Profico, Antonio



Sponsor: Postdoctoral Beatriu de Pinós AGAUR Grant


Antonio is a biological anthropologist and morphometrician interested in human evolution and virtual anthropology. His research concerns the application of geometric morphometrics and multivariate statistics for the study of the human fossil record.

In 2022, he joined IPHES as a Beatriu de Pinós postdoctoral fellow to carry out the project "Reconstruction of human past physical activity using long bone cortical thickness (PHACT)", with Prof. Carlos Lorenzo as supervisor.
After the PhD (2016) in Environmental Biology at Sapienza University in Rome he was involved in the study of Altamura man (2016-2019) at the same University as post-doctoral researcher. Antonio joined the University of York (UK) from 2019 to 2021 as Marie Curie fellow with a project concerning the bone remodelling of long bones in relation to different physical activity behaviours. In 2022 he worked at the University of Tübingen, Germany) as research fellow focusing on the study of long bone lateralization in human populations and animal models.

He is also developer of different R packages widely used in virtual anthropology (Arothron), dental microwear analysis (MicroWeaR) and cross-sectional geometry (morphomap).