Marco Milella, Ph.D., is a research assistant at the Department of Physical Anthropology, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Bern. Born and raised in Venice, Italy, Marco got a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology at the University of Bologna. He then moved to Switzerland, working first at the University of Zurich and now in Bern. He is broadly interested in the biological correlates (diet, health) of social differentiation in the past. This led him to various archaeological excavations around the world (Kazakhstan, Siberia, Turkey, Spain). He likes guitars, cats, and in some cases humans.
Milella is, together with Albert Zink (Institute for Mummy Studies – Eurac Research, Bozen, Italy) the scientific coordinator of the CELTUDALPS project (www.celtudalps.com). This project, financed by the Swiss National Science Foundation and The Autonomous Province of Bozen, investigates the genetic history and the degree of mobility characterizing the “Celtic” population inhabiting nowadays Northern Italy and Switzerland during the Late Iron Age (4th -1st century BCE).