Giulia Riccomi


Ruoli nella Divisione

  • Cultore della Materia
  • Laurea Magistrale in Archeologia
  • Tutor della Summer School in Osteoarchaeology and Paleopathology
  • Dottorato in Archeologia (Curriculum paleopatologico)

Giulia Riccomi


RESEARCH TOPICS

Bioarchaeology, paleopathology, stable isotope analysis in archaeological research, history of medicine, conservation and musealization of ancient skeletal specimens, funerary archaeology, forensic anthropology and odontology.

EDUCATION

  • 2016-2019 – Fully-funded PhD Program in Classical Studies and Archaeology (curriculum Archaeology), Department of Philology, Literature and Linguistics, University of Pisa (Italy)
  • 2019 – (one month) – Visiting Scholar – of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley (CA, USA)
  • 2018 (three months) – Visiting Scholar – Dept. of Archaeology, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena (Germany)
  • 2016 – Master in “Bioarcheologia, Paleopatologia e Antropologia forense” – Universities of Pisa, Milan and Bologna
  • 2015-2016 – Post-Graduate Specialization in “Bioarchaeology, Paleopathology and Forensic Anthropology” University of Bologna, Pisa and Milano (Italy).
  • 2014 – Qualification as anthropologist (expert category, art. 67 C.P.P) Pistoia Court (Italy)
  • 2013 – MSc in Archaeology summa cum laude, University of Pisa, (Italy) – Thesis in Paleopathology entitled “The ossuary of Guinigi Chapel from Lucca: anthropological and paleopathological study” – Thesis Coordinator: Prof. Gino Fornaciari – Supervisor: Dr. Simona Minozzi
  • 2010 – BA in History summa cum laude, University of Pisa, (Italy) – Thesis in Medieval Archaeology entitled Deserted villages in Europe: perspectives and researches from the 20th century to date” – Thesis Coordinator: Prof. Marco Milanese – Supervisor: Dr. Federico Cantini

 

TRAININGSHIP

2014 – Laboratory of Paleopathology, Division of Paleopathology (University of Pisa)

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2019 – present – Research Fellow. University of Pisa, prot. n°16651

Cultore della Materia” (Subject Expert and Examiner) in History of Medicine (MED-02), Division of Paleopathology, University of Pisa (Italy)

 

ACADEMIC TEACHING

 Topic

Isotope research in bioarchaeology

2019 – Lecturer, Master I Livello Antropologia scheletrica, forense e paleopatologia, University of Bologna, Pisa and Milano (Italy)

Topic

Bioarchaeology and Paleopathology

2016-present – Lecturer, Summer School in Osteoarchaeology and Paleopathology, University of Pisa (Italy).

 

PUBLICATIONS

Peer reviewed journals

2019 – Giuffra V., Minozzi S., Riccomi G., Naccarato G., Castagna M., Lencioni R., Chericoni S., Mongelli V., Felici C. 2019. Multiple osteomata from medieval Tuscany (ca. 10th-12th AD). International Journal of Paleopathology 25: 56–61

Riccomi G., Fornaciari G, Giuffra V. 2019. Multiple Myeloma in Antiquity: a Critical Review. International Journal of Paleopathology 24: 201-212

2018 – Tulumello G., Riccomi G., Minozzi S, Longo S., Longo M., Giuffra V. 2018. Linear cutting trepanation in Italy: a unique case from Hellenistic Sicily. World Neurosurgery 116:116-120

Cameriere R., Bestetti F., Velandia L., Riccomi G., Skrami E., Parente V., Ferrante L. 2018. Carpals and epiphyses of radius and ulna as age indicators using longitudinal data: a Bayesian approach. International Journal of Legal Medicine; https://doi.org/10.1007/s00414-018-1807-7

Riccomi G. and Giuffra V. 2018. First portrait of a syphilitic patient: Ulrich von Hutten. The American Journal of Medicine; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2017.12.047

Riccomi G., Fornaciari G., Minozzi S., Aringhieri G., Giuffra V. 2018. On the antiquity of bone tumours: a rare case of osteoblastoma from Medieval Tuscany. The Lancet Oncology 19(1):26

2017 – Riccomi G., Minozzi S., Pantano W., Catalano P., Aringhieri G., Giuffra V. 2017. Paleopathological evidence of paranasal lesions: Two cases of frontal sinus osteoma from Imperial Rome, International Journal of Paleopathology (20), 60-64

Riccomi G., Fornaciari G., Angelica V., Bini A., Caramella D., Giuffra V. 2017. Trepanation to treat a head wound: a case of neurosurgery from 13th century Tuscany. World Neurosurgery 104:9-13

Riccomi G., Fornaciari G., Vitiello A., Caramella D., Giuffra V. 2017. A case of therapeutic trepanation from 13th century Tuscany. Pathologica, 109, pp. 435

2016 – De Luca S., Aguilar L., Rivera M., Palacio LA., Riccomi G., Bestetti F., Cameriere R. 2016. Accuracy of cut-off value by measurement of third molar index: Study of a Colombian sample, Forensic Science International, 261, 160.e1-160.e5.

