The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Ioulia Tzonou with ASCSA regular members at Korakou in 2005

Associate Director-
Ioulia Tzonou

Ioulia Tzonou is a native of Siatista in Western Macedonia, Greece and she graduated with her BA from the University of Athens (1991).  She completed her MA (1996), entitled “Bronze-Age Cycladic Petroglyphs,” and her doctoral dissertation (2002), entitled “A Contextual Analysis of Mycenaean Terracotta Figurines” at the University of Cincinnati with Professors J. L. Davis and G. Walberg.  She was a fellow of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens in 1998 and 1999.  Ioulia has excavated periods ranging from Neolithic to Modern in Roquemissou, France (1989), at Makriyianni in Athens (1991), at Midea in the Argolid (1992-1995), in Kozani in Macedonia (1996 and 1997), and in Corinth (1998-2000).  In Corinth she worked as a student trench master, then as field supervisor. She was appointed the Curator for Corinth Excavations in 2001 and was promoted to Assistant Director in 2008 and Associate Director in 2017.

Ioulia’s work is found in the “Review of Aegean Prehistory,” 1st AIA monograph, as well as in articles in the honorary volume for Professor Christos Doumas, “Argonaftis,” and in the Swedish Institute Seminar (forthcoming) on “Cultic Space and Mycenaean Figurines.”  Her current interests are archaeological artifacts as parts of archaeological and systemic contexts; inferences of behavior from material culture; and Mycenaean Corinthia.  She is in charge of a project of study of the material culture from Korakou and of Blegen’s archive of the excavations on the site, initiated by former Corinth Excavations Director Guy Sanders. With Jeannie Marchand, she is co-director of the Dorati Survey Project.

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