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Dr. Armando Falcucci

Dr. Armando Falcucci completed his doctoral training at the University of Tübingen in December 2018. His dissertation focused on the Aurignacian sequence at the Late Pleistocene site of Fumane Cave (Veneto, Italy) and it was funded by a Doctoral Dissertation Grant in the framework of the research project “The Evolution of Cultural Modernity” based in the Department of Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen and financed by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and Art. From April to August 2019, he was a Research Assistant at the ROCEEH project (The Role of Culture in Early Expansions of Humans) at the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and based at the University of Tübingen. During this time, he helped in the creation of a comprehensive archaeological database of Paleolithic sites discovered south of the Alpine range and along the Italian Peninsula. Dr. Falcucci has excavated in several cave sites across Europe and the Near East and has an extensive experience in analyzing Early Upper Paleolithic stone tool assemblages. At the DFG center, he will perform three-dimensional (3D) multivariate analyses of Upper Paleolithic stone tool assemblages and will collaborate with Dr. Fotios A. Karakostis (University of Tübingen) to assess whether lithic production and tool morphology are correlated to specific hand muscle attachments patterns on early modern humans.
Falcucci, A. (2019) The importance of re-evaluating the Aurignacian industry for understanding the Early Upper Paleolithic. The Role of Culture in Early Expansions of Humans (ROCEEH), Newsletter, 15th issue.
Ioannidou, M. Falcucci, A., Röding, C., Kandel, A.W. (2019) Eighth Annual Meeting of the European Society for the Study of Human Evolution. Evolutionary Anthropology Issues News and Reviews, 28(2):52–54.
Caricola, I., Zupancich, A., Moscone, D., Mutri, G., Falcucci, A., Duches, R., Peresani, M., Cristiani, E. (2018) An integrated method for understanding the function of macro-lithic tools. Use wear, 3D and spatial analyses of an Early Upper Palaeolithic assemblage from North Eastern Italy. PLoS One, 13:e0207773.
Falcucci, A. (2018) Towards a renewed definition of the Protoaurignacian. Mitteilungen der Gesellschaft für Urgeschichte, 27:87–130.
Falcucci, A. & Peresani, M. (2018) Protoaurignacian Core Reduction Procedures: Blade and Bladelet Technologies at Fumane Cave. Lithic Technology 43:125-140.
Falcucci, A., Peresani, M., Roussel, M., Normand, C., Soressi, M. (2018) What’s the point? Retouched bladelet variability in the Protoaurignacian. Results from Fumane, Isturitz, and Les Cottés. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, 10:539–554.
Falcucci, A., Conard, N. J., Peresani, M. (2017) A critical assessment of the Protoaurignacian lithic technology at Fumane Cave and its implications for the definition of the earliest Aurignacian. PLoS ONE, 12(12): e0189241.

Contact Information

  • Position Title: Former Fellow
  • Personal Title: Dr.
  • Location: DFG Center for Advanced Studies, Rümelinstrasse 23, Room 603c, 72070 Tübingen
  • E-mail address: armando.falcucci@ifu.uni-tuebingen.de
  • ResearchGate Profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Armando_Falcucci