• Seit 06/2021 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin im SNF-Projekt CELTUDALPS, Abteilung Anthropologie, Institut für Rechtsmedizin, Universität Bern. (PIs: Dr. Marco Milella und Dr. Albert Zink.
  • 11/2020 – 05/2021 Postdoc, Department für Vorgeschichte und Archäologie, Universität Granada.
  • 04/2020-10/2020 Wissenschaftliche Assistentin, Abteilung Anthropologie, Institut für Rechtsmedizin, Universität Bern.
  • 5/2015 PhD in menschlicher Evolution, physischer und forensischer Anthropologie, Medizinische Fakultät, Universität Granada. Titel der Dissertation: “Antropología de la población Preromana de Verona (Italia).” Betreuerin: Prof. Dr. Sylvia A. Jiménez Brobeil.
  • 10/2008 – 12/2009 Master in Archäologie, Department für Vorgeschichte und Archäologie, Universität Granada.
  • 10/2007 – 12/2008 Master in physischer und forensischer Anthropologie, Department für Rechtsmedizin, Toxikologie und physischer Anthropologie, Universität Granada.
  • 07/2006 – 02/2007 Studienaufenthalt an der Hauptnationaluniversität San Marcos und der Päpstlichen Katholischen Universität von Peru und Praktikum am Nationalen Museum für Archäologie, Anthropologie und Geschichte von Peru, Lima.
  • 10/2001 – 07/2005 Bachelor in Archäologie, Universität Padua.

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Forschungsinteressen

  • Bioarchäologie mit Fokus auf die Rekonstruktion der Ernährung und Mobilität (prä-)historischer Populationen durch Isotopenanalysen.
  • Beziehung zwischen biologischen, sozioculturellen und ökonomischen Aspekten in (prä-)historischen Populationen
  • Ernährung und Gesundheit im mittelalterlichen al-Andalus (Südostspanien)
  • Manipulationsspuren an Knochen und Bestattungskultur während des Neolithikums und der Kupferzeit in Südspanien

 

Forschungsprojekte

  • CELTUDALPS: "Celts Up & Down the Alps: Origin and mobility patterns on both sides of the Alps during the Late Iron Age (4th-1st c. BC)". Abteilung Anthropologie, Institut für Rechtsmedizin, Universität Bern. PIs: Dr. Marco Milella und Dr. Albert Zink.
  • DINAGUA: "Dinámicas de continuidad y transformación entre el Neolítico y el Calcolítico en el Alto Guadalquivir". Department für Vorgeschichte und Archäologie, Universität Granada. Projektleitung: Prof. Juan Antonio Cámara Serrano.
  • MUNAZAM: "De mujeres nazaríes a moriscas: vida cotidiana, influencias y (dis)-continuidades socio-culturales en la «intrahistoria» del contexto peninsular (siglos XIII-XVI).” Department für Semitische Studien, Universität Granada. Projektleitung: Prof. Bárbara Boloix Gallardo.
  • NEARQBIOSI: "Arqueobiología del Neolítico del Sur de la Península Ibérica". Department für Vorgeschichte und Archäologie, Universität Granada.  Projektleitung: Prof. Juan Antonio Cámara Serrano, Prof. Rafael Martínez Sánchez.
  • SAPAL: "Salud y Alimentación en poblaciones del Sureste de al-Andalus". Department für Rechtsmedizin, Toxikologie und physischer Anthropologie, Universität Granada. Projektleitung: Prof. Sylvia A. Jiménez Brobeil.
  • SAPREM: " Salud y Alimentación en poblaciones rurales de la España Medieval ". Department für Rechtsmedizin, Toxikologie und physischer Anthropologie, Universität Granada. Projektleitung: Prof. Sylvia A. Jiménez Brobeil.

Für Publikationen und Vorträge vor 2020 siehe Researchgate.   