2015 – Minozzi S., Riccomi G., Lubritto C., Ricci P., Fornaciari G. 2015. Dentoalveolar diseases and dietary habits in the social upper classes of the Italian Renaissance: the Guinigi family from Lucca. Pathologica, 107, pp. 212-213

Conference Proceedings

2020 – Kinkopf KM., Agarwal SC., Giuffra V., Riccomi G. 2020. Bone strength and bone maintenance from femoral cross-sectional geometry in a Medieval Italian population (10th-12th centuries AD). Proceedings of 89° Annual Meeting of AAPA (American Association of Physical Anthropologists), Los Angeles (US), 15-20/04/ 2020;

2019 – Gaeta R., Minozi S., Fornaciari A., Giuffra V., Riccomi G., Fornaciari G. 2019. Exhumation and anthropological study of the skeletal remains attributed to Liutprand, King of the Longobards (690 ca AD-744 AD). Virchows Archiv 475(1)

Fornaciari A., Minozzi S., Riccomi G., Giuffra V. Il Museo di Anatomia Patologica dell’Università di Pisa: i preparati otorinolaringoiatrici. Proceedings of Giornata di Museologia Medica 2019, Società Italiana di Storia della Medicina, Varese (Italy)

Giuffra V., Riccomi G., Minozzi S., Saviano G., Caramella D., Felici C. Un caso di osteoartropatia ipertrofica secondaria dalla Toscana medievale, Proceedings of the 52nd meeting SISM, Monza (Italy), 12-14/06/2019

Riccomi G., Fornaciari G., Giuffra V. Il mieloma in paleopatologia, Proceedings of the 52nd meeting SISM, Monza (Italy), 12-14/06/2019

Gaeta R., Minozzi S., Fornaciari A., Giuffra V., Riccomi G., Fornaciari G. Riesumazione e studio antropologico dei resti scheletrici attribuiti a Liutprando, Re dei Longobardi (690-744), Proceedings of the 5th Meeting GIPaleo, Forlì (Italy), 18/05/2019

2018 – Giuffra V., Naccarato G., Castagna M., Lencioni R., Chericoni S., Mongelli V., Riccomi G., Campana S. Multiple osteomas in a skeleton from the Medieval necropolis of Pava (Tuscany, 10th-12th centuries), Proceedings of the 4th Meeting GIPaleo, L’Aquila (Italy), 27/10/2018

Tulumello G., Riccomi G., Minozzi S., Giuffra V. Linear cutting trepanation in Italy: A unique case from Hellenistic Sicily (3rd century BC), Proceedings of the 22nd PPA European Congress, Zagreb (Croatia), 28/08-1/09/2018

Giuffra V., Riccomi G., Fornaciari G. Trepanation in Italy: A review of the literature and a new case, Proceedings of the 22nd PPA European Congress, Zagreb (Croatia), 28/08-1/09/2018

2017 – Riccomi G., Fornaciari G., Minozzi S., Aringhieri G., Giuffra V. On the antiquity of bone tumours: a rare case of osteoblastoma from Medieval Tuscany, Proceedings of the 14th Congreso Nacional and International de Paleopatologia, University of Alicante, 10/11/2017

Riccomi G., Minozzi S., Catalano P., Caramella D., Giuffra V. Due casi di osteoma del seno frontale dalla necropoli romana di Collatina di età imperiale (I-III d.C.), Proceedings of the 22th AAI Congress, Roma, 7/09/2017

Riccomi G., Fornaciari G., Angelica V., Bini A., Caramella D., Giuffra V. Trapanazione a scopo terapeutico: un caso medievale dalla Toscana, Proceedings of the 22th AAI Congress, Roma, 6/09/2017

Minozzi S., Riccomi G., Fornaciari G. Affezioni dentoalveolari e abitudini alimentari dei nobili del Rinascimento italiano: la famiglia Guinigi di Lucca, Proceedings of the 22th AAI Congress, Roma, 6/09/2017

Riccomi G., Fornaciari G., Angelica V., Bini A., Caramella D., Giuffra V. A case of therapeutic trepanation from 13th century Tuscany,. Proceedings of the 3rd Meeting GIPaleo, Pisa, 12/05/2017.

