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Dany Coutinho Nogueira

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Research Interests
Paleoanthropology and Human Evolution
Bioarchaeology of hunter-gatherers
Modern humans and Neanderthals paleobiology
Paleopathology and taphonomy (ante-mortem vs post-mortem bone modifications)
Paleoimaging (X-ray, CT-scan, μCT scan)

I am a Fyssen Foundation Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Coimbra, currently studying the human remains from Mesolithic Muge. I hold a Ph.D. degree from the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, PSL Research University Paris. To date, my research has focused on two chronological and geographical contexts: 1) Southwestern Asia, a region of human population confluences during the Late Pleistocene, and 2) the Iberian Peninsula, the last point of contact between the foraging peoples and migrating waves of food-producing peoples during the Holocene. Coincidentally, the human skeletal remains from these two contexts underwent severe post-mortem alterations (e.g., crushing, compaction, concretion) that have limited previous studies and their conclusions. I am involved in the analysis of several fossils and individuals including the early modern humans from Qafzeh cave (Middle Palaeolithic, Mediterranean Levant) and Dar-es-Soltane II (Middle Palaeolithic, Morocco), the Neanderthal remains from Regourdou (Middle Palaeolithic, France) and of the 1812 soldiers from the Napoleonic Grande Armée, (Kaliningrad, Russia).


Mousterian populations of the Levant (220 000 – 45 000 B.P.), invited seminars gave at the State University of New York College at Oneonta, the University of Bordeaux and the University of Coimbra

Main Publications

Coutinho Nogueira D., Coqueugniot H., Dutour O., Hublin J.-J. 2022. Inner ear modifications in Dar-es-Soltane II H5 (Morocco): a case of Labyrinthitis ossificans, International Journal of Paleopathology, 38, pp. 41-44 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpp.2022.06.004

Coutinho Nogueira, D., Coqueugniot, H., & Tillier, A-m. 2021. Qafzeh 9 Early Modern Human from Southwest Asia: age at death and sex estimation re-assessed. Homo: Journal of Comparative Human Biology, 72, 4, pp. 293 – 305. https://doi.org/10.1127/homo/2021/1513

Coutinho Nogueira, D., Coqueugniot, H., Santos, F., & Tillier, A-m. 2021. Qafzeh 25 bony labyrinth and the morphometric variability in the Levantine Middle Palaeolithic. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, 13, 9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12520-021-01377-2

Coutinho Nogueira D., Dutour O., Coqueugniot H, Tillier, A-m. 2019 Qafzeh 9 mandible (ca 90–100 kyrs BP, Israel) revisited: μ-CT and 3D reveal new pathological conditions, International Journal of Paleopathology, Vol 26, pp.104-110 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpp.2019.06.002

Coutinho Nogueira D., Dutailly B., Comte F., Vasil’iev A., Khokhlov A., Shvedchikova T., Berezina N., Buzhilova A., Dutour O., Coqueugniot H., 2019 “Gueule cassée” (facial injuries): a 3D paleotraumatology study and facial approximation of a Napoleonic soldier who died in 1812 at Königsberg during the Russian Campaign. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, Vol 29, Issue 2, pp.191-197 https://doi.org/10.1002/oa.2728

Research Projects

Bioarcheology of the Late Mesolithic, the last HUnter-Gatherers of Europe (PI, ERA fellowship, European Commission, 2023-2025)

The last hunter-gatherers of Portugal. Virtual paleoanthropological study of the populations from Muge (PI, Fyssen Foundation, 2021-2023)

Tridimensional reconstruction and morphometric analysis of the human fossils from Qafzeh Cave (Middle Palaeolithic, Lower Galilee, Israel), part I and II (PI, Irene Sala Levi CARE archaeological Foundation, 2016-2018)