Journal Article

Laffranchi, Zita; Zingale, Stefania; Tecchiati, Umberto; Amato, Alfonsina; Coia, Valentina; Paladin, Alice; Salzani, Luciano; Thompson, Simon R; Bersani, Marzia; Dori, Irene; Szidat, Sönke; Lösch, Sandra; Ryan-Despraz, Jessica; Arenz, Gabriele; Zink, Albert; Milella, Marco (2024). "Until death do us part". A multidisciplinary study on human- Animal co- burials from the Late Iron Age necropolis of Seminario Vescovile in Verona (Northern Italy, 3rd-1st c. BCE). PLoS ONE, 19(2) Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pone.0293434

Laffranchi, Zita; Zingale, Stefania; Coia, Valentina; Paladin, Alice; Lösch, Sandra; Zink, Albert; Milella, Marco (2023). 'Celti’ su e giù dalle Alpi: Genetica e mobilità a nord e a sud delle Alpi durante la tarda età del Ferro. Bollettino Associazione Archeologica Ticinese, 35, pp. 10-13. Associazione Archeologica Ticinese

Laffranchi, Zita; Milella, Marco; Vera Rodríguez, Juan Carlos; Martínez Fernández, María José; Bretones García, María Dolores; Jiménez Brobeil, Sylvia Alejandra; Brünig, Julia; López Flores, Inmaculada; Cámara Serrano, Juan Antonio; Martínez Sánchez, Rafael M (2023). As above, so below: Deposition, modification, and reutilization of human remains at Marmoles cave (Cueva de los Marmoles: Southern Spain, 4000-1000 cal. BCE). PLoS ONE, 18(9), e0291152. Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pone.0291152

Milella, Marco; Caspari, Gino; Laffranchi, Zita; Arenz, Gabriele; Sadykov, Timur; Blochin, Jegor; Keller, Marcel; Kapinus, Yulija; Lösch, Sandra (2022). Dining in Tuva: Social correlates of diet and mobility in Southern Siberia during the 2nd–4th centuries CE. American Journal of Biological Anthropology, 178(1), pp. 124-139. Wiley 10.1002/ajpa.24506

Jiménez-Brobeil, Sylvia A.; Maroto, Rosa M.; Milella, Marco; Laffranchi, Zita; Reyes Botella, Candela (2022). Introduction of sugarcane in Al‐Andalus (Medieval Spain) and its impact on children's dental health. International journal of osteoarchaeology, 32(1), pp. 283-293. John Wiley & Sons 10.1002/oa.3064

Laffranchi, Zita; Granados‐Torres, Arsenio; Lösch, Sandra; Zink, Albert; Dori, Irene; Delgado‐Huertas, Antonio; Milella, Marco (2022). “Celts” up and down the Alps. Insights on mobility patterns in the pre‐Roman /Celtic population from Verona ( NE Italy, 3rd–1st c. BCE ): A multi‐isotopic approach. American Journal of Biological Anthropology, 178(3), pp. 513-529. Wiley 10.1002/ajpa.24523

Laffranchi, Zita; Beck De Lotto, Michael A.; Delpino, C.; Lösch, Sandra; Milella, Marco (2021). Social differentiation and well-being in the Italian Iron Age: exploring the relationship between sex, age, biological stress, and burial complexity among the Picenes of Novilara (8th–7th c. BC). Archaeological and anthropological sciences, 13(11) Springer 10.1007/s12520-021-01449-3

Jiménez‐Brobeil, Sylvia A.; Charisi, Drosia; Laffranchi, Zita; Maroto Benavides, Rosa M.; Delgado Huertas, Antonio; Milella, Marco (2021). Sex differences in diet and life conditions in a rural Medieval Islamic population from Spain (La Torrecilla, Granada): An isotopic and osteological approach to gender differentiation in al‐Andalus. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 175(4), pp. 794-815. Wiley 10.1002/ajpa.24277

