Jacopo Gennai

M. A. Quaternay, Prehistory and Archaeology
Jacopo Gennai
in B1

University of Cologne
Institute of Prehistoric Archaeology

    Bernhard-Feilchenfeld-Straße 11
50969 Cologne
    Phone:   +49 (0)221-470 6528
  E-mail:   jgennai@uni-koeln.de
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CRC 806 - Project Affiliation:

Project B1
The „Eastern Trajectory“: Last Glacial Palaeogeography and Archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean and of the Balkan Peninsula

Project Z3
Integrated Research Training Group (IRTG)

Scientific Interests:

  • Lithic Technology
  • Middle to Upper Palaeolithic Transition
  • Late Neanderthals and Early Modern Humans

Ph.D. Research Topic:

Working title: Dynamics of cultural adaptation of Early Homo sapiens along the Eastern Mediterranean South-to-North traverse

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Richter


Since January 2018: Ph.D. student at Institute for Prehistoric Archaeology, University of Cologne.

03/04/2017-25/09/2017: Erasmus+ Traineeship, Leiden University

Title: Mousterian Lithic Technology of Les Cottés, France

Supervisor: Ass. Prof. Dr. Marie Soressi

18/12/2014-14/03/2017: M.A. in Quaternary, Prehistory and Archaeology, University of Ferrara

Thesis: Il Levallois laminare di Grotta di Fumane (VR) nel quadro del Musteriano Finale italiano

Supervisor: Prof. Marco Peresani

15/09/2011-15/02/2015: B.A. in Sciences of Cultural Heritage – Archaeological Curriculum, University of Pisa.

Field Work and Research Assignments

September 2018: Excavation campaign at Aurignacian site Românești-Dumbrăvița I, Romania.

October 2017: Excavation campaign at Middle Palaeolithic site (MIS 4) Cuolèto de Nadale (VI), Italy.

July 2017: Excavation campaign at Middle and Early Upper Palaeolithic site (MIS 3) Les Cottés (Vienne) France.

April-September 2017: Techno-typological analysis of the Les Cottés Mousterian 08 unit industry (Soressi campaigns 2006-2017).

September 2016-February 2017: Techno-typological analysis of Fumane Cave Final Mousterian A10-A11 units Levallois unipolar industry.

June-August 2016: Excavation campaign at Middle and Early Upper Palaeolithic site (MIS 4-MIS 3) Fumane Cave (VR), Italy.

August 2015: Research traineeship in techno-typological analysis of Middle Palaeolithic site Bau de l’Aubesier lower units.

June-July 2015: Excavation campaign at Middle and Upper Palaeolithic site (MIS 3 and MIS 2) Rio Secco Cave (PN), Italy.


Marco Peresani, Rossella Duches, Davide Delpiano, Jacopo Gennai, Diana Marcazzan, Nicola Nannini, Matteo Romandini, Alessandro Aleo, Arianna Cocilova. 2017. Il Musteriano delle unità A10 e A11 a Grotta di Fumane (VR). Risultati delle campagne di scavo 2014 e 2016. FOLD&R Italy: 397.

Gennai, J., Delpiano, D. & Peresani, M. 2017. The Laminar Levallois of A10-A11 of Grotta di Fumane (VR). [Poster] ESHE 7th Annual Meeting, Leiden (NL) 20th-24th September 2017.

Gennai, J. In Press. Techno-typologie de l’industrie lithique moustérienne 2006-2015/Techno-typological analysis of Les Cottés US08 Mousterian lithics. In: Soressi, M. (ed.) Les Cottés Saint-Pierre-de- Maillé (Vienne) Rapport de Fouille 2017. Service régional de l’archéologie de Poitou-Charentes.

Gennai J., 2017. Il Levallois laminare di Grotta di Fumane (VR) nel quadro del Musteriano Finale italiano. Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Quaternario, Preistoria e Archeologia. Published Master Thesis. Inforav, Informatica & Documentazione – Pubblitesi, Roma, ISBN 9788887096323

Scientific Meetings/Conferences

18th UISPP World Congress, Paris 04/06/2018 - 09/06/2018

EGU General Assembly 2018, Vienna 08/04/2018 - 13/04/2018

23RD EAA Meeting, Maastricht 30/08/2017 – 03/09/2017

7TH ESHE Meeting, Leiden 21/09/2017 – 23/09/2017

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