Publications

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

  • Research articles

Arrighi S, Moroni A, Tassoni L, Boshin F, Badino F, Bortolini E, Boscato P, Crezzini J, Figus C, Forte M, Lugli F, Marciani G, Oxilia G, Negrino F, Riel-Salvatore J, Romandini M, Peresani M, Spinapolice EE, Ronchitelli A, Benazzi S. 2019. Bone tools, ornaments and other unusual objects during the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition in Italy. Quaternary International,   DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2019.11.016

Romandini M, Crezzini J, Bortolini E, Boscato P, Boschin F, Carrera L, Nannini N, Tagliacozzo A, Terlato G, Arrighi S, BAdino F, Figus C, Lugli F, Marciani G, Oxilia G, Moroni A, Negrino F, Peresani M, Riel-Salvatore J, Ronchitelli A, Spinapolice EE, Benazzi S. 2019. Macromammal and bird assemblages across the Late Middle to Upper Palaeolithictransition in Italy: an extended zooarchaeological review. Quaternary International,  DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2019.11.008

Marciani G, Ronchitelli A, Arrighi S, Badino F, Bortolini E, Boscato P, Boschin F, Crezzini J, Delpiano D, Falcucci A, Figus C, Lugli F, Oxilia G, Romandini M, Riel-Slavatore J, Negrino F, Peresani M, Spinapolice EE, Moroni A, Benazzi S. 2019. Lithic techno-complexes in Italy from 50 to 39 thousand years BP: an overview oflithic technological changes across the Middle-Upper Palaeolithic boundary. Quaternary International., DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2019.11.005

Sano K, Arrighi S, Stani C, Aureli D, Boschin F, Fiore I, Spagnolo V, Ricci S, Crezzini J, Boscato P, Gala M, Tagliacozzo A, Birarda G, Vaccari L, Ronchitelli A, Moroni A & Benazzi S. 2019. The earliest evidence for mechanically delivered projectile weapons in EuropeNature Ecology & Evolution volume 3, pages 1409–1414 (2019

Badino F, Pini R, Ravazzi C, Margaritora D, Arrighi S, Bortolini E.,Figus C, Giaccio B, Lugli F, Marciani G, Monegato G, Moroni A, Negrino F., Oxilia G, Peresani M, Romandini M, Ronchitelli A, Spinapolice EE, Zerboni A, Benazzi S. 2019. An overview of Alpine and Mediterranean palaeogeography, terrestrial ecosystems and climate history during MIS 3 with focus on the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition. Quaternary International,  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2019.09.024.

Haile-Selassie Y, Melillo SM, Vazzana A, Benazzi S & Ryan TM. 2019. A 3.8-million-year-old hominin cranium from Woranso-Mille, Ethiopia. Nature, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-1513-8

Lugli F, Cipriani A, Capecchi G, Ricci S, Boschin F, Boscato P, Iacumin P, Badino F, Mannino MA, Talamo S, Richards MP, Benazzi S, Ronchitelli A. 2019. Strontium and stable isotope evidence of human mobility strategies across the Last Glacial Maximum in southern Italy. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3, 905-911. doi: 10.1038/s41559-019-0900-8  (postprint)

Peresani M, Bertola S, Delpiano D, Benazzi S, Romandini M. 2019. The Uluzzian in the north of Italy. Insights around the new evidence at Riparo Broion. Arch Anthrop Sci 11, 3503–3536  (postprint)

Fiorenza L, Benazzi S, Kullmer O, Zampirolo G, Mazurier A, Zanolli C, Macchiarelli R. 2019. Dental macrowear and cortical bone distribution of the Neanderthal mandible from Regourdou (Dordogne, Southwestern France). J Hum Evol 132, 174-188

Lugli F, Cipriani A, Arnaud J, Arzarello M, Lembo G, Janssen R, Vonhof H, Peretto C, Benazzi S. 2018. Middle Pleistocene human and animal mobility at Isernia la Pineta: A strontium and oxygen isotope perspective. Alpine and Mediterranean Quaternary 31, 79-81

