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Stefano Benazzi

University of Bologna
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Early dispersal of modern humans in Europe and implications for Neanderthal behaviour

S Benazzi, K Douka, C Fornai, CC Bauer, O Kullmer… - Nature, 2011 -
The appearance of anatomically modern humans in Europe and the nature of the transition
from the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic are matters of intense debate. Most researchers
accept that before the arrival of anatomically modern humans, Neanderthals had adopted

The genetic history of Ice Age Europe

…, S Constantin, OT Moldovan, S Benazzi… - Nature, 2016 -
Modern humans arrived in Europe around 45,000 years ago and have lived there ever
since, even during the Last Glacial Maximum 25,000–19,000 years ago when large parts of
Europe were covered in ice 1. A major question is how climatic fluctuations influenced the

[HTML][HTML] Using occlusal wear information and finite element analysis to investigate stress distributions in human molars

S Benazzi, O Kullmer, IR Grosse… - Journal of Anatomy, 2011 - Wiley Online Library
Abstract Simulations based on finite element analysis (FEA) have attracted increasing
interest in dentistry and dental anthropology for evaluating the stress and strain distribution
in teeth under occlusal loading conditions. Nonetheless, FEA is usually applied without

[HTML][HTML] Molar macrowear reveals Neanderthal eco-geographic dietary variation

L Fiorenza, S Benazzi, J Tausch, O Kullmer… - PLoS …, 2011 -
Abstract Neanderthal diets are reported to be based mainly on the consumption of large and
medium sized herbivores, while the exploitation of other food types including plants has also
been demonstrated. Though some studies conclude that early Homo sapiens were active

occlusal fingerprint analysis: quantification of tooth wear pattern

O Kullmer, S Benazzi, L Fiorenza… - American journal of …, 2009 - Wiley Online Library
Abstract Information about food ingestion and mastication behavior during the lifespan of an
individual is encoded in the dental occlusal wear pattern. To decode this information, we
describe a new method called occlusal fingerprint analysis (OFA). Structural parameters of

3D restitution, restoration and prototyping of a medieval damaged skull

…, F de Crescenzio, F Persiani, S Benazzi… - Rapid Prototyping …, 2008 -
Purpose–The purpose of this paper is to describe the method of virtually and physically
reconstructing the missing part of a badly damaged medieval skull by means of reverse
engineering, computer-aided design (CAD) and rapid prototyping (RP) techniques.

Viewpoints: diet and dietary adaptations in early hominins: the hard food perspective

…, S Wood, M Berthaume, S Benazzi… - American Journal of …, 2013 - Wiley Online Library
ABSTRACT Recent biomechanical analyses examining the feeding adaptations of early
hominins have yielded results consistent with the hypothesis that hard foods exerted a
selection pressure that influenced the evolution of australopith morphology. However, this

The face of the poet Dante Alighieri reconstructed by virtual modelling and forensic anthropology techniques

S Benazzi, M Fantini, F De Crescenzio… - Journal of …, 2009 - Elsevier
This paper describes the multi-disciplinary approach to reconstruct the face of Dante
Alighieri (1265–1321). Since Dante's sepulchre will be opened in 2021, the reconstructive
process is based on morphological and metric data collected on the poet's cranium during

Comparison of dental measurement systems for taxonomic assignment of first molars

S Benazzi, M Coquerelle, L Fiorenza… - American journal of …, 2011 - Wiley Online Library
Abstract Morphometrics of the molar crown is based traditionally on diameter measurements
but is nowadays more often based on 2D image analysis of crown outlines. An alternative
approach involves measurements at the level of the cervical line. We compare the

The makers of the Protoaurignacian and implications for Neandertal extinction

S Benazzi, V Slon, S Talamo, F Negrino… - …, 2015 -
Abstract The Protoaurignacian culture is pivotal to the debate about the timing of the arrival
of modern humans in western Europe and the demise of Neandertals. However, which
group is responsible for this culture remains uncertain. We investigated dental remains