Dany Coutinho Nogueira

Dany Coutinho Nogueira
University of Coimbra | UC · Centro de Investigação em Antropologia e Saúde

PhD
Fyssen Foundation Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Coimbra

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Introduction
I am a Post-doctoral researcher in Biological Anthropology at the University of Coimbra. I am currently studying human remains from Muge and Sado (Mesolithic, Portugal). My PhD research focused on the 3D examination and reconstruction of the adult fossils from Qafzeh Cave (Middle Palaeolithic, Southern Levant) I am also involved in the study of the Neanderthal remains of Regourdou (Middle Palaeolithic, France) and of the 1812 soldiers from the Napoleonic Grande Armée, (Kaliningrad, Russia).
Additional affiliations
May 2021 - present
University of Coimbra
Position
  • PostDoc Position
February 2015 - January 2016
University of Bordeaux
Position
  • Project Manager
October 2014 - December 2014
Laboratoire d'Excellence Sciences Archéologiques de Bordeaux
Position
  • Communication officer
Education
November 2015 - December 2019
Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes
Field of study
  • Biological Anthropology
September 2013 - September 2014
Université Bordeaux Montaigne
Field of study
  • History, Philosophy and Communication of Sciences
September 2011 - June 2013
University of Bordeaux
Field of study
  • Biological Anthropology - Prehistory

