanader, M., Sołtysiak, A., Sperduti, A., Pesterac, T. S., Teschler-Nicola, M., Teul, I., Tončinić, D., Trapp, J., Vulović, D., Waliszewski, T., Walter, D., Živanović, M., el Mostefa Filah, M., Čaušević-Bully, M., Šlaus, M., Borić, D., Novak, M., Coppa, A., Pinhasi, R. & Pritchard J. K. (2024). Stable population structure in Europe since the Iron Age, despite high mobility. eLife ,13, e79714. DOI

Kubat, J., Nava, A., Bondioli, L., Dean, M. C., Zanolli, C., Bourgon, N., Bacon, A. M., Demeter, F., Peripoli, B., Albert, R., Lüdecke, T., Hertler, C., Mahoney, P., Kullmer, O., Schrenk, F. & Müller, W. (2023). Dietary strategies of Pleistocene Pongo sp. and Homo erectus on Java (Indonesia). Nature Ecology & Evolution, 7, 279-289. DOI

Kowalik, N., Anczkiewicz, R., Müller, W., Spötl, C., Bondioli, L., Nava, A., Wojtal, P., Wilczyńsk, J., Koziarska, M. & Matyszczak, M. (2023). Revealing seasonal woolly mammoth migration with spatially-resolved trace element, Sr and O isotopic records of molar enamel. Quaternary Science Reviews, 306, 108036. DOI

Vazzana, A., Higgins, O. A., Oxilia, G., Lugli, F., Silvestrini, S., Nava, A., Bondioli, L., Bortolini, E., Di Domenico, G., Bernardini, F., Tuniz, C., Mancini, L., Bettuzzi, M., Morigi, M. P., Piperno, M., Collina, C., Romandini, M. & Benazzi, S. (2022). High-accuracy methodology for the integrative restoration of archaeological teeth by using reverse engineering techniques and rapid prototyping. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 44, 103511. DOI

Nava, A., Mahoney, P., Bondioli, L., Coppa, A., Cristiani, E., Fattore, L., McFarlane, G., Dreossi, D. & Mancini, L. (2022). Virtual histology of archaeological human deciduous prenatal enamel through synchrotron X-ray computed microtomography images. Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, 29(1), 247-253. DOI

Mahoney, P., McFarlane, G., Loch, C., White, S., Floyd, B., Dunn, E. C., Pitfield, R., Nava, A. & Guatelli-Steinberg, D. (2022). Dental biorhythm is associated with adolescent weight gain. Communications Medicine, 2(1), 99. DOI

Lugli, F., Nava, A., Sorrentino, R., Vazzana, A., Bortolini, E., Oxilia, G., Silvestrini, S., Nannini, N., Bondioli, L., Fewlass, H., Talamo, S., Bard, E., Mancini, L., Müller, W., Romandini, M. & Benazzi, S. (2022). Tracing the mobility of a Late Epigravettian (~ 13 ka) male infant from Grotte di Pradis (Northeastern Italian Prealps) at high-temporal resolution. Scientific reports, 12(1), 1-13. DOI

Cerrito, P., Nava, A., Radovčić, D., Borić, D., Cerrito, L., Basdeo, T., Ruggiero, G., Frayer, D. W., Kao, A., Bondioli, L., Mancini, L. & Bromage, T. G. (2022). Dental cementum virtual histology of Neanderthal teeth from Krapina (Croatia, 130–120 kyr): an informed estimate of age, sex and adult stressors. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 19(187):20210820. DOI

McFarlane, G., Loch, C., Guatelli-Steinberg, D., Bayle, P., Le Luyer, M., Sabel, N., Nava, A., Floyd, B., Skinner, M., White, S., Pitfield, R. & Mahoney, P. (2021). Enamel daily secretion rates of deciduous molars from a global sample of children. Archives of Oral Biology, 132, 105290. DOI

Mahoney, P., McFarlane, G., Smith, B.H., Miszkiewicz, J. J., Cerrito, P., Liversidge, H.,  Mancini, L., Dreossi, D., Veneziano, A., Bernardini, F., Cristiani, E., Behie, A., Coppa, A., Bondioli, L., Frayer, D. W., Radovčić, D. & Nava, A. (2021). Growth of Neanderthal infants from Krapina (120–130 ka), Croatia. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 288(1963), 20212079. DOI

Hodgkins, J., Orr, C. M., Gravel-Miguel, C., Riel-Salvatore, J., Miller, C.E., Bondioli, L., Nava, A., Lugli, F., Talamo, S., Hajdinjak, M., Cristiani, E., Romandini, M., Meyer, D., Drohobytsky, D., Kuester, F., Pothier-Bouchard, G., Buckley, M., Mancini, L., Baruffaldi, F., Silvestrini, S., Arrighi, S., Keller, A. M., Belén Griggs, R., Peresani, M., Strait, D. S., Benazzi, S. & Negrino, F. (2021). An infant burial from Arma Veirana in northwestern Italy provides insights into funerary practices and female personhood in early Mesolithic Europe. Scientific reports, 11(1), 1-13. DOI

Gigante, M., Nava, A., Paine, R. R., Fiore, I., Alhaique, F., Esposito, C. M., Sperduti, A., Bonetto, J., Cinquantaquattro, T. E. & d’Agostino, B. (2021). Who was buried with Nestor’s Cup? Macroscopic and microscopic analyses of the cremated remains from Tomb 168 (second half of the 8th century BCE, Pithekoussai, Ischia Island, Italy). PloS one, 16(10), e0257368. DOI