Book Section

Maroto Benavides, R.M.; Sanchez Barba, L.P.; Laffranchi, Z.; Jimenez Brobeil, S.A. (2023). Los Antiguos Pobladores de Santa Maria de Tejuela. In: La comunidad aldeana de Tejuela en epoca Medieval. Arqueologia funeraria y domestica en el Alto Valle del Ebro. Burgos: PUBLICACIONES DE LA EXCMA. DIPUTACIÓN PROVINCIAL DE BURGOS

Conference or Workshop Item

Laffranchi, Zita; Milella, Marco (11 December 2023). Moving in the Late Iron Age: the CELTUDALPS project (Unpublished). In: Forschungskolloquium zur Prähistorischen Archäologie HS 2023. Universität Bern – Institut für Archäologische Wissenschaften Prähistorische Archäologie (Ur- und Frühgeschichte). 11.12.2023.

Laffranchi, Zita; Zingale, Stefania; Salazar García, Domingo Carlos; Lösch, Sandra; Coia, Valentina; Paladin, Alice; Arenz, Gabriele; Zink, Albert; Milella, Marco (25 November 2023). "Celts" down the Alps. New multi-isotopic data on territorial mobility in pre-Roman Verona (Seminario Vescovile, NE Italy, 3rd -1st c. BCE) (Unpublished). In: Swiss Society of Anthropology Annual Meeting. University of Zurich. 24th & 25th November 2023.

Zingale, Stefania; Laffranchi, Zita; Paladin, Alice; Lösch, Sandra; Arenz, Gabriele; Salzani, Luciano; Dori, Irene; Müller, Felix; Haussener, Vanessa; Kaeser, Marc Antoine; Delley, Geraldine; Coia, Valentina; Milella, Marco; Zink, Albert (25 November 2023). “Celts Up & Down the Alps”: Tracing the Genetic History of Late Iron Age Human Groups from North and South of the Alps (4th – 1st century BCE) (Unpublished). In: Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Anthropologie. Zürich. 25.11.2023.

Laffranchi, Zita; Zingale, Stefania; Salazar Garcia, Domingo; Lösch, Sandra; Coia, Valentina; Paladin, Alice; Arenz, Gabriele; Zink, Albert; Milella, Marco (25 November 2023). "Celts" down the Alps. New multi-isotopic data on territorial mobility in pre-Roman Verona (Seminario Vescovile, NE Italy, 3rd -1st c. BCE) (Unpublished). In: Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Anthropologie. Zürich. 25.11.2023.

Laffranchi, Zita (23 November 2023). "Celts" down the Alps: isotopic insights on territorial mobility in Northeastern Italy during the Late Iron Age (Unpublished). In: The Swiss and North Italian Late Iron Age in context: mobility, genetic variability, and their sociocultural correlates. Institute of Archaeological Sciences-University of Bern. 23.11.2023.

Laffranchi, Zita; Milella, Marco (11 November 2023). The CELTUDALPS project: new isotopic insigths on diet and territorial mobility during the Late Iron Age in Switzerland and Northern Italy (Unpublished). In: Ludwig Maximilians Universität München - Mittwochskolloquium des Instituts für Vor- und Frühgeschichtliche Archäologie und Provinzial römische Archäologie. 29.11.2023.

Milella, Marco; Vera Rodríguez, Juan Carlos; Martínez Fernández, M. José; Bretones García, M. Dolores; Jiménez Brobeil, Sylvia A.; Brünig, Julia; López Flores, Inmaculada; Cámara Serrano, Juan Antonio; Martínez Sánchez, Rafael M.; Laffranchi, Zita (13 October 2023). As above, so below: deposition, modification, and reutilization of human remains at Marmoles cave (Cueva de los Marmoles: Southern Spain, 4000–1000 cal BCE) (Unpublished). In: What the dead tell us – Exploring societal behaviors of early European farmers through funerary practices (5000–4000 BCE). 13.10.2023.

