Active Research

Active Research

Since it opened, the lab has facilitated the independent research of over 150 scholars representing more than a dozen countries. In addition to their own research, Wiener Laboratory fellows and associates often provide education to members of the School and to the local and scientific communities through lectures, independent publications, consultations, and hands-on workshops.

 

Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory research project partnerships:

 

Phaleron Archaic/Classical- Period Cemetery analysis

General view of parts of the cemetery showing the variation of burial practices A leader in archaeological scientific research, the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory was recently granted permission to study the cemetery at Phaleron (the old port of Athens). The cemetery is being excavated by Dr. Stella Chryssoulaki, Ephor of Piraeus and Western Attica, and is one of the most significant necropoleis in Attica during the Archaic Period. It was used for almost three centuries, from the late 8th to the early 5th century B.C. To date, over 1,500 burials have been recovered, including nearly 400 infant and child inhumations in jars. A team of top bioarchaeologists representing the Wiener Lab and the American School – led by Prof. Jane Buikstra of Arizona State University (a Trustee of the School and a member of the American Academy of Sciences) in collaboration with Dawnie Steadman, Director of the Forensics Laboratory of the University of Tennessee – will undertake managing the study and scientific analysis of the skeletal remains.

The scope and range of the burials are of unparalleled importance for the study of ancient Athens and its port of Phaleron in the Archaic Period. The potential that these burials provide for increasing our understanding of ancient Greek society is significant. Questions concerning ancient diet and disease, as well as social and political processes--such as the death penalty, political reforms, and legislation-- can potentially be answered. These answers could then lead to comparative studies that would eventually have global impact.

For further information you can visit the Phaleron Bioarchaeological Project’s webpage here.

 

The Megalopolis Palaeoenvironmental Project

Following an ASCSA granted permit and its approval by the Ministry of Culture, a 5 years survey at Megalopolis basin (MEGAPAL), Peloponnese is being undertaken under Wiener Lab director Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas in collaboration with Prof. Katerina Harvati from Tubingen University and Dr. Eleni Panagopoulou from the Ministry of Culture. The aim of the project is to identify early Palaeolithic occupation in Greece. During a previous project a team from the Ephoreia of Palaeoanthropology-Speleology of the Ministry of Culture and the University of Tübingen, that also included several researchers working in the Lab, identified and studied the earliest radiometrically dated site in Greece, a ca. 0.5 million year old elephant butchering site at Megalopolis. The MEGAPAL project will explore target areas for assessing the potential for identifying both younger and older sites. The crucial time period > 500 ka BP, contemporary with the earliest hominin finds in Iberia and the UK, remains undocumented in our region. At the same time the project will provide a palaeoecological and chronological framework which will aid in interpreting the archaeological record of the area.

 

The Artemision of Amarynthos Project in Euboea

An agreement was signed in 2020 between the Swiss School of Archaeology in Greece and Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas on behalf of the Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA to undertake the geoarchaeological investigation of Amarynthos excavations. The Wiener Lab research team includes Dr. Myrsini Gkouma and MSc Dimitrios Roussos. The project is supported by a Niarchos Foundation fellowship.

Excavations by the Swiss School in the foothills of Paleoekklisies Hill south of Amarynthos, beginning in 2006, have brought to light massive foundations belonging to monumental buildings and revealed a persistent occupation of the area from the Mycenaean times up to the Medieval Era. In 2017 these buildings were securely identified as belonging to the sanctuary of Artemis Amarysia (Artemision). The geoarchaeological study of the site, undertaken by the Wiener Lab team, will use several scientific methods including archaeological soil micromorphology, geochemical, and mineralogical analyses. The primary aim of the project is to investigate the relation between natural and anthropogenic depositional events that have shaped the site. The objective is three-fold: reconstruct the spatial and temporal evolution of the stratigraphy of the site, identify possible periods of occupational hiatuses and their relationship with environmental changes, and help refine the chronological resolution in such tightly overlapping archaeological horizons. Moreover, the investigation may potentially provide additional evidence regarding the use of space and ritual practices as well as help elucidate on several architectural choices in relation to landscape changes.

