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Curriculum vitae

Sahra Talamo

 


Citizenship: Italian

 

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

2015-

Senior research scientist in Radiocarbon: Head of the radiocarbon team and laboratory at MPI-EVA Leipzig, Germany

2012-2014

PostDoc (Radiocarbon dating), Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI-EVA), Leipzig, Germany

2002-2007 Scientific researcher (Radiocarbon Laboratory Projects), Heidelberg Akademie der Wissenschaften, Heidelberg, Germany

 

TRAINING

2015

Chronomodel Workshop: Bayesian chronology training day at Roscoff (Bretragne). The focus of the workshop was on new model using Bayesian to a better chronological resolution in an archaeological site using 14C and OSL dates

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
  • PloSeONE

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2013-

Introductory classes on Radiocarbon in Archaeology to postgraduates and first year doctoral students, as part of the courses of “The Leipzig School of Human Origins”, an International Max Planck Research School by the University of Leipzig and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Germany).

 

SUPERVISION OF GRADUATE STUDENT

2015-

PhD student at Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI-EVA), in Leipzig, Germany

 

LANGUAGES

  • Italian
  • English
  • French
  • German

 

INVITED LECTURES

2016

Neanderthals meet Anatomically Modern Human? Radiocarbon vis-a-vis Rolex clock; ETH Zurich.

2016

The radiocarbon approach to Neanderthals in a carnivore den site. A well-defined chronology for Teixoneres cave (Moià, Barcelona, Spain); IPHES, Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Social, Tarragona, Spain.

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.

2012

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

2012

Comparison of Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition sites in Central France. An accurate chronology; IPHES, Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Social, Tarragona, Spain.

 

RESEARCH GRANTS

2016-

INQUA: Cross checking of stratigraphic data (CROSSTRAT)

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2016

ESHE European Society for the study of Human Evolution, Madrid: S. Talamo, M. Hajdinjak, M. A. Mannino, L. Fasani, F. Welker, F. Martini, F. Romagnoli, R. Zorzin, M. Meyer, J.-J. Hublin. Lifting the veil over the ‘Neanderthal’ mandible from Riparo Mezzena (Monti Lessini, Italy) using direct radiocarbon dating and genetic analyses.

2016

ESHE European Society for the study of Human Evolution, Madrid: H. Fewlass, S. Talamo, T. Tuna, Y. Fagault, B. Kromer, H. Hoffmann, C. Pangrazzi, J.-J. Hublin, E. Bard. Size matters: new frontiers in radiocarbon bone dating

2016

ESHE European Society for the study of Human Evolution, Madrid: F. Welker, M. Hajdinjak, S. Talamo, K. Jaouen, M. Dannemann, F. David, M. Julien, M. Meyer, J. Kelso, I. Barnes, S. Brace, P. Kamminga, R. Fischer, B. Kessler, J.R. Stewart, S. Pääbo, M.J. Collins, J.-J. Hublin. Palaeoproteomic evidence identifies archaic hominins associated with the Châtelperronian at the Grotte du Renne

2016

ESHE European Society for the study of Human Evolution, Madrid: M. Hajdinjak, M. Petr, U. Stenzel, H. Rougier, I. Crevecoeur, P. Semal, M. Soressi, S. Talamo, J.-J. Hublin, I. Gušić, Ž. Kućan, R. Pavao, L. V. Golovanova, V. B. Doronichev, C. Posth, J. Krause, P. Korlević, S. Nagel, B. Nickel, K. Prüfer, J. Kelso, Q. Fu, M. Meyer, S. Pääbo. Genetic analyses of five late Neandertals

2016

ESHE European Society for the study of Human Evolution, Madrid: Q.Fu,…. Population genetic history of Upper Palaeolithic Europe

2015

ESHE European Society for the study of Human Evolution, London: S. Benazzi, V. Slon, S. Talamo, F. Negrino, M. Peresani, S. Bailey, S. Sawyer, D. Panetta, G. Vicino, E. Starnini, M. A. Mannino, P. A. Salvadori, M Meyer, S. Pääbo, J.-J. Hublin. The makers of the Protoaurignacian and implications for Neandertal extinction

