XXIII AAI Conference – Padova, 4-6 September 2019

Dr Eugenio Bortolini presenting “assessing biological and cultural admixture in the Etruscan-Celtic population of Monterenzio Vecchio and Monte Bibele (Bologna-Italy) @AAI2019 @eu_bortolini
Dr Gregorio Oxilia presenting “Earliest evidence of Focal Cemento-Osseous Dysplasia in the Late Upper Palaeolithic” @ AAI 2019 – Padua



Dr Rita Sorrentino presenting “The modern human talus affected by cultural and behavioral factors”.

Meeting “Ambiente ed archeologia dei Colli Berici e delle Valli di Fimon”, 1st March 2019, Padova

The Berici Hills and, in particular the Fimon Valleys, represent an extraordinary archive of the Late Pleistocene environmental, climate and Middle to Late Palaeolithic human history in north-eastern Italy. The multidisciplinary nature of this meeting promoted knowledge exchange between humanities and other scientific domains (e.g., geology, archaeology, paleoecology, zooarchaeology).

UISPP Paris, 5 Juin 2018

Peopling dynamics in the Mediterranean area between 45 and 39 ky ago: state of art and new data

UISPP Paris, 4-9 Juin 2018


Federica Badino. Palaeoecological analysis of sediments documenting the Middle-Upper Palaeolithic age transition in Alpine and Mediterranean ecosystems; palaeoenvironmental and quantitative palaeoclimate reconstructions. A contribution to the ERC Project “SUCCESS”.
Stefano Benazzi. The earliest migration of Homo sapiens in southern Europe: an ERC grant to understand the biocultural processes that define our uniqueness
Stefano Benazzi and Annamaria Ronchitelli
Matteo Romandini. Bears and Humans, a Neanderthal tale. Reconstructing uncommon behaviors from zooarchaeological evidence in Southern Europe.
Marco Peresani

Simona Arrighi. Bone artefacts from transitional and Early Upper Palaeolithic techno-complexes in Italy
Simona Arrighi. Ornaments and Pigments and their implications in behavioural modernity during the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition in Italy








Matteo Romandini. Mammals and birds in Italy : a view across the MP-UP humans transition.