Moroni A, Boschian G,  Crezzini J, Montanari-Canini G, Marciani G, Capecchi; G, Arrighi S; Aureli D, Berto C, Freguglia M, Araujo A, Scaramucci S,  Hublin JJ, Lauer T, Benazzi S, Parenti F, Bonato M, Ricci S, Talamo S, Segre AG, Boschin F, Spagnolo V. 2018. Late Neandertals in central Italy. High-resolution chronicles from Grotta dei Santi (Monte Argentario – Tuscany).  Quaternary Science Reviews, doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.11.021

Romandini M, Terlato G, Nannini N, Tagliacozzo A, Benazzi S, Peresani M. 2018. Bears and humans, a Neanderthal tale. Reconstructing uncommon behaviors from zooarchaeological evidence in southern Europe. J Archaeol Sci 90, 71-91 (PRE-PRINTS)

Moroni A, Ronchitelli A, Arrighi S, Aureli D, Bailey SE, Boscato P, Boschin F, Capecchi G, Crezzini J, Douka K, Marciani G, Panetta D, Ranaldo F, Ricci S, Scaramucci S, Spagnolo V, Benazzi & S, Gambassini P. 2018. Grotta del Cavallo (Apulia – Southern Italy). The Uluzzian in the mirror.  Journal of Anthropological Sciences. Vol. 96 (2018), pp. 1-36                                                                                                                    (for further information about this paper, visit the Blog section of this website)

Lugli F, Cipriani A, Arnaud J, Arzarello M, Peretto C, Benazzi S. 2017. Suspected limited mobility of a Middle Pleistocene woman from Southern Italy: strontium isotopes of a human deciduous tooth. Sci Rep. 7, 8615.

Margherita C, Oxilia G, Barbi V, Panetta D, Hublin JJ, Lordkipanidze D, Meshveliani T, Jakeli N, Matskevich Z, Bar-Yosef O, Belfer-Cohen A, Pinhasi R, Benazzi S. 2017. Morphological description and morphometric analyses of the Upper Palaeolithic human remains from Dzudzuana and Satsurblia caves, western Georgia. J Hum Evol. 113, 83-90. (PRE-PRINTS)

Buti L, Le Cabec A, Panetta D, Tripodi M, Salvadori P, Hublin JJ, Feeney RNM, Benazzi S. 2017. 3D enamel thickness in Neandertal and modern human permanent canines. J Hum Evol. 113, 162-172.


  • Methodological articles

Lugli F, DiRocco G, Vazzana A, Genovese F, Pinetti D, Cilli E, Carile MC, Silvestrini S, Gabanini G, Arrighi S, Buti L, Bortolini E, Cipriani A, Figus C, Marciani G, Oxilia G, Romandini M, Sorrentino R, Sola M & Benazzi1 S. 2019. Enamel peptides reveal the sex of the Late Antique ‘Lovers of Modena’. Sci Rep,  9:13130 | https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-49562-7  

Lugli F, Cipriani A, Tavaglione V, Traversari M, Benazzi S. 2018. Transhumance pastoralism of Roccapelago (Modena, Italy) Early-Modern individuals: inferences from Sr isotopes of hair strands. Am J Phys Anthropol, doi: 10.1002/ajpa.23643 (PRE-PRINTS)

Oxilia G, Bortolini E, Martini S, Papini A, Boggioni M, Buti L, Figus C, Sorrentino R, Townsend G, Kaidonis J, Fiorenza L, Cristiani E, Kullmer O, Moggi-Cecchi J, Benazzi S. 2018. The physiological linkage between molar inclination and dental macrowear pattern. Am J Phys Anthropol.; 1–11. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.23476     (POST-PRINT)

