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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

Publications

Teresa Nicolosi, Valentina Mariotti, Monica Miari, Sara Silvestrini, Federico Lugli, Rita Sorrentino, Maria Giovanna Belcastro, Stefano Benazzi, Anthropological and taphonomic analyses of the Eneolithic human skeletal remains from Fornace Cappuccini (Ravenna): preliminary results on an unusual and complex funerary ritual, in: ESSERI UMANI, 2023, pp. 47 - 47 (atti di: XXV Congresso Nazionale dell’Associazione Antropologica Italiana, Torino, 6-8 Settembre 2023) [Abstract]

Carla Figus, Rita Sorrentino, Kristian J. Carlson, Antony Colombo, Eugenio Bortolini, Federico Bernardini, Igor Erjavec, Tamas Hajdu, Tamás Szeniczey, Orsolya Mateovics-László, Ildiko Pap, Claudio Tuniz, Mario Novak, Maria Giovanna Belcastro, Timothy M. Ryan, Stefano Benazzi, Becoming adults: Exploring the late ontogeny of the human talus, «FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION», 2023, 11, Article number: 1205277 , pp. 01 - 17 [Scientific article]Open Access

Annalisa Pietrobelli, Antonio Profico, Rita Sorrentino, Stefano Benazzi, Damiano Marchi, Maria Giovanna Belcastro, “From both sides now”: the covariation of fibular ends in extant hominids and morphological correlates to bipedalism and other locomotion strategies, in: ESSERI UMANI, 2023, pp. 3 - 3 (atti di: XXV Congresso Nazionale dell’Associazione Antropologica Italiana, Torino, 6-8 Settembre 2023) [Abstract]

Pietrobelli A.; Sorrentino R.; Benazzi S.; Belcastro M.G.; Marchi D., Linking the proximal tibiofibular joint to hominid locomotion: A morphometric study of extant species, «AMERICAN JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY», 2023, Early View, pp. 1 - 20 [Scientific article]Open Access

Rita Sorrentino, Michele Conconi, Kristian J. Carlson, Annalisa Pietrobelli, Claudio Belvedere, Carla Figus, Jaap P. P. Saers, Jay T. Stock, Damiano Marchi, Timothy M. Ryan, Alberto Leardini, Nicola Sancisi, Stefano Benazzi, Maria Giovanna Belcastro, Looking for the morpho-functional meaning of the Neanderthal talar uniqueness: morphological and kinematic investigations, in: ESSERI UMANI, 2023, pp. 6 - 6 (atti di: XXV Congresso Nazionale dell’Associazione Antropologica Italiana, Torino, 6-8 Settembre 2023) [Abstract]

Sorrentino, Rita; Carlson, Kristian J; Orr, Caley M; Pietrobelli, Annalisa; Figus, Carla; Li, Shuyuan; Conconi, Michele; Sancisi, Nicola; Belvedere, Claudio; Zhu, Mingjie; Fiorenza, Luca; Hublin, Jean-Jacques; Jashashvili, Tea; Novak, Mario; Patel, Biren A; Prang, Thomas C; Williams, Scott A; Saers, Jaap P P; Stock, Jay T; Ryan, Timothy; Myerson, Mark; Leardini, Alberto; DeSilva, Jeremy; Marchi, Damiano; Belcastro, Maria Giovanna; Benazzi, Stefano, Morphological and evolutionary insights into the keystone element of the human foot's medial longitudinal arch, «COMMUNICATIONS BIOLOGY», 2023, 6, pp. 1 - 13 [Scientific article]

Rita Sorrentino, Kristian J. Carlson, Caley M. Orr, Annalisa Pietrobelli, Carla Figus, Shuyuan Li, Michele Conconi, Nicola Sancisi, Claudio Belvedere, Mingjie Zhu, Luca Fiorenza, Jean-Jacques Hublin, Tea Jashashvili, Mario Novak, Biren A. Patel, Thomas C. Prang, Scott A. Williams, Jaap P. P. Saers, Jay T. Stock, Timothy Ryan, Mark Myerson, Alberto Leardini, Jeremy DeSilva, Damiano Marchi, Stefano Benazzi, Maria Giovanna Belcastro, Morphological variation of the hominin navicular bone from past to present: implications for the evolution of the medial longitudinal arch of the foot, in: 13th Annual ESHE Conference, 2023, pp. 119 - 120 (atti di: 13th Annual ESHE Conference, Aarhus, 21st to 23rd of September 2023) [Abstract]

Figus, Carla; Stephens, Nicholas B; Sorrentino, Rita; Bortolini, Eugenio; Arrighi, Simona; Higgins, Owen A; Lugli, Federico; Marciani, Giulia; Oxilia, Gregorio; Romandini, Matteo; Silvestrini, Sara; Baruffaldi, Fabio; Belcastro, Maria Giovanna; Bernardini, Federico; Festa, Anna; Hajdu, Tamás; Mateovics-László, Orsolya; Pap, Ildiko; Szeniczey, Tamás; Tuniz, Claudio; Ryan, Timothy M; Benazzi, Stefano, Morphologies in-between: The impact of the first steps on the human talus, «THE ANATOMICAL RECORD», 2023, 306, pp. 124 - 142 [Scientific article]Open Access

