Alfredo Coppa

Core collaborator

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).

His scientific activity is documented by 185 publications, with primary interests in early Homo forms, skeletal collections, biological relationships between ancient populations through the joint analysis of dental morphology and ancient DNA in the Mediterranean basin, Italy, the Arabian Peninsula, Northern Africa, the Caribbean, and South America. He has authored over 180 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals. Responsible for various anthropo-archaeological missions in the Dominican Republic, Tunisia, Cuba, Sultanate of Oman, Eritrea, Yemen, Sudan, Morocco, and Pakistan, as well as in Italy and coordinator of the Eritrean-Italian-Danakil Expeditions in Eritrea. Responsible for a Research Unit of the Finalised Project “Beni Culturali” of the CNR, and for seven Projects of National Interest PRIN. Coordinator of two European Projects (CHERK and CHERM) in the framework of the Sixth Framework Programme (Specific Measures in Support of International Cooperation or INCO, FP6-2002-INCO-MPC/SSA-2), and one in HORIZON 2020 project ARIADNE plus. Visiting Professor at the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle and Musée de l’Homme (Paris, France), the Universidad del Altiplano in Puno (Peru) and adjunct Professor at McMaster University (Canada).