Publications

Publications (23)
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The invasion of Russia by the Napoleonic Grande Armée was a complete disaster. The French army was decimated during the retreat from Russia. Thousands of victims were buried in mass graves located near several cities during the retreat. One of these mass graves was discovered in in the center of Kaliningrad (formerly Königsberg), presently the most...
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Objective: The aim of this paper is to provide new insights into growth patterns and health of Mousterian hunter-gatherers dated to ca. 90-100 kyrs B.P. from the Qafzeh site. Materials: An almost complete skeleton, including the mandible from the Qafzeh site (Qafzeh 9). Methods: Micro-CT and medical imaging techniques are used to explore inacc...
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Au Levant, le Paléolithique moyen (environ 200-50 Ka B.P.) correspond à une période cruciale pour la compréhension des mécanismes évolutifs et la dispersion des Homo sapiens hors d’Afrique. Le site de Qafzeh (Basse Galilée), au croisement des trois grandes aires géographiques de l’ancien monde, comprend des niveaux archéologiques chronologiquement...
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The bony labyrinth has received growing attention in the field of human evolution as it is a useful phylogenetic indicator in hominins and is particularly useful for distinguishing anatomically modern humans and Neanderthals. The partial adult skeleton of Qafzeh 25 dated to 92 ± 5 ka B.P. suffers from serious post-mortem taphonomic damage that has...
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Qafzeh 9 is an almost complete skeleton commonly employed as representative of the population of the eponymous site. However, its biological profile is still largely based on the age at death and sex estimation methods in use at the time of its discovery. Moreover, post-mortem damage to the skeleton has made difficult the observation of some morpho...
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YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6XeiUgtgOA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Abstract : The period between 220-45 ka B.P. is crucial for understanding the evolution and dispersal of early anatomically modern humans from Africa. Southwestern Asia, located at the crossroads of the three major geographical areas of...
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L’invasion de la Russie par la Grande Armée napoléonienne a été un véritable désastre. Des milliers de victimes ont été inhumées dans des fosses communes dans les villes garnisons lors de la retraite de Russie. Une de ces fosses a été découverte dans le centre-ville de Kaliningrad (anciennement Königsberg). De nombreux squelettes sont porteurs de t...
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Les relations phylogénétiques des fossiles humains trouvés en contexte Moustérien (200-50 ka) au Levant font toujours l’objet d’intenses débats. Pour certains auteurs, ces fossiles doivent être rapprochés des Néanderthaliens européens, notamment en raison du parallélisme fait entre les deux industries moustériennes. D’autres considèrent que ce peup...
Conference Paper
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Le gisement de Regourdou situé sur la commune de Montignac-sur-Vézère, a livré en 1957, l'un des squelettes néanderthaliens les plus complets : Regourdou 1. L'ensemble des régions anatomiques, à l'exception du bloc crânio-facial, est représenté notamment grâce aux redécouvertes effectuées depuis 2008 dans les collections fauniques conservées au Mus...
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Le Levant a livré, pour le Paléolithique moyen, une importante collection de fossiles humains qui font l’objet de débat concernant leurs relations phylogénétiques. En effet, s’ils sont associés à un même techno-complexe moustérien, ils composent un groupe très divers sur le plan morphologique. La grotte de Qafzeh en Basse Galilée, notamment fouill...
Poster
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Un demi-siècle après sa découverte lors de fouilles conduites par B. Vandermeersch en Israël, le fossile Qafzeh 9 continue à susciter d’intenses réflexions qui font appel au contexte chrono-culturel dans lequel il a été mis au jour (unique sépulture double associée à un techno-complexe moustérien), aux caractéristiques de son squelette qui lui attr...
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Parmi les ossements découverts à Regourdou figurait un calcanéus droit, Regourdou 2, trouvé hors contexte sépulcral. Cet ossement exhumé en 1963 est régulièrement cité dans la littérature concernant les os du pied des Néandertaliens, sans avoir fait l’objet d’une étude approfondie. Dans cette contribution, nous proposons une analyse complète de cet...
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Résumé : Au sein de l’échantillon d’individus de Qafzeh (Basse Galilée), datés du Paléolithique moyen, Qafzeh 25 est représenté par des composants du squelette ayant été sérieusement altérés pendant la fossilisation, et tout particulièrement le bloc crânio-facial et la mandibule compressés bilatéralement. Grâce aux avancées méthodologiques de l’ima...
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Some fossils, crucial for the understanding of human evolution, are too fragmented or distorted to achieve a comprehensive study of their morphological characteristics. Among these fossils, specimens from Qafzeh Cave in Lower Galilee (Israel), dated to 92 +/- 5 ka BP, are of special interest as they are viewed as being essentially early non-African...
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L’imagerie tridimensionnelle est maintenant d’utilisation courante en anthropologie biologique. Elle permet d’accroître considérablement le potentiel d’étude des restes squelettiques. Ainsi, dans le cas d’ossements ayant subi des lésions ante-mortem (par exemple un traumatisme) ou des altérations post-mortem, il est actuellement possible de procéde...
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The purpose of this project is the expansion of our knowledge on the cranial morphology of first anatomically modern Humans (AMH) by performing a virtual restoration of the fragmented fossils from Qafzeh Cave.
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During the military debacle of the Russian Campaign during the winter 1812, the Napoleonic “Grande Armée” was decimated. The French soldiers were forced to retreat from Moscow to Danzig, Königsberg or Vilnius. Extremely cold temperature, infectious diseases such as typhus and starvation killed more soldiers than fights with Russian troops. A large...
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Depuis deux décennies, le recours aux méthodes de reconstruction 3D en paléoanthropologie connaît un grand développement, celles-ci ayant montré leur potentiel et leur fiabilité dans de nombreuses études, notamment sur le squelette crânien. Pour des pièces anthropologiques déformées post mortem, une restauration fiable par imagerie 3D autorise des...

Projects

Projects (2)
Project
The Muge and Sado sites in Portugal are exceptional in many aspects. Dated from the late Mesolithic, they delivered the human remains of the last hunter-gatherers from Portugal and Europe. Estimated at nearly 400 individuals, buried within the shellmiddens, these series represent the largest European sample for this period. However, taphonomic processes, particularly the weight of sediments and shells, have affected the bones (fragmentation, deformation, crushing) and do not always allow a complete study of the individuals using a classical approach. The main objective of this study is, based on three-dimensional imaging data, to virtually reconstruct individuals from the Portuguese Mesolithic corpus in order to better understand the cranial morphological variability of the last hunter-gatherers in Portugal. This objective will be completed by paleodemographic and palaeopathological studies.
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The purpose of this project is the expansion of our knowledge on the cranial morphology of first anatomically modern Humans (AMH) by performing a virtual restoration of the fragmented fossils from Qafzeh Cave. This project is supported by the Irene Levi Sala Care Archaeological Foundation.