Piccirilli, Erica; Sorrentino, Rita; Lugli, Federico; Bortolini, Eugenio; Silvestrini, Sara; Cavazzuti, Claudio; Conti, Sara; Czifra, Szabolcs; Gyenesei, Katalin; Köhler, Kitti; Tankó, Károly; Vazzana, Antonino; Jerem, Erzsébet; Cipriani, Anna; Gottarelli, Antonio; Belcastro, Maria Giovanna; Hajdu, Tamás; Benazzi, Stefano, New insights on Celtic migration in Hungary and Italy through the analysis of non-metric dental traits, «PLOS ONE», 2023, 18, Article number: e0293090 , pp. 1 - 25 [Scientific article]

Nicolosi, Teresa; Mariotti, Valentina; Talamo, Sahra; Miari, Monica; Minarini, Laura; Nenzioni, Gabriele; Lenzi, Fiamma; Pietrobelli, Annalisa; Sorrentino, Rita; Benazzi, Stefano; Belcastro, Maria Giovanna, On the traces of lost identities: chronological, anthropological and taphonomic analyses of the Late Neolithic/Early Eneolithic fragmented and commingled human remains from the Farneto rock shelter (Bologna, northern Italy), «ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND ANTHROPOLOGICAL SCIENCES», 2023, 15, Article number: 36 , pp. 1 - 30 [Scientific article]Open Access

Carla Figus, Kristian J Carlson, Rita Sorrentino, Eugenio Bortolini, Mario Novak, Fabio Baruffaldi, Federico Bernardini, Igor Erjavec, Anna Festa, Claudio Tuniz, Maria Giovanna Belcastro, Emma Pomeroy, Markus Bastir, Jean-Jacques Hublin, Timothy M Ryan, Stefano Benazzi, The developing morphology of a juvenile Neanderthal: preliminary morphometric results of the Roc de Marsal infant talus, in: ESSERI UMANI, 2023(atti di: XXV Congresso Nazionale dell’Associazione Antropologica Italiana, Torino, 6-8 Settembre 2023) [Poster]

Carla Figus; Kristian J Carlson; Rita Sorrentino; Eugenio Bortolini; Mario Novak; Fabio Baruffaldi; Federico Bernardini; Igor Erjavec; Anna Festa; Claudio Tuniz; Maria Giovanna Belcastro; Emma Pomeroy; Markus Bastir; Jean-Jacques Hublin; Timothy M Ryan; Stefano Benazzi, The developing morphology of a juvenile Neanderthal: preliminary morphometric results of the Roc de Marsal infant talus., in: 13th Annual Meeting of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution Abstracts Aarhus, 21-22 September 2023, 2023, pp. 1 - 135 (atti di: 13th Annual ESHE Conference, Aarhus, Denmark, 20-24 September) [Contribution to conference proceedings]

Quagliariello, Andrea; Modi, Alessandra; Innocenti, Gabriel; Zaro, Valentina; Conati Barbaro, Cecilia; Ronchitelli, Annamaria; Boschin, Francesco; Cavazzuti, Claudio; Dellù, Elena; Radina, Francesca; Sperduti, Alessandra; Bondioli, Luca; Ricci, Stefano; Lognoli, Miriam; Belcastro, Maria Giovanna; Mariotti, Valentina; Caramelli, David; Mariotti Lippi, Marta; Cristiani, Emanuela; Martino, Maria Elena; Muntoni, Italo Maria; Lari, Martina, Ancient oral microbiomes support gradual Neolithic dietary shifts towards agriculture, «NATURE COMMUNICATIONS», 2022, 13, Article number: 6927 , pp. 1 - 14 [Scientific article]Open Access

Gasparini, A; Lugli, F; Silvestrini, S; Pietrobelli, A; Marchetta, I; Benazzi, S; Belcastro, MG, Biological sex VS. Archaeological Gender: Enamel peptide analysis of the horsemen of the Early Middle age necropolises of Campochiaro (Molise, Italy), «JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE: REPORTS», 2022, 41, Article number: 103337 , pp. 1 - 9 [Scientific article]Open Access

Pietrobelli, Annalisa; Sorrentino, Rita; Notariale, Veronica; Durante, Stefano; Benazzi, Stefano; Marchi, Damiano; Belcastro, Maria Giovanna, Comparability of skeletal fibulae surfaces generated by different source scanning (dual-energy CT scan vs. high resolution laser scanning) and 3D geometric morphometric validation, «JOURNAL OF ANATOMY», 2022, 241, pp. 667 - 682 [Scientific article]Open Access