Nava, A., Fiorin, E., Zupancich, A., Carra, M., Ottoni, C., Di Carlo, G., Vozza, I., Brugnoletti, O., Alhaique, F., Grifoni Cremonesi, R., Coppa, A., Bondioli, L., Borić, D. & Cristiani, E. (2021). Multipronged dental analyses reveal dietary differences in last foragers and first farmers at Grotta Continenza, central Italy (15,500–7000 BP). Scientific Reports, 11:4261. DOI

Nava, A., Lugli, F., Romandini, M., Badino, F., Evans, D., Helbling, A. H., Oxilia, G., Arrighi, S., Bortolini, E., Delpiano, D., Duches, R., Figus, C., Livraghi, A., Marciani, G., Silvestrini, S., Cipriani, A., Giovanardi, T., Pini, R., Tuniz, C., Bernardini, F., Dori, I., Coppa, A., Cristiani, E., Dean, C., Bondioli, L., Peresani, M., Müller, W. & Benazzi, S. (2020). Early life of Neanderthals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ,117(46) 28719-28726. DOI

Lugli, F., Figus, C., Silvestrini, S., Costa, V., Bortolini, E., Conti, S., Peripoli, B., Nava, A., Sperduti, A., Lamanna, L., Bondioli, L. & Benazzi, S. (2020). Sex-related morbidity and mortality in non-adult individuals from the Early Medieval site of Valdaro (Italy): the contribution of dental enamel peptide analysis. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 34, 102625. DOI

Romandini, M., Oxilia, G., Bortolini, E., Peyrégne, S., Delpiano, D., Nava, A., Panetta, D., Di Domenico, G., Martini, P., Arrighi, S., Badino, F., Figus, C., Lugli, F., Marciani, G., Silvestrini, S., Menghi Sartorio, J. C., Terlato, G., Hublin, J. J., Meyer, M., Bondioli, L., Higham, T., Slon, V., Peresani, M. & Benazzi, S. (2020). A late Neanderthal tooth from northeastern Italy. Journal of Human Evolution, 147, 102867. DOI

Li, Q., Nava, A., Reynard, L., Thirlwall, M., Bondioli, L. & Müller, W. (2020). Spatially-Resolved Ca Isotopic and Trace Element Variations in Human Deciduous Teeth Record Diet and Physiological Change. Environmental Archaeology, 27(5), 474-483. DOI

Kowalik, N., Anczkiewicz, R., Wilczyński, J., Wojtal, P., Müller, W., Bondioli, L., Nava, A. &  Gasparik, M. (2020). Tracing human mobility in central Europe during the Upper Paleolithic using sub-seasonally resolved Sr isotope records in ornaments. Scientific Reports,10:10386. DOI

Frayer, D.W., Nava, A., Tartaglia, G., Vidale, M., Coppa, A. & Bondioli, L. (2020). Evidence for Labret Use in Prehistory. Bulletin of the International Association for Paleodontology,14(1):1-23. DOI

Antonio, M. L., Gao, Z., Moots, H. M., Lucci, M., Candilio, F., Sawyer, S., Oberreiter, V., Calderon, D., Devitofranceschi, K., Aikens, R.C., Aneli, S., Bartoli, F., Bedini, A., Cheronet, O., Cotter, D. J., Fernandes, D. M., Gasperetti, G., Grifoni, R., Guidi, A., La Pastina, F., Loreti, E., Manacorda, D., Matullo, G., Morretta, S., Nava, A., Fiocchi Nicolai, V., Nomi, F., Pavolini, C., Pentiricci, M., Pergola, P.,  Piranomonte, M., Schmidt, R., Spinola, G., Sperduti, A., Bondioli, L., Pinhasi, R. & Pritchard, J. K. (2019). Ancient Rome: A genetic crossroads of Europe and the Mediterranean. Science, 366(6466):708-714. DOI

Nava, A., Frayer, D. & Bondioli, L. (2019). Longitudinal analysis of the microscopic dental enamel defects of children in the Imperial Roman community of Portus Romae (necropolis of Isola Sacra, 2nd to 4th century CE, Italy). Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 23: 406-415. DOI

Müller, W., Nava, A., Evans, D., Rossi, P. F., Alt, K. W. & Bondioli, L. (2019). Enamel mineralization and compositional time-resolution in human teeth evaluated via histologically-controlled LA-ICPMS profiles. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 255,105-126. DOI

Nava, A., Coppa, A., Coppola, D., Mancini, L., Dreossi, D., Zanini, F., Bernardini, F., Tuniz, C. & Bondioli, L. (2017). Virtual histological assessment of the prenatal life history and age at death of the Upper Paleolithic fetus from Ostuni (Italy). Scientific Reports, 7(1), 9427. DOI

Nava, A., Bondioli, L., Coppa, A., Dean, C., Rossi, P. F. & Zanolli, C. (2017). New regression formula to estimate the prenatal crown formation time of human deciduous central incisors derived from a Roman Imperial sample (Velia, Salerno, Italy, I-II cent. CE). PLoS ONE, 12(7): e0180104. DOI

Bondioli, L., Nava, A., Rossi, P. F. & Sperduti, A. (2016). Diet and health in Central‐Southern Italy during the Roman Imperial time. ACTA IMEKO, 5, 19-25. DOI