I am a biological anthropologist, currently working as postdoctoral researcher at the IPHES (Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Social) in Tarragona (Spain), under the Marie Curie co-funding Programme (Horizon 2020). My postdoctoral project looks at patterns of craniofacial growth and development in modern humans and Neanderthals, via computer acquisition (CT-scans) and morphological analysis (Geometric Morphometrics) of virtual specimens. This set of digital skills, combined with advanced statistical methods, consent anatomists, paleoanthropologists and biologists to gain insights into current and past mechanisms of cranial growth and development.
I am a Post-Doctoral Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellow at IPHES (Tarragona, Spain), with the project "N-SPIRE", focusing on the upper respiratory tract of Neanderthals. My research interest is on human cranial cavities and inner structures, and their influence on mid-facial morphology. This, with reference to the early Neanderthals and, more in general, to the pre-modern human populations of Europe and Italy from the Middle to Late Pleistocene. I’m also interested in the digital reconstruction of human fossils and the design of virtual methodologies of analysis and I have combined my laboratory research with fieldwork on major fossil sites in Europe and Africa.
I am a Biological Anthropologist interested in the evolution and variability of the human and primate skeleton. My main research focuses on the factors influencing jaw morphology, but I also work on important trends in human evolution and on methodological applications in Virtual Anthropology. Currently, I am employed at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) in Tarragona (Spain) as a Maria Zambrano Postdoctoral Fellow, where I study the link between jaw morphology, biomechanics and the environment in non-human primates and hominins.
Antonietta Del Bove
I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in paleoanthropology at URV and an affiliated researcher at IPHES, Tarragona (Spain). My specialization lies in Geometric Morphometrics and Physical Anthropology. I obtained my Master’s degree in Archaeology from the University of Florence in Italy, and subsequently collaborated with the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage in Tuscany (MIBAC). In 2018, I began my Ph.D at URV, focusing on the study of sexual dimorphism in the modern human cranium. I am interested in exploring new methodological approaches related to anthropology and Open Science.
As a Juan de la Cierva Formación post-doctoral researcher in paleoanthropology at IPHES (Tarragona, Spain). I specialised in the evolution of post-cranial meristic elements. My academic background includes a Master’s degree in Quaternary and Prehistory from MNHN in Paris, and a PhD from the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao and the University of Bordeaux. My primary research interest lies in understanding the morphological integration and evolvability of serial homologous skeletal elements, including the factors that can impact these interactions and their ability to respond to selection pressures.
Professor of Human Evolution at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili of Tarragona (Spain), coordinator of the postgraduate studies (Master and Doctorate) in Quaternary and Prehistory and researcher at IPHES-CERCA. I obtained the doctorate at Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2007). I belong to the Atapuerca Research Team since 1989 and I have continuously participated in the excavation and investigation of the Atapuerca sites. My research focuses on the anatomical and evolutionary study of human fossils, mainly from the remains of the postcranial skeleton, the evolution of sexual dimorphism in hominids, three-dimensional CT reconstruction from human fossils and digital applications to Archaeology.
I am a researcher at IPHES and Associate Professor at URV (Tarragona, Spain). My research focuses on the study of dental anthropology of Pleistocene and Holocene human populations. One of my research lines investigates social and cultural changes in Recent Prehistory by analysing dental wear patterns applying microscopic and tomographic techniques. Another of my research lines is devoted to hand laterality in the Neandertal linage. An important part of my professional career is focused on the social and scientific communication of our results in both scientific meetings, events of public science and social media.
The scientific committee is constituted by members of the organising committee and four external members. Divided into four groups, the committee will review the abstract submissions for the proposed topic areas.
- Morphology: Ph.D. Carlotta Zeppilli
- Molecular: Ph.D. Vanessa Villalba-Mouco
- Environment: Ph.D. Aitor Burguet Coca
- Cultural and lithic: Ph.D. Ana Abrunhosa
To ensure transparency, when a member of the scientific committee works to select abstracts for a specific topic area, they will not present their work in the same area.
The scientific committee will also act as chair for the conference.