2015 Minozzi S., Riccomi G., Lubritto C., Ricci P., Fornaciari G. 2015. Dentoalveolar diseases and dietary habits in the social upper classes of the Italian Renaissance: the Guinigi family from Lucca, Proceedings of the 2nd National Meeting of GIPaleo, L’Aquila, 31/10/2015.

CONFERENCE ACTIVITY

Oral and poster presentation

2020 – Kinkopf KM., Agarwal SC., Giuffra V., Riccomi G. 2020. Bone strength and bone maintenance from femoral cross-sectional geometry in a Medieval Italian population (10th-12th centuries AD). 89° Annual Meeting AAPA (American Association of Physical Anthropologists), Los Angeles (USA), 15-20/04/ 2020;

2019 – Gaeta R., Minozzi S., Fornaciari A., Giuffra V., Riccomi G., Fornaciari G. 2019. Exhumation and anthropological study of the skeletal remains attributed to Liutprand, King of the Longobards (690 ca AD-744 AD). 31st European Society of Pathology, Nice (France), 7-11/09/2019;

Riccomi G., Fornaciari G., Giuffra V. 2019. Il mieloma multiplo in paleopatologia, 52nd Meeting SISM, Monza (Italy), 12-14/06/2019

Giuffra V., Riccomi G., Minozzi S., Saviano G., Caramella D., Felici C. 2019. Un caso di osteoartropatia ipertrofica secondaria dalla Toscana medievale, 52nd Meeting SISM, Monza (Italy), 12-14/06/2019

2018 – Giuffra V., Naccarato G., Castagna M., Lencioni R., Chericoni S., Mongelli V., Riccomi G., Campana S. 2018. Multiple osteomas in a skeleton from the Medieval necropolis of Pava (Tuscany, 12th-13th centuries), 4th Meeting GIPaleo, L’Aquila (Italy), 27/10/2018

Tulumello G., Riccomi G., Minozzi S., Giuffra V. 2018. Linear cutting trepanation in Italy: A unique case from Hellenistic Sicily (3rd century BC), 22nd PPA European Congress, Zagreb (Croatia), 28/08-1/09/2018

Giuffra V., Riccomi G., Fornaciari G. 2018. Trepanation in Italy: A review of the literature and a new case, 22nd PPA European Congress, Zagreb (Croatia), 28/08-1/092018

2017 – Riccomi G., Fornaciari G., Minozzi S., Aringhieri G., Giuffra V. 2017. Osteoblastoma of the frontal sinus from Medieval Tuscany, 14th Congreso Nacional e Internacional de Paleopatolología, University of Alicante (Spain); 8/11-11/11/2017

Riccomi G., Fornaciari G., Angelica V., Bini A., Caramella D., Giuffra V. 2017. A case of therapeutic trepanation from 13th century Tuscany, 3rd National Meeting of GIPaleo, Pisa, 12/05/2017

Riccomi G., Minozzi S., Catalano P., Caramella D., Giuffra V. 2017. Due casi di osteoma del seno frontale dalla necropoli romana di Collatina di età imperiale (I-III d.C.), 22nd AAI Congress, Roma, 7/09/2017

Riccomi G., Fornaciari G., Angelica V., Bini A., Caramella D., Giuffra V. 2017. Trapanazione a scopo terapeutico: un caso medievale dalla Toscana, 22nd AAI Congress, Roma, 6/09/2017

Minozzi S., Riccomi G. 2017. Porotic Hyperostosis as stress indicator: the state of the art, StressedOut Conference, UCL Institute of Archaeology, London (UK), 19-20/05/2017

2015 – Minozzi S., Riccomi G., Lubritto C., Ricci P., Fornaciari G. 2015. Dentoalveolar diseases and dietary habits in the social upper classes of the Italian Renaissance: the Guinigi family from Lucca, 2nd National Meeting of GIPaleo, L’Aquila, 31/10/2015

Workshop and Courses

2020 – Winter School “R for archaeologists”, Dept. of Civilisations and Forms of Knowledge, University of Pisa (Italy), 27/01-7/02/2020;

2019 – Statistics Intermediate Course (STATA program), Dept. of Economy and Management, University of Pisa (Italy), 7/05-2/7/2019;

2018 – Workshop Isotope Research in Archaeology,

Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena (Germany), 17-18/09/2018.

IRMS User Meeting ThermoFisher Scientific

Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources (IGG-CNR), Pisa (Italy), 19-20/04/2018.

2017 – Short Course in Statistical Analysis in Bioarchaelogy BioStat (Scuola Alta Formazione Statistica), Uni Astiss (Polo Universitario Asti Studi Superiori), Division of Paleopathology (University of Pisa, Italy) 29-31/05/2017.