Sorrentino R, Bortolini E, Lugli F, Mancuso G, Buti L, Oxilia G, Vazzana A, Figus C, Serrangeli MC, Margherita C, Penzo A, Gruppioni G, Gottarelli A, Jochum KP, Belcastro MG, Cipriani A, Feeney RNM, Benazzi S. 2018. Unravelling biocultural population structure in 4th/3rd century BC Monterenzio Vecchio (Bologna, Italy) through a comparative analysis of strontium isotopes, non-metric dental evidence, and funerary practices. PLoSONE 13(3):e0193796. DOI:org/10.1371/journal.pone.0193796


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Talks

Bortolini E,  Sorrentino R,  Lugli F, Conti S, Piccirilli E, Arrighi S, Badino F, Buti L, Figus C, Marciani G, Oxilia G, Romandini M, Silvestrini S, Vazzana A, Gabanini G, Penzo A, Gottarelli A, Cipriani A,  Belcastro MG, Benazzi S. Assessing biological and cultural admixture in the Etruscan-Celtic population of Monterenzio Vecchio and Monte Bibele (Bologna, Italy). XXIII AAI Conference Padua, 4-6 September 2019

Oxilia G, Perrini N, Oxilia A, Papini A, Boggioni M, Pagani L, Figus C, Cilli E, Bortolini E, Badino F, Lugli F, Marciani G, Menghi Sartorio JC, Romandini M, Silvestrini S, Arrighi S, Bernardini F, Tuniz C, Fontana F, Talamo S, d’Esposito M, Benazzi S. Earliest evidence of Focal Cemento-Osseous Dysplasia in the Late Upper Palaeolithic. XXIII AAI Conference Padova, 4-6 September 2019

Sorrentino R, Stephens NB, Carlson KJ, Figus C, Fiorenza L, Frost S, Harcourt-Smith W, Parr W, Saers J, Turley K, Wroe S, Belcastro MG, Ryan TM, Benazzi S. The modern human talus affected by cultural and behavioral factors. XXIII AAI Conference Padova, 4-6 September 2019

Lugli F, Cipriani A, Capecchi G, Ricci S, Boschin F, Boscato P, Benazzi S, Ronchitelli A. A. Mothers from the past: Gravettian vs. Epigravettian human mobility strategies at Grotta Paglicci inferred by Sr isotopes of deciduous tooth enamel.  ESHE, 8th Annual Meeting Faro, Portugal, 13-15 Sept. 2018

Sorrentino R, Minghetti C, Parr W, Turley K, Wroe S, Shaw C, Su A, Fiorenza L, Feletti F, Jashashvili T, Frost SR, Carlson KJ, Belcastro MG, Ryan TM, Benazzi S. Evolutionary timing and relationships of the talar facets: implication for hominin talus. ESHE, 8th Annual Meeting Faro, Portugal, 13-15 Sept. 2018

Badino F, Pini R, Ravazzi C, Arrighi S, Bertuletti P, Bortolini E, Figus C, Lugli F, MArciani G, Margaritora D, Oxilia G, Romandini M, Benazzi S. 2019. Sub-millennial scale variability between Heinrich events 4 and 3 in the long terrestrial paleoecological archive of Lake Fimon (northeastern Italy)019. INQUA Congress 2019, session “Palaeoclimate. Heinrich events in terrestrial archives”. Dublin, 25-31 July 2019. (abstract)

Badino F, Pini R, Bertuletti P, Ravazzi C, Andò S, Arrighi S, Bortolini E, Delmonte B, Figus C, Furlanetto G, Lugli F, Marciani G, Margaritora D, Monegato G, Oxilia G, Romandini M, Silvestrini S, Tateo F, Vallè F, Vezzoli G, Benazzi S. 2019. L’impatto degli Heinrich Events sugli ecosistemi terrestri: individuazione di proxies paleoecologici e sedimentologici lacustri in Nord Italia e analisi delle loro serie temporali ad alta risoluzione. Workshop CNR-DTA “La dinamica del clima nell’ultimo ciclo glaciale-interglaciale”. Bologna, 17-18 Giugno 2019. (abstract)

Carrera L, Pavia M, Benazzi S, Peresani M, Romandini M. Implicazioni paleoambientali e sfruttamento antropico dell’avifauna nel Gravettiano. Nuovi casi studio dal Nord Est Italia. 9th AIAZ Conference, Ravenna 28 November-1 December 2018

