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Maria Giovanna Belcastro

Full Professor

Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences

Academic discipline: BIO/08 Anthropology

Coordinator of PhD Programme in Earth, Life and Environmental Sciences

Short Bio

PhD. I study human skeletal remains in Evolutionary Anthropology with applications in Forensics, ethical and musem aspects. Research and Education are aimed at reconstructing biology and behavior of past populations. UNIBO member of the Self Steering Committee on Cultural Heritage and of the doctoral committee UNA-HER-DOC of the UNAEuropa Alliance (2019-2022). I teach at the School of Sciences, School of Letters and BC, School of Specialization in Archaeological Heritage. I coordinate ERASMUS exchanges [Coimbra (P), London (UK)]. Since 2005, I have in charge the museum anthropological collections and from 2018 the Museum of Evolution. From 2008, I run the Master in Skeletal and Forensic Anthropology and Paleopathology (with UNIMI and UNIPI). I am member of the MIBACT (ICCD) group to define 'The guidelines to manage the anthropological remains'. I coordinate H2020 MSCA BABY PACE (2020-2023). Member of the Advisory Board of the project 'Making Ancestors: The Politics of Death in European Prehistory' (ERC AG 2019, PI: John Robb, Univesity of Cambridge).

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Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche, Geologiche e Ambientali
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