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Rita Sorrentino

Assegnista di ricerca

Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche, Geologiche e Ambientali

Curriculum vitae

CURRENT POSITION

Ph.D. candidate in Earth, Life and Environmental Sciences – Department of Biological, Geological and Enviromental Sciences (BiGeA), University of Bologna.

Tutor: Prof.ssa Giovanna M. Belcastro  -  Co-Tutor: Prof. Stefano Benazzi

 

UNIVERSITY EDUCATIONS

January-April 2018 Visiting scholar at the Dept. of Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University, under the supervision of Dr. Timothy M. Ryan. Project title: Exploring internal and external morphological changes in modern human and Neandertal tali.

16/03/2015 Master's degree in Ricerca, documentazione e tutela dei beni archeologici (110 cum laude), University of Bologna. Thesis title: Studio della biodistanza e dei pattern funerari all'interno della necropoli di IV-III secolo a.C. di Monterenzio Vecchio (BO). Tutor: Prof. Stefano Benazzi.

18/11/2011 Bachelor's degree in Cultural Heritage (110 cum laude), University of Bologna. Thesis title: Testimonianze archeoantropologiche dell'età del Bronzo in Sicilia: studio dei resti umani di Corvo - Partanna (TP). Tutor: Prof. Giorgio Gruppioni.

 

DIDACTIC ACTIVITY

2016-2017 Tutor in Biodeterioration and Degradation of Bioarchaeological Materials, Master in Science for the Conservation - Restoration of Cultural Heritage (University of Bologna).

14/10/2016 Lecture “Anthropological application of Geometric Morphometric methods (GMM)”, Master in Bioarchaeology, Paleopatology and Forensic Anthropology (University of Bologna)

2015-2017 Teaching and laboratory assistance in “Evoluzione e Biodiversità Umana” and “Laboratorio di Bioarcheologia e Osteologia Forense”, teaching course of prof. M.G. Belcastro, BiGeA (University of Bologna).

 

LABORATORY EXPERIENCES

Apr 2014– Apr 2015   Exhibition design and archaeo-anthropological consulting for the exhibition "Storie di valorizzazione del territorio bolognese"- 50th Anniversary of Monte Bibele. Museo civico L. Fantini at Monterenzio, Bologna (Italy)

Feb 2014– Feb 2015   Civil volunteer at Laboratorio di Antropologia Archeologica (DBC), Ravenna (University of Bologna).

2012- 2013 Internship at Laboratorio di Antropologia Archeologica (DBC), Ravenna, (University of Bologna). Project: Analysis of human skeletal remains from the St. Orsola Convent in Florence as part of the Monna Lisa project.

Nov 2011 Antropological Consulting for the Master thesis in Science of Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage of Dr. B. Figuccio entitled "A Reliquary in Trapani", University of Palermo, Palermo (Italy).

 

ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATIONS

2016-2017 Prehistoric archaeological excavation at the Cave of Uluzzo C (Nardò, Lecce – Italy).

2012-2013 Archaeological excavation, topographic survey and study of materials of the Ancient Bronze Age site of Mursia, Pantelleria (Trapani, Italy).

2012 Archaeological excavation, analyzing complex stratigraphy, study of   material of the Bronze Age site of Solarolo (Ravenna, Italy).

2011 Underwater archaeological study and preservation of Late Roman wreck of a ship (relitto Grillo) discovered in Valderice sea (Trapani, Italy).

2009-2010 Archaeological excavation of the proto-historic site of Bunifat- Alcamo (Trapani, Italy).

 

AWARDS

2011 Award for degree ongoing by ER.GO - Azienda Regionale per il Diritto agli Studi Superiori.

2018 Marco Polo Fellowship, Department of Biological, Geological and Enviromental Sciences (BiGeA), University of Bologna.

 

COURSES

4/12/2017- "Amira-Avizo Software workshop" by A. Sánchez-Eróstegui, DBC, UNIBO

27-28/11/2016 - "Bibliometrics and Scientometries" by prof. A. Chiarucci, BiGeA, UNIBO

Sept-Oct 2016 - "Scientific English", BiGeA, UNIBO

27/06-1/07/2016 - Summer school "Acquiring and post-processing 3D data in Anthropoogy and Archaeology" by prof. S. Benazzi", DBC, UNIBO.

2/02/2016  - Workshop in "Multivariate methods in natural sciences using R" by prof. M. Kowalewski, UNIBO.

 

SEMINARS

14/12/2017 - "Neanderthals and modern humans:recent insight from the fossil record" by Prof. K. Harvati, DBC, UNIBO.

14/12/2017 - "Paleoanthropology of Greece: New finding from the field" by Prof. K. Harvati, DBC, UNIBO.

2-4/11/2016 - "Villains Victims and Forensic Evidence", by Dr E. Kranioti, DBC, UNIBO.

27/05/2016  - Symposium "Of mummies and more", DBC - UNIBO.

10-13/05/2016 - "The health in the past: the infectious diseases" by prof. A.L.Santos, BiGeA, UNIBO.

5/04/2016 - Lecture "From single ancient genomes to past population genomics" by Dr. P. De Barros Damgard, DBC, UNIBO.

15/12/2015 - Lecture "Approcci statistici per l'analisi dei patterns di trasmissione culturale" by Dr. E. Bortolini, DBC, UNIBO.

11/11/2015 - Seminar "Homo Naledi" by Dr. D. Marchi, BiGeA - Unibo.

 

CONGRESS ATTENDANCE

24/03/2017 - Le mummie di Roccapelago 3D. La rinascita degli antichi abitanti attraverso cinque anni di studi, DBC, Ravenna.

21-23/09/2017 - European Society for the study of Human Evolution - ESHE, 7th Annual Meeting, Leiden, Netherlands.

6-8/09/2017 - Associazione Antropologica Italiana, XXII AAI Congress "Destinazione Uomo", Roma.

19-22/04/2017 - American Association of Physical Anthropologists - 86th Annual Meeting: New Orleans.

19-20/05/2017- Stressed Out:Debunking the stress myth in the study of archaeological human remains UCL Institute of Archaeology, London, United Kingdom.

10/11/2016 - Indagini Scientifiche e Ricerca in Ambito Processuale: Dal Sopralluogo al Laboratorio, Aula Absidale di Santa Lucia Via Dè Chiari, 25 – Bologna.

14-18/09/2016 - European Society for the study of Human Evolution - ESHE, 6th Annual Meeting, Madrid, Spain.

3-5/09/2015 - Associazione Antropologica Italiana, XXI AAI Congress "Towards a Next-Generation Anthropology: challenges and synergies", Bologna/Ravenna.

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