Aureli D, Arrighi S, Bortolini E, Boscato P, Boschin F, Crezzini J, Delpiano D, Falcucci A, Figus C, Moroni A, Negrino F, Peresani M, Riel-Salvatore J, Romandini M, Ronchitelli A, Spinapolice EE, Benazzi S. The Italian Peninsula between 45 and 39 ky ago: the sunset of the “old” and the dawn of the “new”? Let the lithic industries tell! XVIII° CONGRES UISPP PARIS, 4-9 JUIN 2018

Badino F, Moroni A, Negrino F, Peresani M, Pini R, Ravazzi C, Spinapolice E, Ronchitelli A, Benazzi S. 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”. XVIII° CONGRES UISPP PARIS, 4-9 JUIN 2018 (abstract)

Romandini M, Arrighi S, Aureli D, Bortolini E, Boscato P, Boschin F, Crezzini J, Figus C, Moroni A, Negrino F, Peresani M, Pothier Bouchard G, Riel-Salvatore J, Ronchitelli A, Spinapolice EE, and Benazzi S. Mammals and birds in Italy : a view across the MP-UP humans transition. XVIII° CONGRES UISPP PARIS, 4-9 JUIN 2018 (abstract)

Benazzi S, Bortolini E, Arrighi S, Aureli D, Badino F, Figus C, Romandini M, Boscato P, Cipriani A, Feeney R, Moroni A, Negrino F, Peresani M, Pini R, Ravazzi C, Ryan TM, Spinapolice EE, Ronchitelli A. The earliest migration of Homo sapiens in southern Europe: an ERC grant to understand the biocultural processes that define our uniqueness. XVIII° CONGRES UISPP PARIS, 4-9 JUIN 2018

Sorrentino R, Minghetti C, Parr W, Turley K, Wroe S, Shaw C, Su A, Fiorenza L, Feletti F, Jashashvili T, Frost S, Carlson KJ, Belcastro GM, Ryan T, Benazzi S. The shape of the hominin talus: Evolutionary timing and relationships of the talar facets. 87th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Austin (Texas, USA), April 11-14, 2018

Aureli D., Arrighi S., Moroni A., Ronchitelli A., Benazzi S. The Uluzzian of Castelcivita (Salerno, Italy): Production, maintenance and use of stone tools. A preliminary assessment. 11th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON KNAPPABLE MATERIALS “From toolstone to stone tools” Buenos Aires & Necochea (Argentina), November 7-12th, 2017


Posters

Figus C, Stephens NB, Bortolini E, Sorrentino R, Arrighi S, Badino F, Lugli F, Marciani G, Oxilia G, Romandini M, Scalise LM, Silvestrini S, Belcastro MG, Ryan TM, Benazzi S. The ontogeny of bipedalism: insights from trabecular changes during growth. European Society for the Study of Human Evolution. Liége, 19-22 September 2019 (abstract) 

Lugli F, Nava A, Rittner M, Arrighi S, Badino F, Bortolini E, Figus C, Marciani G, Oxilia G, Romandini M, Silvestrini S, Cipriani A, Muller W, Bondioli L, Benazzi S. Elemental imaging of human teeth by laser ablation ICP-TOF-MS: fast acquisition and high-resolution. European Society for the Study of Human Evolution. Liége, 19-22 September 2019 (abstract)

Oxilia G, Romandini M, Arrighi S, Badino F, Bortolini E, Figus C, Lugli F, Marciani G, Menghi Sartorio JC, Silvestrini S, Panetta D, Piperno M, Talamo S, Peresani M, Collina C, Benazzi S. The most recent Neandertal remains in Italy. European Society for the Study of Human Evolution. Liége, 19-22 September 2019 (abstract)

Nava A, Dean MC, Lugli F, Coppa A, Romandini M, Bondioli L, Peresani M, Benazzi S. Postnatal crown formation time of three Neanderthal deciduous teeth from Northeastern Italy. Liége, 19-22 September 2019

