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Curriculum vitae

 

Name:
Stefano Benazzi

Personal information:
Date of birth: 11 August 1977

Current position:
Post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig (Germany)

 

University Education

4/5/2007

Ph.D. at the Department of Anthropology, University of Bologna, Italy.
Thesis topic: “Image analysis in the morphological and morphometric study of teeth”.

3/12/2002

BSc-MSc in “Conservation of Cultural Heritage” (with honors), Archaeological field, with a Palaeoanthropological dissertation in morphological description and morphometric analysis of the Neanderthal teeth (Department of History and Methods for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage – University of Bologna).

 

Academic Positions

July 2012-

Post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig (Germany)

Feb 2009-
May 2012

Post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Anthropology, University of Vienna (Austria).

Feb 2008-
Feb 2009

Post-doctoral Marie Curie Fellow (EVAN: European Virtual Anthropology Network) at the Senckenberg Research Institute, Department of Palaeoanthropology and Messel Research, Frankfurt am Main – Germany.

2004-2007

Tutor at the Faculty of Conservation of Cultural Heritage (University of Bologna), in the course of Archaeology.

2004-present

Member of the examination committee for Anthropology, Human Palaeontology, Prehistoric Ecology, Ecology and Dynamics of the Human Populations and Bioarchaeology (University of Bologna).

 

Main Fellowships & Research Grants

2009/2010

Collaborator in a spinner project (EU-Spinner Consortium) on developing new approaches for dental wear analysis.

2008

Grant funded by the “Fondazione del Monte di Bologna-Ravenna” (€100,000) for purchasing equipment for the Virtual Anthropology laboratory.

2007

One year research grant funded by the “Fondazione Giovanni Dalle Fabbriche” of Faenza (Italy) for the analysis and identification of the skeletal remains of humanist Pico della Mirandola (1463-1494).

2006   

Marco Polo Project (University of Bologna).

2004-2006

Three years research grant funded by the Centro Universitario Cattolico (CUC) for the project “Image analysis for the morphological and morphometric study of teeth”.

 

Collaboration in research projects

2007

Identification and analysis of the human skeletal remains of the 15th century Italian humanists Pico della Mirandola and Angelo Poliziano.

Virtual anthropological reconstruction and anthropological analysis of Ferrante Gonzaga’s skeleton remains. Department of History and Methods for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage – University of Bologna.

2006/2007

Virtual reconstruction of the mandible of the Italian poetry Dante Alighieri and 3D facial reconstruction. Department of History and Methods for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage – University of Bologna.

2005

Anthropological analysis of the skeleton remains discovered in the medieval necropolis of Colombarone (Pesaro, Italy). Department of History and Methods for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage – University of Bologna.

2004/2005

Biodemographic study of an isolated human community of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennine. Department of History and Methods for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage – University of Bologna.

2003/2004

Identification of the skeletal remains of the 15th century poetry Matteo Maria Boiardo. Department of History and Methods for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage – University of Bologna.

 

Teaching experience

2006-2012

Lecturer at the University of Bologna, Faculty of Conservation of Cultural Heritage:

  • 2012
Workshop in Geometric Morphometric
  • 2010/2011
Paleoanthropology, Bioarchaeology
  • 2008
Bioarchaeology
  • 2007
Bioarchaeology
  • 2006
Prehistory ecology

 

Thesis co-supervision

Diploma theses, University of Bologna:

 
  • Laura Buti (Supervisor: Giorgio Gruppioni): Studio odontostomatologico degli inumati della necropoli medievale di S. Martino in Rivosecco (Parma) – A.A. 2006-2007.
 
  • Simone Gobbi (Supervisor: Giorgio Gruppioni) Homo floresiensis e il problema dell’antico popolamento dell’Indonesia e dell’Australia – A.A. 2005-2006.

 

Academic Awards

2006 Student prize for best oral presentation, European Anthropological Assoc. - Budapest

 

Field experience

26/12/2009 – 5/01/2010

12th Italian archaeological expedition in the “Temple of millions of year –Amenhotep II (XVIII Dynasty) – Egypt (Western Thebes). Duties: bioarchaeological analysis of human skeletal remains.

26/12/2008 – 5/01/2009

11th Italian archaeological expedition in the “Temple of millions of year –Amenhotep II (XVIII Dynasty) – Egypt (Western Thebes). Duties: bioarchaeological analysis of human skeletal remains.

11/07/2008 – 28/07/2008

Rudabánya HOMINID ORIGINS PROJECT - paleontological excavation (Rudabánya, Hungary)

09/12/2007 – 30/12/2007

10th Italian archaeological expedition in the “Temple of millions of year –Amenhotep II (XVIII Dynasty) – Egypt (Western Thebes). Duties: bioarchaeological analysis of human skeletal remains.

22/09/2006 – 20/12/2006

Research experience at the Laboratory of Paleoantropology - University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA).

27/04/2006 – 01/06/2006

Iranian Archaeological Mission (Pasargade, Shiraz).  Duties: bioarchaeological analysis of human skeletal remains.

6/10/2005 – 17/11/2005

Iranian Archaeological Mission (Pasargade, Shiraz).  Duties: bioarchaeological analysis of human skeletal remains.

17/02/2005 – 17/03 2005 Iranian Archaeological Mission (Pasargade, Shiraz).  Duties: bioarchaeological analysis of human skeletal remains.
March/June 2002

Medieval Archaeological Excavation, Lugo (Ravenna, Italy).

9-16 September 2000  Underwater archaeology course (Peschiera del Garda, Italy).
August 2000

Mesolithic archaeological excavation in the Natural Parc of Alpe Veglia (Varzo, Piemonte, Italy).

August 1999 Medieval archaeological excavation, Poggibonsi (Siena, Italy).

 

Workshops

29/05/2010 – 5/06/2010

4th Annual Workshop on "Finite Element Modeling in Biology" May 29 - June 5, 2010 - UMass Amherst (MA, USA).

23/09/2008 – 26/09/2008 Workshop in R software, Innsbruck (Austria) (EVAN workshop).
6/07/2008 – 10/07/2008

Multivariate Techniques for Growth and Evolution of Form, Department of Anthropology, University of Vienna (Austria) (EVAN workshop).

11/06/2008 – 14/06/2008

Surface Scanning of soft and hard tissue, Meersburg (Germany) (EVAN workshop).

28/05/2008 – 30/05/2008

Bone histology and growth + growth and development of the craniofacial complex, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (CSIC), Madrid (Spain) (EVAN workshop).

28/06/2005 – 08/07/2005

BiostAT2005, International Summer School on Statistical Inference in Biology and Human Sciences, XII course, Asti.

21/06/2004 – 25/06/2004 BiostAT2004, International Summer School on Statistical Inference in Biology and Human Sciences, XI course, Asti.

 

 

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