 

Current Research Projects (Wiener Laboratory Fellows and Affiliated Researchers):

Ioanna Moutafi, Human Skeletal Studies
Wiener Laboratory Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Ioanna Moutafi from the University of Cambridge is working on the study of human skeletal remains from various Late Bronze Age sites. Her research interests focus on Aegean Prehistory and Social Bioarchaeology, with special emphasis on the social dimensions of prehistoric mortuary practices.

Katerina Papayianni, Zooarchaeology
Dr. Katerina Papayianni (Department of History and Archaeology, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece) is the Wiener Laboratory Programmatic Postdoctoral Fellow 2021-2024. Dr. Papayianni is a zooarchaeologist specialising in microfauna (rodents, insectivores, bats, amphibians, reptiles) and her scientific interests focus on the small mammal commensalism reflected in ancient societies through the excavations and identification of small mammal bones. During the 3-year fellowship Dr. Papayianni will study the microfauna from Azoria and Onithe settlements in East and West Crete respectively; the material derives from the layers dated between the Early Iron Age and the Archaic period. Crete has seen different waves of mammal natural migration or transportation by humans from the Pleistocene onwards gradually shaping its modern biodiversity. The human import of domestic mammals in the early Holocene lead to the extinction of endemic species, including rodents; however the modern fauna of Crete includes species, like the house mouse, the black rat and the spiny mouse, who are associated with human transportation. The aim of this project is to identify the microvertebrate biodiversity of the early historic Cretan towns and the respective natural habitats and see which species survived from previous periods as well as to document imports or extinctions of species facilitated by humans. It also aims to detect the level of interaction between humans and small mammals in the daily life as well as in the symbolic sphere.

Theofania Tsempera, Human Skeletal Studies
Wiener Laboratory Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow, Ms. Theofania Tsempera from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands is analyzing human skeletal remains from the Classical Cemetery of Sparta, and other burial grounds from the Spartan territory spanning the Geometric to the Roman times (c. 8th BC - 4th AD). Ms. Tsempera will integrate osteological material, mortuary contextual information, biomolecular data and literary evidence in order to explore biological and social aspects of Spartan society and reconstruct the Spartan funerary ideology for the first time. The outcomes of the study will enlighten debated and contested features of the Spartan society (such as age and gender divisions, harsh training and frugal diet, equality among citizens, etc.) and pierce through the layers of later interpretation and myth surrounding ancient Sparta.

Mauro Rizzetto, Zooarchaeology
Mauro Rizzetto is Research Associate Fellow at the Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA. He studied for his BSc, MSc and PhD at the University of Sheffield (UK), specialising in zooarchaeology. His research focuses on the main domestic animals and their socio-economic role within human communities; methodologically, he specialised on biometrical analyses, applied to the study of domestic animal management, taxonomic identification, and environmental change. He also works on fish remains from Ptolemaic/Roman Egypt and is developing a method for the identification of European archaeological cervid remains. He is an active member of the International Council for Archaeozoology (ICAZ) and the Italian Association of Archaeozoology (AIAZ).

At ASCSA, he is working on the animal remains from Middle Neolithic Koutroulou Magoula, Central Greece. The tell site stands out for its size, the quality of architecture and infrastructure, as well as for the significance and cosmopolitan nature of its material culture. Previous research suggests animals co-habited with humans at the site, and played a key role in food production as well as in shaping life experiences and creating social bonds. Current zooarchaeological research will look in detail at the nature of human-animal relationship at the site, tackling issues such as domestic animal management, diversity, and spatial differentiation in the treatment and disposal of their remains.

Jessica Rothwell, Human Skeletal Studies
Jessica Rothwell is a Ph.D. Candidate in Bioarchaeology at Arizona State University and the current Wiener Laboratory Research Associate Fellow. Her dissertation research is part of the broader Phaleron Bioarchaeological Project and will investigate the early childhood diets, health outcomes, and age-related social identities of individuals buried at Phaleron by leveraging biogeochemical, paleopathological, and spatial methodologies. These methods will be used to determine what people at Phaleron were eating early in life, how this affected their overall health and survivability, and how social attitudes toward individuals dying at different ages were reflected in mortuary practice. This will contribute to a broader understanding of children and childhood during the Archaic Period in Athens.

