Fiorenza L., Benazzi S., Oxilia G. and O. Kullmer 2018. Functional relationship between dental macrowear and diet in Late Pleistocene and recent modern human populations. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology: DOI: 10.1002/oa.2642 [Link]



Fiorenza L. and E. Bruner 2017. Cranial shape variation in adult howler monkeys (Alouatta senisculus). American Journal of Primatology: DOI: 10.1002/ajp.22729 [Link]


Knight-Sadler J. and L. Fiorenza, 2017. Tooth wear inclinations in great ape molars. Folia Primatologica 88: 223-236. [Link]



Fiorenza L. and O. Kullmer, 2016. Occlusion in an adult male gorilla with a supernumerary maxillary premolar. International Journal of Primatology, DOI: 10.1007/s10764-016-9937-6 [Link]



Oxilia G., Peresan M., Romandini M., Matteucci C., Spiteri C., Henry A., Schulz D., Archer W., Crezzini J., Boschini F., Boscato P., Jaouen K., Dogandžić T., Moggi-Cecchi J., Fiorenza L., Hublin J.J., Kullmer O. and S. Benazzi, 2015. Earliest evidence of dental treatment in the Late Upper Paleolithic. Scientific Reports 5: 12150 [Link]


Fiorenza L., Nguyen H.N. and S. Benazzi, 2015. Stress distribution and molar macrowear in Pongo pygmaeus: a new approach through Finite Element and Occlusal Fingerprint analyses. Hum. Evol. 30: 215-226 [Link]


Fiorenza L. and O. Kullmer, 2015. Dental wear patterns in early modern humans from Skhul and Qafzeh: a response to Sarig and Tillier. Homo – J. Comp. Hum. Biol. 66: 414-419. [Link]


Fiorenza L., 2015. Reconstructing diet and behaviour of Neanderthals from Central Italy through dental macrowear analysis. J. Anthropol. Sci. 93: 1-15. [Link]


Fiorenza L., Benazzi S., Henry A., Salazar-García DC., Blasco R., Picin A., Wroe S. and O. Kullmer, 2015. To meat or not to meat? New perspectives on Neanderthal ecology. Yearbook of Physical Anthropology. 156, Supplement S59: 43-71 [Link]



Fiorenza L. and O. Kullmer, 2013. Dental wear and culture in the Middle Paleolithic humans from the Levant. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol. 152: 107-117 [Link]


Harvati K., Darlas A., Bailey S.E., Rein T.R., El Zaatari S., Fiorenza L., Kullmer O. and E. Psathi, 2013. New Neanderthal remains from Mani peninsula, S. Greece: The Kalamakia Middle Palaeolithic cave site. J. Hum. Evol. 64: 486-499 [Link]



Fiorenza L., Benazzi S., Tausch J., Kullmer O., Bromage T.G. and F. Schrenk, 2011. Molar macrowear reveals Neanderthal eco-geographical dietary variation. PLoS ONE 6 (3):e14769 [Link]


Fiorenza L., Benazzi S. and O. Kullmer, 2011. Para-masticatory wear facets and their functional significance in hunter-gatherer maxillary molars. J. Archaeol. Sci. 38: 2182-2189 [Link]


Fiorenza L., Benazzi S., Kullmer O. and F. Schrenk, 2011. Relationship between morphology and occlusal wear pattern in Neanderthal and early Homo sapiens first maxillary molars. Anat. Rec. 294: 453-461 [Link]


Benazzi S., Fiorenza L., Kozakowski S. and O. Kullmer, 2011. Comparing 3D virtual methods for hemimandibular body reconstruction. Anat. Rec. 294: 1116-1125 [Link]


Benazzi S., Viola B., Kullmer O., Fiorenza L., Harvati K., Tobias P., Gruppioni G., Weber G.G. and F. Mallegni, 2011. A reassessment of the Neanderthal teeth from Taddeo cave (southern Italy). J. Hum. Evol. 61: 377-387 [Link]


Benazzi S., Fiorenza L., Katina S., Bruner E. and O. Kullmer, 2011. Quantitative assessment of interproximal wear facet outlines for the association of isolated molars. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol. 144: 309-316 [Link]


Benazzi S., Coquerelle M., Fiorenza L., Bookstein F., Katina S. and O. Kullmer, 2011. Comparison of dental measurement system for taxonomic assignment of first maxillary molars. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol. 144: 342-354 [Link]



Fiorenza L., Benazzi S., Tausch J., Kullmer O. and F. Schrenk, 2010. Brief communication: Identification reassessment of the isolated tooth Krapina D58 through occlusal fingerprint analysis. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol. 143: 306-312 [Link]



Fiorenza L., Benazzi S. and O. Kullmer, 2009. Morphology, wear and 3D digital surface models: materials and techniques to create high-resolution replicas of teeth. J. Anthropol. Sci. 87: 211-218 [Link]


Kullmer O., Benazzi S., Fiorenza L., Schulz D., Bacso S. and O. Winzen, 2009. Technical note: Occlusal Fingerprint Analysis (OFA) – Quantification of tooth wear pattern. J. Am. Phys. Anthrop. 139: 600-605 [Link]


Benazzi S., Stansfield E., Kullmer O., Fiorenza L. and G. Gruppioni, 2009. Geometric morphometric methods for bone reconstruction: the mandibular condyle of Pico della Mirandola. Anat. Rec. 292 (8): 1088-1097 [Link]



The major goal of the Palaeodiet Research Lab is a better understanding of the relationship between diet, cranio-dental morphology, ecology and evolution in modern humans, our closest living relatives (monkeys and apes) and our extinct ancestors.



The research interests of the Palaeodiet Research Lab mostly focus on functional morphology of the masticatory apparatus in human and non-human primates, and on the importance of the role of diet in human evolution.



The Palaeodiet Research Lab is a highly multidisciplinary and dynamic team that investigates important biological questions related to humans in an evolutionary context.