Lugli F, Di Rocco G, Vazzana A, Genovese F, Pinetti D, Carile MC, Silvestrini S, Gabanini G, Arrighi S, Buti L, Bortolini E, Cipriani A, Figus C, Marciani G, Oxilia G, Romandini M, Sorrentino R, Sola M, Benazzi S. Dental enamel proteins reveal the sex of the ‘Lovers of Modena’. XXIII AAI Conference Padova, 4-6 September 2019

Figus C, Stephens NB, Sorrentino R, Bortolini E, Scalise LM, Gabanini G,  Romandini M, Lugli F, Arrighi S, Badino F, Marciani G, Oxilia G, Panetta D,  Belcastro MG, Harcourt-Smith W, Ryan TM, Benazzi S. Exploring age-related variations during talar growth. 88th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Cleveland (Ohio, USA), March 27-30, 2019. (abstract)

Gabanini G, Figus C, Sorrentino R, Stephens NB, Belcastro MG, Harcourt-Smith W, Ryan TM, Benazzi S. Exploring age-related variations during calcaneal growth. 88th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Cleveland (Ohio, USA), March 27-30, 2019. (abstract)

Bortolini E, Romandini M, Arrighi S, Badino F, Figus C, Lugli F, Marciani G, Oxilia G, Peresani M, Benazzi S. Uomini, mammiferi, uccelli e ambiente:una prospettiva archeozoologica e quantitativa sulla transizione Paleolitico medio/Paleolitico superiore in Italia Settentrionale. 9th AIAZ Conference, Ravenna 28 November-1 December 2018

Martellotta EF, Romandini M, Peresani M, Bortolini E, Benazzi S. Homo neanderthalensis: lateralità e strumenti. Un approccio tecnologico e sperimentale applicato ai ritoccatori in osso provenienti dai livelli tardo-musteriani di Grotta di Fumane (VR). 9th AIAZ Conference, Ravenna 28 November-1 December 2018

Perez A, Romandini M, Nannini N, Fontana A, Benazzi S, Peresani M. Cibo o pelliccia? Variazioni e continuità nello sfruttamento dei canidi tra i livelli tardo musteriani e uluzziani della Grotta di Fumane (VR). Primi approcci tafonomici e sperimentali. 9th AIAZ Conference, Ravenna 28 November-1 December 2018

Tassoni L, Peresani M, Benazzi S, Romandini M. Conchiglie dulciacquicole e marine nei Colli Berici. Studio tafonomico dei recenti ritrovamenti nei livelli del Paleolitico medio e superiore. 9th AIAZ Conference, Ravenna 28 November-1 December 2018

Romandini M, Rossoni-Notter E, Notter O, Simon P, Simone S. Grotta dell’Observatoire (Monaco): analisi dell’industria su materie dure animali, oggetti di parure e prime osservazioni archeozoologiche. Analyse de l’Industrie sur matières dures animales, objets de parure et premiers observations archéozoologiques. Riunione Scientifica IIPP “Preistoria e Protostoria della Liguria“,  Genova October 16th – 19th 2018.

Lubrano V, Romandini M, Benazzi S, and Peresani M. Hunting behavior of Late Neanderthals in the North-east of Italy. Results from zooarchaeological analysis of unit II assemblage of Grotta Maggiore di San Bernardino (Berici Hills, Vicenza). 60th Annual Meeting in Tarragona (Spagna) April 3rd – 7th, 2018. Hugo Obermaier Society for Quaternary Research and Archaeology of the Stone Age.