Maria Liston, Human Skeletal Studies
Prof. Maria A. Liston (University of Waterloo, ON), is Wiener Laboratory Honorary Research Affiliate and Senior Associate Member of the ASCSA working on the Early Christian (5th-7th CE) cemeteries associated with the Sanctuary of Ismenion Apollo, Thebes. The cemeteries are associated with an early hospice or hospital, where large numbers of patients suffering from leprosy sought treatment. In addition there are individuals with cancers, congenital defects, traumatic injuries, and other infectious disease. Two mass graves hold victims of a catastrophic event, possibly plague. Pathogen DNA analysis will help to identify the diseases suffered by these peoples, while stable isotope analysis may identify whether these are local peoples or individuals that traveled to this site seeking healing.

Furthermore, Prof. Liston is studying the human remains from a well excavated in the Roman Gymnasium at Eretria (Swiss School of Archaeology in Greece excavations). The lower levels of the excavated well preserve huge quantities of animal bones, but also contain large quantities of infant and fetal remains in many ways similar to the Agora Bone Well (Liston, Rotroff and Snyder 2018), but several centuries later in date. The project provides an opportunity to retest some of the hypotheses about the Agora bone well, and to explore new questions due to the dramatic improvement in archaeological recovery techniques between 1932 and 2016. The identification of adult skeletons, buried near the top of the well, with skeletal symptoms of leprosy, will allow for a comparison with the material studied from the cemeteries associated with the Sanctuary of Ismenion Apollo, Thebes.

Eleanna Prevedorou, Human Skeletal Studies
Dr. Eleanna Prevedorou is working on the Phaleron Project (See relevant section above, on the Phaleron Bioarchaeological Project). In addition, Dr. Prevedorou continues to expand on her previous bioarchaeological and biogeochemical research on Aegean prehistory, particularly with regard to the Early Bronze Age in Attica. Most recently, she was responsible for the excavation, curation, and analysis of the human burial found in the Ash Altar on Mt. Lykaion.

Paraskevi Tritsaroli, Human Skeletal Studies
Dr. Paraskevi (Voula) Tritsaroli, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow in Groningen Institute of Archaeology, University of Groningen, is Senior Visiting Associate Member of the ASCSA, analyzing human osteological remains from the necropolis of ancient Dion (Hellenistic – Early Byzantine period), the sacred city and pilgrimage site of ancient Macedonians. Her H2020 project ‘BODIes of CONtact (BODICON): Identity negotiations and biocultural effects in the Roman colonies of Macedonia’ examines processes of identity negotiations under colonial regimes by investigating the biocultural effects of conquest and colonization of the Roman Empire in the Eastern Mediterranean. Representing a new generation of contact studies, the aim of the project is to expand upon traditional elite/non-elite dichotomies or the focus on the health of conquered peoples toward how political transformations are incorporated by the human body and expressed in mortuary practices of both the colonized and the colonizers.

Eleni Nodarou, Geoarchaeology and Materials Science
Dr. Eleni Nodarou from INSTAP Study Center for Eastern Crete is participating in various archaeological projects involving analysis of Cretan pottery from the Neolithic to the Byzantine period. Her research focuses on the petrographic analysis of ceramics.

 

ASCSA Affiliated Projects (2018-2020)*

Athenian Agora, Attica
Dr. Flint Dibble (Dartmouth College & M. H. Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Zooarchaeology.
Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas (Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Geoarchaeology.
Dr. Maria Liston (University of Waterloo), Bioarchaeology.
Dr. Brian Martens (Creighton University), chemical analysis of artifacts (pXRF).

The Azoria Project, Crete
Dr. Flint Dibble (Dartmouth College & M. H. Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Zooarchaeology.
Dr. Dimitrios Michailidis (Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Zooarchaeology.
Dr. Katerina Papayianni (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Zooarchaeology.

