Paläoanthropologie

Gabriele Russo

Function: PhD Student


Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen

Institute for Archeaological Sciences
Palaeoanthropology

Rümelinstr. 23
D-72070 Tübingen

 Room 501,  Hauptgebäude, 2.OG
gabriele.russospam prevention@ifu.uni-tuebingen.de

About

Gabriele Russo graduated in 2017 from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in Italy with a B.A. in Archeology. In March 2021, he completed his M.Sc. in Archaeological Sciences at the University of Tübingen, specializing in zooarchaeology. In his M.Sc. thesis, he investigated the fauna of the Einhornhöhle, a Middle Paleolithic cave site in central Germany. During his academic career, he has accumulated extensive fieldwork experience, participating in 17 archaeological surveys and excavation campaigns covering different periods and site contexts in Italy, Germany, and South Africa. Gabriele is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Zooarchaeology in the framework of ERC project REVIVE at the University of Tübingen for the study of archeofaunal material from Late Pleistocene Lebanese sites. His interest focuses on studying the evolution of human cognition and the ecology and subsistence of human species in the past – particularly during the transitional periods of the Paleolithic – employing traditional zooarchaeological methods combined with isotopic analysis, paleoproteomics, geometric and morphometrics. 

Academic Trajectory

2022 - Present
Doctoral Candidate in Zooarchaeology

ERC research project REVIVE: study of Palaeolithic faunal material from Lebanon. Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany.

2021
Master of Science in Archaeological Sciences

Specialization: Zooarchaeology. Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany.

2021
Associate Researcher

Zooarchaeologist for the Niedersächsische Landesamt für Denkmalpflege (Lower Saxony heritage State Office) for the investigation project on the Paleolithic of Lower Saxony, Germany.

2021
Research assistant

Zooarchaeologist for the Niedersächsische Landesamt für Denkmalpflege (Lower Saxony heritage State Office) for the investigation project on the Paleolithic of Lower Saxony, Germany.

2019
3D digitization of the prehistoric collection of the University of Tübingen

Collaborative Research Center (SFB 1070): ResourceCultures. University of Tübingen, Germany.

2018 - 2021
Student research assistant

Database management in the SignBase Project of the DFG Center for Advanced Studies “Words, Bones, Genes, Tools”. Uni. Tübingen, Germany.

2017
Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology

Specialization: Prehistory and Zooarchaeology. University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy.

Publications

In press
Rivals F., Drucker, D.G., Starkovich B.M., Russo G., et al. Dental wear evidence for browsing and grazing dietary traits in the giant deer from the Late Pleistocene of Central Europe. Mitteilungen der Gesellschaft für Urgeschichte 

2022
Serangeli J., McCartin M., Russo G., et al. Retuscheur mit Öse am Solling. Archäologie in Deutschland 2, 57-58 

Leder D., Nielbock, R., Russo G., et al. Neues aus der Einhornhöhle. Archäologie in Deutschland 1, 28-31.

2021
Leder D., Russo G., et al.  Neandertaler und Symbole. Neue Forschungen zur Einhornhöhle im Harz, Ldkr. Göttingen. Nachrichten aus Niedersachsens Urgeschichte 90, 11–42.

Leder D., Hermann R., Hüls M., Russo G., et al. A 51,000-year-old engraved bone reveals Neanderthals’ capacity for symbolic behaviour, Nature Evolution & Ecology 5, 1273–1282. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-021-01487-z

2020
Dutkiewicz E., Russo G., et al. SignBase, a collection of geometric signs on mobile objects in the Paleolithic. Scientific Data 7, 364. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-020-00704-x