Milella, Marco; Laffranchi, Zita; Arenz, Gabriele; Lösch, Sandra (24 August 2023). «Celts up & down the Alps». A multidisciplinary study of Late Iron Age contexts from Switzerland and Northern Italy (4th-1st c. BCE) (Unpublished). In: ESEH 2023. Bern. 22.-26.8.2023.

Zingale, Stefania; Laffranchi, Zita; Paladin, Alice; Meiseleder, Lisa; Lösch, Sandra; Arenz, Gabriele; Salzani, Luciano; Dori, Irene; Müller, Felix; Haussener, Vanessa; Kaeser, Marc-Antoine; Delley, Géraldine; Cardani Vergani, Rossana; Mosetti, Luisa; Coia, Valentina; Milella, Marco; Zink, Albert (22 April 2023). Reconstructing the genetic history of the Late Iron Age “Celtic” groups from north and south of the Alps (4th -1st century BCE) (CELT.U.D.ALPS). In: 92ND ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGISTS. Reno. APRIL 19-22, 2023.

Milella, Marco; M. Martínez Sánchez, Rafael; Pichler, Sandra; Vera Rodríguez, Juan Carlos; Martínez Fernández, María José; Cámara Serrano, Juan Antonio; Laffranchi, Zita (April 2023). As above, so below: deposition, modification, and reutilization of human remains at Marmoles cave (Cueva de los Marmoles: Southern Spain, 4000-1000 cal BCE). American Journal of Biological Anthropology, p. 118. Wiley

Laffranchi, Zita; Zingale, Stefania; C. Salazar-García, Domingo; Lösch, Sandra; De La Cruz Córdoba, Manuela; Arenz, Gabriele; Coia, Valentina; Paladin, Alice; Salzani, Luciano; Szidat, Sönke; Tecchiati, Umberto; Amato, Alfonsina; Dori, Irene; Zink, Albert; Milella, Marco (2023). "Celts" down the Alps. New isotopic data on territorial mobility among the Late Iron Age Cenomani of Verona (NE Italy, 3rd -1st c. BCE). American Journal of Biological Anthropology, p. 98. Wiley

Laffranchi, Zita; Zingale, Stefania; Salazar García, Domingo Carlos; Lösch, Sandra; Arenz, Gabriele; Coia, Valentina; Paladin, Alice; Salzani, Luciano; Zink, Albert; Milella, Marco (2023). „CELTS“ UP & DOWN THE ALPS. NEW ISOTOPIC INSIGHTS ON MOBILITY IN PRE-ROMAN VERONA (NE ITALY, 3RD -1ST C. BCE) (Unpublished). In: 29th EAA Annual Meeting. Belfast. 30.08-02.09.2023.

Zingale, Stefania; Laffranchi, Zita; Paladin, Alice; Lösch, Sandra; Dori, Irene; Müller, Felix; Kaeser, Marc-Antoine; Coia, Valentina; Milella, Marco; Zink, Albert (2023). GENETIC HISTORY OF LATE IRON AGE (4TH – 1ST CENTURY BCE) HUMAN GROUPS FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE ALPS (Unpublished). In: 29th EAA Annual Meeting. Belfast. 29.08-02.09.2023.

Caspari, Gino; Milella, Marco; Laffranchi, Zita; Arenz, Gabriele; Sadykov, Timur; Blochin, Jegor; Keller, Marcel; Kapinus, Yulia; Lösch, Sandra (2023). DINING IN TUVA: DIET AND MOBILITY IN A LATE IRON AGE AGRO PASTORAL COMMUNITY OF SOUTHERN SIBERIA (2ND-4TH C. CE) (Unpublished). In: 29th EAA Annual Meeting. Belfast. 29.08-02.09.2023.

