Sponsor: Postdoctoral Marie Sklodowska-Curie UE Grant MSCA-IF-2020
Costantino Buzi’s research interest is on human cranial cavities and inner structures using virtual anthropology, with a focus on paranasal sinuses, nasal cavity 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.
He achieved his European Doctorate at Sapienza Univesity of Rome (Italy) in 2020, with a doctoral thesis on the Neanderthal skeleton from Altamura (Southern Italy). After the PhD, he has been working as a Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Environmental Biology of Sapienza University and subsequently at the DFG Center for Advanced Studies "Words, Bones, Genes, Tools" of the University of Tübingen (Germany).
He is currently a Post-Doctoral Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellow at IPHES, with the project "N-SPIRE - The Neanderthal nose: reconstruction of shape, function and adaptations" focusing on the upper respiratory tract of Neanderthals.
Dr. Buzi is also interested in the digital reconstruction of human fossils and the design of virtual methodologies of analysis and has combined his laboratory activities with fieldwork on major fossil sites in Europe and Africa.