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Stefano Benazzi

Full Professor

Department of Cultural Heritage

Academic discipline: BIO/08 Anthropology

Coordinator of PhD Programme of Cultural and Environmental Heritage

Curriculum vitae

CURRENT POSITION

09/2017 Full Professor, Department of Cultural Heritage, University of Bologna, Italy

03/2017- Associate Researcher, Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

03/2017-08/2017 Associate Professor, Department of Cultural Heritage, University of Bologna, Italy

03/2014-02/2017 Senior Lecturer (RTD-b), Department of Cultural Heritage, University of Bologna, Italy

2012-2014 Post-doctoral researcher, Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany

2009-2012 Post-doctoral researcher, Department of Anthropology, University of Vienna, Austria

2008-2009 Post-doctoral Marie Curie Fellow (EVAN: European Virtual Anthropology Network), Department of Palaeoanthropology and Messel Research, Senckenberg Research Institute, Germany

EDUCATION

4/5/2007: PhD at the Department of Anthropology, University of Bologna, Italy. Thesis title: “Image analysis in the morphological and morphometric study of teeth”.

3/12/2002: Master in “Conservation of Cultural Heritage” (110 cum laude and dignity of printing), Archaeological field, with a palaeoanthropological dissertation in the morphological description and morphometric analysis of Italian Neandertal teeth (University of Bologna).

COMMISSIONS OF TRUST

2018- Coordinator of the PhD programme in Cultural and Environmental Heritage, Campus of Ravenna, University of Bologna

2015- Scientific Advisory Board for PhD, Department of Cultural Heritage, University of Bologna, Italy

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

Course of Paleoanthropology (First cycle degree programme in Cultural Heritage, Università di Bologna);

Courses of 1) Osteoarchaeology and 2) 3D Technologies for the valorization of the Anthropological Heritage (Second cycle degree programme in History, preservation and enhancement of artistic and archaeological heritage and landscape, Università di Bologna);

Course of Anthropology and Biology Applied to Cultural Heritage (Single cycle degree programme in Conservation and restoration of cultural heritage).

SCIENTIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

2018- Director of the archaeological excavation at Grotta Santa Maria (Marina di Camerota Campania, Italy)

2016- Director of the Laboratory of Osteoarchaeology and Paleoanthropology (BONES Lab), Department of Cultural Heritage, University of Bologna

2016- Co-director of the archaeological excavation at Grotta di Uluzzo-C (Nardò, Apulia, Italy), in collaboration with Dr. Enza Spinapolice;

2015- Co-director of the archaeological excavation at Grotta di Arma Veirana (Erli, Liguria, Italy), in collaboration with Dr. Fabio Negrino.

ACADEMIC AWARDS

2006 Best oral presentation, European Anthropological Association, Budapest (Hungary), 31 August – 3 September 2006.

MEMBERSHIPS OF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

2017- Member AAPA - American Association of Physical Anthropology

2017- Member ISIPU - Istituto Italiano di Paleontologia Umana

2017- Member AAI - Associazione Antropologica Italiana

2015- Member ESHE - European Society for the study of Human Evolution [http://www.eshe.eu/]

GRANTS AWARDED

As Principal Investigator:

Project Title: The earliest migration of Homo sapiens in southern Europe: understanding the biocultural processes that define our uniqueness. Funding source: European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement n. 724046 - SUCCESS). Amount (Euros): €1,993,811. Period: from 01-05-2017 to 30-04-2022

Project Title: Functional morphology of mandibular post-canine teeth in modern human and hominoids derived from Finite Element Analyses (FEA). Funding source: The Ministry of Education and Research (MIUR), Italy. Amount (Euros): €199,916. Period: from 01-03-2014 to 28-3-2017

Project Title: Infectious diseases in the Emilia-Romagna region from ancient times to present day: the evolution of pathogens, immune response and modern implications. Funding source: Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna (Italy). Amount (Euros): €43,000. Period: from 30-09-2014 to 30-09-2016

In charge of a research unit:

Project Title: Rediscovering the Uluzzian in Italy. Funding source: Leakey Foundation. Amount (Euros): €20,000. Period: from 01-05-2015 to 31-12-2016

Project Title: Understanding the evolution of human diet through digital anatomy and dental biomechanics. Funding source: Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Strategic Grant Scheme 2016 (Monash, Australia). Amount (Euros): €31,695. Period: from 01-01-2016 to 31-12-2016

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