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Curriculum vitae

EDUCATION

2007-2012

Ph.D.: At the University of Leiden/ MPI-EVA; entitled: “Refining 14C dating of bone >30,000 BP: Establishing an accurate chronology for the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition in France”
Supervisors: Mike Richards & Jean-Jacques Hublin

1994-2001

Master (Laurea) in Scienze Naturali (Natural Science): At the University of Milan; entitled: “Le datazioni 14C: Datazioni tradizionali e tecniche di wiggle-matching applicate a insediamenti preistorici dell'area Padana’” [Equivalent to B.Sc.+M.Sc.]
Supervisors: Leone Fasani & Bernd Kromer

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE & TRAINING

2012-

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

2002-2007

Scientific researcher (Radiocarbon Laboratory Projects), Heidelberg Akademie der Wissenschaften, Heidelberg, Germany

2012 INTIMATE Workshop: Bayesian chronology training day at Oxford. The focus of the workshop was on Bayesian depositional modeling and discussing different approaches, dataset types and software options (OxCal & Bacon)

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Occasional referee for a number of journals including: Journal of Archaeological Science, Radiocarbon, PNAS, Journal of Human Evolution

LANGUAGES

  • Italian
  • English
  • French
  • German

INVITED LECTURES

2012

Neanderthals Re-evaluation, Department of Geological Sciences, Stockholm University.

2014

The integrity of the Grotte du Renne (Arcy-sur-Cure, France) Châtelperronian sequence. A radiometric perspective, Amphithéâtre de l'Institut de Paléontologie Humaine, Paris.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2013

Hugo Obermaier-Gesellschaft, 55. Jahrestagung Wien: S. Talamo; J.-J. Hublin; M. Julien, F. David, N. Connet, P. Bodu, B. Vandermeersch, M. Richards. Testing the integrity of the Grotte du Renne (Arcy-sur-Cure, France) Châtelperronian sequence: a radiometric perspective

2012

ESHE European Society for the study of Human Evolution, Bordeaux: S. Talamo, M.P. Richards, M. Roussel, M. Soressi, J.-J. Hublin. Comparison of Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition sites in Central France. An accurate chronology

2012 21st International Radiocarbon Conference; Paris: S. Talamo, M.P., Richards, M. Roussel, M. Soressi, J.-J. Hublin. Comparison of Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition sites in Southwest France. An accurate chronology
2009

20th International Radiocarbon Conference, Hawaii: S. Talamo and M.P. Richards. AMS sample comparison close to the limit of the method. A limit or challenge?

2007 ESF (European Science Fondation), Heidelberg: S. Talamo, B. Kromer, M. Friedrich, F. Kaiser, M. Schaub. Radiocarbon sequences from floating European Late Glacial pines – implications for radiocarbon calibration
2004

SCIEM 2000, Wien: B. Kromer and S. Talamo Regional 14C gradients between Central Europe and Anatolia – Evidence, Limits and Mechanisms

CONFERENCES & POSTERS

2014

1839èmes journées scientifiques de la Société d'anthropologie de Paris, Montpellier (France): C. Verna, J.-P. Faivre, B. Voeltzel, S. Talamo, S. Soriano. Les restes humains du site paléolithique de Roc-en-Pail (Chalonnes-sur-Loire, 49): 60 ans dans l'oubli…

2008

3rd International Symposium on Biomolecular Archaeology (ISBA3), University of York, York, U.K.: S. Talamo and M.P. Richards. Testing pretreatment methods for the radiocarbon dating of bone collagen.

2008 3rd International Symposium on Biomolecular Archaeology (ISBA3), University of York, York, U.K.: M. Mannino, S. Talamo, R. Di Salvo, V. Schimmenti, M. Piperno, S. Tusa, A. Tagliacozzo, and M.P. Richards. Preliminary results of C and N isotope analyses and 14C dating of prehistoric humans and animals from the Mesolithic-Neolithic site of Grotta dell’Uzzo, Sicily, Italy
2004 AGU Fall-session, San Francisco: S. Talamo, B. Kromer, M. Schaub, S. Remmele, K. F. Kaiser: Atmospheric Radiocarbon fluctuations in the Late Glacial obtained from tree-ring chronologies - aspects of rapid climate change
2004 Archeometria, Bressanone: S. Talamo, B. Kromer, M. Friedrich. Absolute time frame for the Early and middle Bronze age lake settlements in Northern Italy - combining the strength of Dendrochronology and Radiocarbon
2004 SCIEM 2000, Wien: S. Talamo, B. Kromer, P. Kuniholm. Bronze Age time scale in the Eastern Mediterranean
2003 18th International Radiocarbon Conference, Wellington: S. Talamo and B. Kromer. No evidence of systematic regional 14C differences between Central Europe and Eastern Mediterranean

FIELD EXPERIENCE

 

2014

Sampling missions for 14C dating in Grotta dei Santi cave in Italy

2013

Sampling missions for 14C dating in:
Vale Boi site in Portugal;
La Ferrassie site in France;
Stajnia, Hallera and Komarova caves in Poland

2012

Sampling missions for 14C dating at the IPHES for Teixoneres cave in Spain

2011 Sampling missions for 14C dating at the University of Ferrarra for Rio Secco, Grotta Reali and Riparo Tagliente in Italy
2008-2009 Sampling missions for 14C dating in Le Cottés site in France
2004-2007 Sampling missions for 14C dating in France, Italy, Rumania, and Hungary during ESF Project of Euroclimate to extend the radiocarbon calibration by tree rings and to study climate event in the Late Glacial
2003

Sampling missions for 14C dating in Peru to establish a radiocarbon chronology of Nasca sites

1996-1998

Field work at Castellaro Lagusello, Verona, Italy: Director, Leone Fasani
Field work at Grotte du Lazaret, Nice, France: Director, Henry De Lumley

 

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