2015 – Workshop AgEstimation Project

Amamel and University of Macerata, Macerata (Italy), 5-6/06/2015.

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Bioarchaeology Studies

2019- present – Human skeletal remains from Iron Age and Etruscan necropolis of Pontecagnano (Salerno, Italy)

2016-present – Human osteological collections from Late Antique and Medieval Tuscany (Italy);

2014-2016 – Human skeletal remains of the Guinigi Chapel (14th -17th centuries) – (Lucca, Italy)

2014 – Burned human remains from the Bronze Age incineration necropolis of Gennicciola (Massa, Italy)

2011-2013 – Human skeletal remains from the ossuary of the Guinigi Chapel (14th-17th centuries) (Lucca, Italy)

 Field experience

2019 – Participation to the exhumation and study of Saint Atto’s mummy (Pistoia, Italy)

Participation to the anthropological and paleopathological investigation on human skeletal remains of Carlo III Borbone (Viareggio, Italy)

2018 – Participation to the anthropological and paleopathological investigation on human skeletal remains of Liutprando (Pavia, Italy)

2015 – 5th Bioarchaelogical excavation campaign at the Medieval monastery’s cemetery of Badia Pozzeveri (Lucca, Italy)

2014 – 4th Archaeological excavation campaign at Bronze Age incineration necropolis of Parrana San Martino (Livorno, Italy)

2nd Bioarchaelogical excavation campaign at Ex-Salesiani Convent (Pisa, Italy)

2013 – Participation to the “Medici Project” investigating the burials of Gianfrancesco Maria de’ Medici (1619-1689) and Antonfrancesco Maria de’ Medici (1618-1659) (Florence, Italy)

2012 – 1st Bioarchaelogical excavation campaign at Ex-Salesiani Convent (Pisa, Italy)

2011 – 2nd Archaelogical survey at San Miniato (Pisa, Italy)

11th Archaeological excavation campaign at the Medieval site of San Genesio (Pisa, Italy)

5th Archaeological excavation campaign at the Medieval castle of Benabbio (Lucca, Italy)

 

DEPARTMENTAL TALKS

2019Annual Doctoral Meeting “La città fra realtà e rappresentazione”, Condizioni di vita e di salute tra Tarda Antichità e Medioevo in Toscana: indicatori di stress e analisi paleonutrizionale, 14/02/2019, Firenze (Italy)

 2018 – Departmental talk, Dept. of Archaeology, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Life and health conditions between Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages in Tuscany (Italy), 26/11/2018, Jena (Germany)

2017 – Annual Doctoral Meeting, “Giochi di Memoria fra spazio e tempo”, Condizioni di vita e di salute tra Tarda Antichità e Medioevo in Toscana attraverso lo studio degli indicatori scheletrici di stress nutrizionale e di malattia nei resti scheletrici umani: profilo paleodemografico, 8-9/02/2018, Pisa (Italy)

Conference Series La patologia odontostomatologica dei Guinigi ed una rara protesi dentaria lucchese del XVI-XVII secolo, 10/05/2017 Museo di Storia Naturale, Calci (Italy)

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

 2018-2020 – Team Member of the Progetto di Ricerca di Ateneo (PRA) 2018-2019 entitled ”On the antiquity of cancer: the contribution of paleopathology to the study of ancient tumours” (University of Pisa, Italy), PI Prof. Valentina Giuffra, € 48.500

 2016 – Award of the Degree “Luigi Brian” for MSc Thesis, Accademia Ligure di Scienze e Lettere (Genova, Italy), € 1000

PUBLIC OUTREACH

 2017-present – Collaborative curator of Pathological Anatomy Museum, University of Pisa (Italy)

MEDIA COVERAGE

2018 – Il più antico tumore osseo trovato in uno scheletro di mille anni., La Repubblica, 9/04/2018, retrived from https://www.repubblica.it/scienze/2018/04/09/news/in_uno_scheletro_di_mille_anni_il_piu_antico_tumore_osseo-193394517/

Bioarcheologia. Superquark, aired on 25/07/2018, retrieved from https://www.raiplay.it/video/2018/07/Bioarcheologia-25072018-e1a1a0a6-9e18-4c3b-9cbe-979b402bcdec.html

MEMBERSHIP

  • 2017-present – IALM (International Academy of Legal Medicine)
  • 2016-present – PPA (Paleopathology Association)
  • 2016-present – BABAO (British Association for Bioarchaelogy and Osteoarchaeology)
  • 2015-present – GIPaleo (Italian Group of Paleopathology)
  • 2015-present – AAI (Italian Anthropological Association)
  • 2015-present – AgEstimation Project Research Group (University of Macerata)