Jacopo Niccolò Cerasoni

Evolutionary Scientist

Quaternary Archaeologist

Scientific Data Designer & Communicator

Open Science Advocate

Pan-African Evolution Research Group (MPI-SHH, Jena); Institute of Archaeological Sciences (Eberhard Karls University Tübingen)

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I completed my B.Sc. in Archaeology and Forensic Science at the University of Exeter (UK), with a dissertation focusing on the environmental reconstruction of Southern Jê landscapes in South Brazil. Subsequently, I achieved an M.A. in Archaeology at the University of Exeter, researching human-environment relationships in the Plio-Pleistocene Rift Valley, comparing known ecological and dietary records to modern primatological studies. Conjointly with the study of environmental sciences, I developed skills in lithic analysis, computational archaeology and field investigation methods after working in a variety of contexts, chronologies and countries both in academic and commercial projects. I then studied as a Master’s student in the programme on Quaternary Archaeology and Human Evolution, in association with the Universitat Rovira i Virgili and the Institut Català de Paleoecologia i Evolució Humana in Tarragona (ES). 


My Ph.D. research focused upon the study of Pleistocene paleoenvironments and hominin technological behaviour by means of paleoenvironmental analyses, lithic technological analysis and human-environment relationships. I am also very interested in the application of visual data representation in scientific communication and the importance of open and free science for everyone.


Curriculum Vitae


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