Milella, Marco; Laffranchi, Zita; Zingale, Stefania; Lösch, Sandra; Arenz, Gabriele; Coia, Valentina; Paladin, Alice; Zink, Albert (2023). THE CELTUDALPS PROJECT: A MULTIFACETED PERSPECTIVE ON LATE IRON AGE TERRITORIAL MOBILITY AND GENETIC VARIATION IN NORTHERN ITALY AND SWITZERLAND (Unpublished). In: 29th EAA Annual Meeting. Belfast. 29.08-02.09.2023.

Zingale, Stefania; Laffranchi, Zita; Lösch, Sandra; Salzani, Luciano; Dori, Irene; Müller, Felix; Paladin, Alice; Coia, Valentina; Maixner, Frank; Milella, Marco; Zink, Albert (17 November 2022). “Celts” Up & Down the Alps: Origin and Mobility Patterns on Both Sides of the Alps During the Late Iron Age (4th – 1st century BCE) (Unpublished). In: Cultural transfer, mobility and networks: Osteoarchaeological perspectives on socioeconomic changes in European Iron Age societies. Constance Archaeological Museum. 16-17 November.

Milella, Marco; Granados-Torres, Arsenio; Lösch, Sandra; Zink, Albert; Dori, Irene; Delgado-Huertas, Antonio; Laffranchi, Zita (12 November 2022). "Celts" up and down the Alps. A multi-isotopic exploration of mobility among the pre-Roman population of Verona (NE Italy, 3rd -1st c. BCE) (Unpublished). In: Swiss Association of Anthropology (SGA).

Camacho, Natalia Angélica; Saul, Tiffany; Laffranchi, Zita; Jiménez Brobeil, Sylvia (29 September 2022). La aplicación de isótopos estables para la estimación de procedencia de personas desaparecidas en Colombia (Unpublished). In: XXII Congreso de la Sociedad Española de Antropología Física, 27-29 de Septiembre 2022.

Laffranchi, Zita; Granados-Torres, Arsenio; Lösch, Sandra; Zink, Albert; Dori, Irene; Delgado-Huertas, Antonio; Milella, Marco (28 September 2022). "Celts" up and down the Alps. Aproximación multi-isotópica a los patrones de movilidad en la población prerromana de Verona (NE Italia, siglos III-I a.C.) (In Press). In: XXII Congreso de la Sociedad Española de Antropología Física, 27-29 de Septiembre 2022.

Meiseleder, Lisa; Zingale, Stefania; Paladin, Alice; Coia, Valentina; Laffranchi, Zita; Lösch, Sandra; Müller, Felix; Milella, Marco; Cemper-Kiesslich, Jan; Maixner, Frank; Zink, Albert (6 September 2022). Genomic Analysis of Late Iron Age Individuals from Münsingen-Rain (Switzerland, 420-180 BCE) (Unpublished). In: 10th World Congress on Mummy Studies.

Milella, Marco; Caspari, Gino Ramon; Laffranchi, Zita; Arenz, Gabriele; Sadykov, Timur; Blochin, Jegor; Keller, Marcel; Kapinus, Yulija; Lösch, Sandra (3 September 2022). Cenar en Tuva: correlaciones sociales de dieta y movilidad en una comunidad agropastoril del Sur de Siberia (siglos II-IV d.C.) (Submitted). In: XXII Congreso de la Sociedad Española de Antropología Física, 27 29 de Septiembre 2022.

Milella, Marco; Caspari, Gino; Laffranchi, Zita; Arenz, Gabriele; Sadykov, Timur; Blochin, Jegor; Keller, Marcel; Kapinus, Yulija; Lösch, Sandra (March 2022). Dining in Tuva: social correlates of diet and mobility in a nomadic community from Southern Siberia (2nd-4th c. CE). American Journal of Biological Anthropology, 177(S73), p. 124. Wiley

Laffranchi, Zita; Granados-Torres, Arsenio; Lösch, Sandra; Zink, Albert; Dori, Irene; Delgado-Huertas, Antonio; Milella, Marco (2022). Celts up and down the Alps. A multi-iso-topic exploration of mobility among the pre-Roman population of Verona (NE Italy, 3rd -1st c. BCE). American Journal of Biological Anthropology, 177(S73), p. 103. Wiley

Charisi, Drosia; Laffranchi, Zita; Milella, Marco; Jimenez-Brobeil, Sylvia A. (September 2021). Living and working in al-Andalus: an osteological comparison of rural and urban populations from Islamic Spain (11th -15th c. AD) (Unpublished). In: 27th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists.