Ancient Corinth, Corinthia
Dr. Evi Margaritis (The Cyprus Institute), Archaeobotany (seeds).
Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas (Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Geoarchaeology.

Iklaina excavations, Messenia
Dr. Deborah Ruscillo Cosmopoulos (Washington University in St. Louis), Zooarchaeology.

The Lechaion Harbor and Settlement Land Project, Corinthia
Dr. Daniel Fallu (UiT - The Arctic University of Norway), Geoarchaeology.
Dr. Chantel White (University of Pennsylvania), Archaeobotany

Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey Project, Arcadia
Dr. Eleanna Prevedorou (Arizona State University & M. H. Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Bioarchaeology.

Megalopolis Palaeoenvironmental Project, Arcadia
Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas (Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Geoarchaeology.
Dr. Dimitrios Michailidis (Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Zooarchaeology.
Dr. Maria Ntinou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Archaeobotany (charcoal).
Dr. Katerina Papayianni (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Zooarchaeology.
Dr. Georgia Tsartsidou (Hellenic Ministry of Culture), Archaeobotany (phytoliths).

Methone, Pieria
Dr. Rena Veropoulidou (Hellenic Ministry of Culture & M. H. Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Archaeomalacology.

Mitrou Archaeological Project (MAP), Phthiotis
Ms. Meagan Dennison (University of Tennessee, Knoxville & M. H. Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Zooarchaeology.
Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas (Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Geoarchaeology.

Mochlos Archaeological Project, Crete
Dr. Jonathan Flood (Frostburg State University), Geoarchaeology.
Dr. Katerina Papayianni (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Zooarchaeology.
Dr. Eleni Nodarou (INSTAP Study Center for East Crete), pottery analysis

The Molyvoti Archaeological Project, Thrace
Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas (Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Geoarchaeology.
Dr. Chantel White (University of Pennsylvania), Archaeobotany.

Excavations at Ancient Nemea, Corinthia
Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas (Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Geoarchaeology.

Palace of Nestor Excavations, Pylos, Messenia
Dr. Myrsini Gkouma (The Cyprus Institute & National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Geoarchaeology.
Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas (Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Geoarchaeology.

Thebes Excavation, Boeotia
Dr. Maria Liston (University of Waterloo & Wiener Laboratory Honorary Research Affiliate), Bioarchaeology.
Dr. Evi Margaritis (The Cyprus Institute), Archaeobotany (seeds).

 

Other projects (2018-2020)*

Aghios Ioannis Church, Boeotia (Byzantine)
Dr. Paraskevi (Voula) Tritsaroli (University of Groningen), Bioarchaeology.

Aghios Ioannis, Kopais, Boeotia (Bronze Age)
Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas (Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Geoarchaeology.
Dr. Evi Margaritis (The Cyprus Institute), Archaeobotany (seeds).
Dr. Paraskevi (Voula) Tritsaroli (University of Groningen), Bioarchaeology.

Aghios Sozon, Orchomenos, Boeotia (Byzantine)
Dr. Paraskevi (Voula) Tritsaroli (University of Groningen), Bioarchaeology.

Aghios Vasileios excavations, Lakonia (Bronze Age)
Dr. Daniel Fallu (UiT - The Arctic University of Norway), Geoarchaeology.
Dr. Youri Van den Hurk (University of Groningen), Zooarchaeology.
Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas (Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Geoarchaeology.
Dr. Ioanna Moutafi (Cambridge University), Bioarchaeology.

Amarynthos, Euboea (Classical to Hellenistic)
Dr. Myrsini Gkouma (The Cyprus Institute & National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Geoarchaeology.
Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas (Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Geoarchaeology.
Mr. Dimitrios Roussos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Geoarchaeology.

Amfissa, Phokis (Bronze Age)
Dr. Ioanna Moutafi (Cambridge University), Bioarchaeology.

Aşıklı Höyük, Turkey (Neolithic)
Dr. Georgia Tsartsidou (Hellenic Ministry of Culture), Archaeobotany (phytoliths).
Dr. Rozalia Christidou (CNRS, France), bone tools.

