Ilaria Pretelli

Ilaria Pretelli

IAST Research Fellow, PhD in Evolutionary Anthropology

Research interests

Life History
Cooperative Breeding


Ilaria is a Research Fellow at IAST. Trained in Evolutionary Biology at the Università degli Studi di Padova, she obtained a PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig. She is interested in the evolution of human life history, with a focus on the emergence of childhood and cooperative practices surrounding it. Her research combines cross-cultural, statistical, and observational methods, including fieldwork on the Island of Pemba, Tanzania, to study the evolution of human behaviour.


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