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

2013

ESHE European Society for the study of Human Evolution, Vienna: S. McPherron, M. Soressi, M. Lenoir, T. Dogandžić, P. Goldberg, Z. Jacobs, Y. Maigrot, N. Martisius, C. E. Miller, W. Rendu, M. P. Richards, M. M. Skinner, T. E. Steele, S. Talamo, J.-P. Texier. New Data on the Context of the Middle Paleolithic Bone Tools from Abri Peyrony and Pech-de-l’Azé I (France)

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

2013

ESHE European Society for the study of Human Evolution, Vienna: S. McPherron, M. Soressi, M. Lenoir, T. Dogandžić, P. Goldberg, Z. Jacobs, Y. Maigrot, N. Martisius, C. E. Miller, W. Rendu, M. P. Richards, M. M. Skinner, T. E. Steele, S. Talamo, J.-P. Texier. New Data on the Context of the Middle Paleolithic Bone Tools from Abri Peyrony and Pech-de-l’Azé I (France)

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

2016

ESHE European Society for the study of Human Evolution, Madrid:
A. Balzeau, V. Aldeias, L. Bruxelles, L. Chiotti, I. Crevecoeur, C. Daujeard, H. L. Dibble, P. Goldberg, A. Gómez-Olivencia, G. Guérin, S. Madeleine, S. J.P. McPherron, D. Sandgathe, C. Schwab, S. Talamo, J.-J. Hublin, A. Turq.
New Data on the Context of the La Ferrassie 8 Neandertal child skeleton (Grand Abri of La Ferrassie, Dordogne, France)

2016

ESHE European Society for the study of Human Evolution, Madrid:
P. Goldberg, V. Aldeias, A. Balzeau, L. Bruxelles, L. Chiotti, I. Crevecoeur, H. L. Dibble, A. Gómez-Olivencia, G. Guérin, J.-J. Hublin, B. Maureille, S. J.P. McPherron, S. Madeleine, D. M. Sandgathe, T. E. Steele, S. Talamo, A. Turq.
On the context of the Neanderthal Skeletons at La Ferrassie, France: new evidence on old data

2015 ESHE European Society for the study of Human Evolution, London:
G. Guérin, M. Frouin, C. Lahaye, N. Mercier, P. Goldberg, V. Aldeias, A. Turq, H. L. Dibble, S. P. McPherron, D. Sandgathe, J.-J. Hublin, B. Maureille, A. Balzeau, I. Crèvecoeur, A. Gómez-Olivencia, S. Talamo. First chronometric ages for La Ferrassie Neanderthals LF1 and LF8 and a comparison with the age of LF2.
2014

ESHE European Society for the study of Human Evolution, Florence:
C. Verna, A. Rosas, L. Perez-Criado, J.-P. Faivre, S. Talamo, S. Sawyer, B. Voeltzel, S. Soriano. The "forgotten" Palaeolithic human remains from the site of Roc-en-Pail (France). Reassessment of the archaeological context and taxonomical diagnosis: a new Neandertal humerus

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
2013 ESHE European Society for the study of Human Evolution, Vienna:
N. Zwyns; S. Gladyshev; B. Gunchinsuren; T. Bolorbat; A. Tabarev; T. Dogdanzic; N. Dörschner; K. Fitzsimmons; D. Flas; C. Gillam; A. Khatsenovich; S. McPherron; D. Odsuren; C. Paine; K.-E. Purevjal; M. Richards; J. Steward; S. Talamo.
The Upper Paleolithic of the Ikh Tulberin Gol (Northern Mongolia)
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

 

2015

Sampling missions for 14C dating:
Cavallo cave; Prof. Fabio Martini in Italy

2014

Sampling missions for 14C dating:
Grotta dei Santi cave, Dr. Adriana Moroni, in Italy
Gorhams cave with Prof. Clive Finlayson, in Gibraltar

2013

Sampling missions for 14C dating:
Vale Boi site, Prof. Nuno Bicho, in Portugal
La Ferrassie site, Dr. Shannon McPherron, in France
Stajnia, Hallera and Komarova caves, Prof. Mikolaj Urbanowski, in Poland

2012

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

2011

Sampling missions for 14C dating:
University of Ferrarra for Rio Secco, Grotta Reali and Riparo Tagliente, Prof. M. Peresani and Prof. C. Peretto, in Italy

2008-2009

Sampling missions for 14C dating:
Le Cottés site, Prof. Marie Soressi, 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

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

 

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