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Department of Human Evolution

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 (341) 3550 - 350
fax: +49 (0341) 3550 - 399

e-mail: streiber@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Stefania Milano

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Department of Human Evolution
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig
Germany

office: U2.40
phone: 0049 (0) 341 3550 360
fax: 0049 (0) 341 3550 399
e-mail: stefania_milano@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Research Interests

I am a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Human Evolution at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. My research interests include paleoenvironmental reconstructions in the framework of human evolution, mobility and subsistence strategies using stable isotopes of biogenic carbonates. I am particularly interested in aquatic and terrestrial mollusk shell remains which provide exceptional highly-resolved climate and seasonality records.

During my PhD, I studied the formation and development of carbonate biominerals with particular attention to their geochemical composition and structural organization. The research was focused on the methodological development of novel proxies to expand the use of mollusk shells in paleoclimatology and archaeology.

My current work focuses on the analysis of Pleistocene carbonate remains using δ18O and δ13C as proxies for temperature, seasonality and vegetation patterns. On the side, I am interested in continuing my research into the understanding the complex processes driving biomineral diagenetic alteration.