Laffranchi, Zita; Beck De Lotto, Michael; Delpino, Chiara; Lösch, Sandra; Milella, Marco (7 May 2021). Social differentiation and well-being in the Italian Iron Age: exploring the relantionship between sex, age, biological stress, and burial complexity among the Picenes of Novilara (8th-7th c. BCE). (Unpublished). In: Jahresversammlung Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Anthropologie.

López-Gijón, Ramón; Jiménez-Brobeil, Sylvia A; Maroto-Benavides, Rosa M; Coppola-Bove, Lorenza; Laffranchi, Zita; Martín-Alonso, Jose; Botella-Lopez, Miguel C (May 2021). La paleoparasitología en el estudio de una sociedad islámica (Unpublished). In: EMBIO21 - Early Medieval Bioanthropology 2021. New approaches to Early Medieval funerary contexts in the Centre and North of the Iberian Peninsula.

Martín-Alonso, José F; Maroto Benavides, Rosa M; Roca, María G; Coppola-Bove, Lorenza; López-Gijón, Ramón; Laffranchi, Zita; Jiménez-Brobeil, Sylvia A (May 2021). Aproximación paleodemográfica a una población altomedieval de la Península Ibérica (Unpublished). In: EMBIO21 - Early Medieval Bioanthropology 2021. New approaches to Early Medieval funerary contexts in the Centre and North of the Iberian Peninsula.

Milella, Marco; Beck De Lotto, Michael A.; Delpino, Chiara; Lösch, Sandra; Laffranchi, Zita (20 April 2021). Patterns of health condition and social complexity in the Iron Age "Picenes" population from Novilara (Central Italy, 8th-7th c. BC). In: 90th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. Abstract Book (p. 71). American Association of Physical Anthropologists

Milella, Marco; Lösch, Sandra; Laffranchi, Zita (March 2021). Patterns of health condition and social complexity in the Iron Age "Picenes" population from Novilara (Central Italy, 8th-7th c. BC) (Unpublished). In: 90th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists.

Laffranchi, Zita; Milella, Marco (28 August 2020). GENDER DIFFERENCES IN DIET AND LIFE CONDITIONS IN THE RURAL MUSLIM POPULATION OF LA TORRECILLA (GRANADA, SPAIN 13TH-14TH CENTURY AD) (Unpublished). In: #EAA2020virtual. 24-30 August 2020.

Universität Granada

  • Herbstsemester 2015: "Antropología Física y Forense", Department für Vorgeschichte und Archäologie, Bachelor in Archäologie (2 Stunden).
  • Herbstsemester 2013, 2014, 2015: "Métodos y técnicas para el estudio físico del hombre", Medizinische Fakultät, Master in physischer und forensischer Anthropologie (9 Stunden).
  • Herbstsemester Semester 2013, 2014, 2015: "Evolución de los estados de salud y enfermedad en poblaciones humanas", Medizinische Fakultät, Master in physischer und forensischer Anthropologie (9 Stunden).

 

Betreute Abschlussarbeiten

  • Seit 2022: Natalia Camacho Torres, Doktorarbeit (Universität Granada). Titel: " La aplicación de isótopos estables en el contexto forense para la determinación de procedencia de personas desaparecidas en Colombia"
  • 2020 – 2021: Martina Cavallini, Masterarbeit (Universität Granada). Titel: "Un posible caso de crucifixión en el cementerio islámico de la Calle Huerto de San Cecilio 5, Granada. Sepulturas anómalas en la Granada Nazarí?"