Buti L, Le Cabec A, Dipino N, Hublin J-J, Benazzi S, Feeney RNM. 3D enamel thickness in Neanderthal and modern human permanent incisors. ESHE, 8thAnnual Meeting Faro, Portugal, 13-15 Sept. 2018. (abstract)

Vazzana A, Ledogar JA, Sorrentino R, Strait D, Benazzi S. Digital reconstruction of the LB1 H. floresiensis cranium. ESHE, 8thAnnual Meeting Faro, Portugal, 13-15 Sept. 2018 (abstract)

Oxilia G, Fontana F, Fiorenza L, Kullmer O, Goude G, Gazzoni V, Lugli F, Peresani M, Romandini M, Cilli E, Tuniz C, Bernardini F, Bortolini E, Menghi Sartorio JC, Talamo S, Benazzi S, Cristiani E. A multidisciplinary approach to reconstruct Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic dietary habits: human adaptation to Pleistocene-Holocene environmental change in northeastern Italy.ESHE, 8th Annual Meeting Faro, Portugal, 13-15 Sept. 2018

Figus C, Stephens NB, Sorrentino R, Panetta D, Belcastro Mg, Ryan TM, Benazzi S. Unravelling morphological changes of the human talus during growth. ESHE, 8thAnnual Meeting Faro, Portugal, 13-15 Sept. 2018  (abstract)

Romandini M, Arrighi S, Badino F, Bortolini E, Boschin F, Figus C, Fiorini A, Lugli F, Marciani G, Oxilia G, Peresani M, Benazzi S. Ornamental deer teeth in Upper Palaeolithic north-eastern Italy: a comparison of Aurignacian and Gravettian processing techniques. 13th International ICAZ Conference, Ankara, Turkey, 2 -7 September 2018

Romandini M, Terlato G, Nannini N, Tagliacozzo A, Benazzi S and Peresani M. Bears and Humans, a Neanderthal tale. Reconstructing uncommon behaviors from zooarchaeological evidence in Southern Europe. XVIII° CONGRES UISPP PARIS, 4-9 JUIN 2018 (abstract)

Arrighi S, Romandini M, Aureli D, Bortolini E, Boscato P, Boschin F, Crezzini J, Figus C, Moroni A, Negrino F, Peresani M, Riel-Salvatore J, Ronchitelli A, SPinapolice EE, Benazzi S. Bone artefacts from transitional and Early Upper Palaeolithic techno-complexes in Italy. XVIII° CONGRES UISPP PARIS, 4-9 JUIN 2018

Arrighi S, Romandini M, Aureli D, Bortolini E, Figus C, Forte M, Boscato P, Boschin F, Crezzini J, Moroni A, Negrino F, Peresani M, Riel-Salvatore J, Ronchitelli A, Spinapolice EE, Benazzi S. Ornaments and Pigments and their implications in behavioural modernity during the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition in Italy.XVIII° CONGRES UISPP PARIS, 4-9 JUIN 2018

Oxilia G, Bortolini E, Martini S, Papini A, Boggioni M, Buti L, Figus C,  Sorrentino R, Townsend G, Kaidonis J, Fiorenza L, Cristiani E, Kullmer O, Moggi-Cecchi J, Benazzi S. The physiological linkage between dental arch asymmetry, alveolar inclination and dental macrowear pattern. 87thAnnual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Austin (Texas, USA), April 11-14, 2018

Sorrentino R, Minghetti C, Parr W, Turley K, Wroe S, Shaw C, Saers J, Su A, Fiorenza L, Feletti F, Frost S, Carlson KJ, Belcastro MG, Ryan TM, Benazzi S. Evaluating behavioral effects on modern human talar shape through GMM. ESHE, 7thAnnual Meeting Leiden, The Netherlands, 21st-23rd

Margherita C, Oxilia G, Buti L, Hublin JJ, Benazzi S. 3D enamel thickness in Neandertal and Homo sapiens permanent lower molars and premolars.ESHE, 7th Annual Meeting Leiden, The Netherlands, 21st-23rd

Lugli F, Cipriani A, Arnaud J, Arzarello M, Peretto C, Benazzi S. Limited mobility of a Middle Pleistocene pregnant woman from Southern Italy: inferences from LA-MC-ICP-MS strontium isotopes analyses of a deciduous human tooth. ESHE, 7th Annual Meeting Leiden, The Netherlands, 21st-23rd Sept. 2017