Valentina Giuffra

Associate Professor of History of Medicine, University of Pisa

ORCID 0000-0001-9108-039X

Valentina Giuffra is Associate Professor of History of Medicine at the Department of Translational Research and New Technologies in Medicine and Surgery of the University of Pisa. Her major lines of research have focused on the paleopathology and bioarchaeology of medieval and Renaissance populations, applying a broad approach to the study of large skeletal series, combining methodologies from palaeodemography, physical anthropology, paleopathology and forensic science. She has authored over 100 scientific articles as well as handbooks and other contributions.


The Plague Cemetery of Alghero, Sardinia (1582-1583)

Valentina Giuffra

This study presents a bioarchaeological analysis of the individuals exhumed from the cemetery of Alghero (Sardinia), which is associated with the plague outbreak that ravaged the city in 1582-83. The results shed light on a population which lived during a period of plague, revealing lifestyles, activity patterns and illnesses. READ MORE

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