Journal of Sports Medicine & Doping Studies

ISSN: 2161-0673

Open Access

Damiano Marchi

Damiano Marchi

Damiano Marchi
University of the Witwatersrand, Institute for Human Evolution, South Africa


Damiano Marchi is a functional morphologist focusing on the study of biomechanics of postcranial skeleton of humans and its changes through evolution. He obtained his MS in Biology in 1998 and his PhD in Biological Anthropology in 2004 at the University of Pisa, Italy. He was Visiting Assistant Professor at Duke University from 2004 to 2010 and he is now a post-doctoral fellow at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He has published many peer reviewed papers on human and primate biomechanics of postcranial skeleton focusing on the hand, foot and lower leg. He is an active reviewer of The American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Collegium Anthropologicum, Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, International Journal of Osteoarchaeology and Journal of Sports Sciences. He has also reviewed proposals for the Leakey Foundation and the National Science Foundation and the Israel Science Foundation.

Research Interest

Skeletal biomechanics
Human and non-human primate functional morphology
Physical activity of Holocene populations


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