Asprochaliko excavations, Preveza (Palaeolithic)
Ms. Fryni Roditi (University of Tubingen), Zooarchaeology.

Asteria, Glyfada, Attica (Bronze Age)
Ms. Eleni Chreiazomenou (Hellenic Ministry of Culture), stone tools.
Dr. Eleanna Prevedorou (Arizona State University & M. H. Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Bioarchaeology.

Avgi, Kastoria (Neolithic)
Dr. Evi Margaritis (The Cyprus Institute), Archaeobotany (seeds).
Dr. Dimitrios Michailidis (Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Zooarchaeology.
Dr. Katerina Papayianni (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Zooarchaeology.

Dion, Pieria (Hellenistic- early Byzantine)
Dr. Paraskevi (Voula) Tritsaroli (University of Groningen), Bioarchaeology.

Dispilio, Kastoria (Neolithic)
Dr. Evi Margaritis (The Cyprus Institute), Archaeobotany (seeds).

Excavations at Dhaskalio, Keros, Cyclades (Bronze Age)
Dr. Myrsini Gkouma (The Cyprus Institute & National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Geoarchaeology.
Dr. Georgios Kazatzis (The University of Sheffield), Zooarchaeology.
Dr. Evi Margaritis (The Cyprus Institute), Archaeobotany (seeds).
Dr. Antigoni Mavromati (University of Valencia, Spain), Archaeobotany (charcoal).
Dr. Dimitrios Michailidis (Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Zooarchaeology.
Dr. Ioanna Moutafi (Cambridge University), Bioarchaeology.
Dr. Katerina Papagianni (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Zooarchaeology.
Dr. Tatiana Theodoropoulou (Natural History Museum Paris), Zooarchaeology.
Dr. Georgia Tsartsidou (Hellenic Ministry of Culture), Archaeobotany (starch grains).

Delos and Reneia Islands, Cyclades (Hellenistic- Roman)
Dr. Paraskevi (Voula) Tritsaroli (University of Groningen), Bioarchaeology.

Excavations at Eretria, Euboea (Roman)
Dr. Maria Liston (University of Waterloo & Wiener Laboratory Honorary Research Affiliate), Bioarchaeology.

Gla, Kopais, Boeotia (Bronze Age)
Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas (Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Geoarchaeology.
Dr. Evi Margaritis (The Cyprus Institute), Archaeobotany (seeds).

Glyka Nera excavations (Bronze Age)
Dr. Demetra Michail (University College Dublin), Bioarchaeology.
Dr. Ioanna Moutafi (Cambridge University), Bioarchaeology.

Gournia, Crete (Bronze Age)
Ms. Laura Matilde Magno (Université Catholique de Louvain & M. H. Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Geoarchaeology.

Halos city excavations, Magnesia (Hellenistic)
Mr. Dimitrios Filioglou (University of Groningen), Zooarchaeology.

Heraion, Samos (Bronze Age and Classical)
Dr. Evi Margaritis (The Cyprus Institute), Archaeobotany (seeds).
Dr. Antigoni Mavromati (University of Valencia, Spain), Archaeobotany (charcoal).

Ierapetra Basin, Crete (Bronze Age)
Dr. Myrsini Gkouma (The Cyprus Institute & National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Geoarchaeology.
Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas (Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Geoarchaeology.

Imvrou Pigadi, Thessaly (Neolithic)
Mr. Dimitrios Roussos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Geoarchaeology.

Israel, various sites (Hellenistic)
Dr. Kate Birney (Wesleyan University), pottery analysis.

Itanos, Crete (Archaic)
Dr. Evi Margaritis (The Cyprus Institute), Archaeobotany (seeds).

Kallithea Patras, Achaia (Bronze Age)
Ms. Maria Katsimicha (University of Manchester), Bioarchaeology.
Dr. Ioanna Moutafi (Cambridge University), Bioarchaeology.

The Kalydon Archaeological Project
Dr. Myrsini Gkouma (The Cyprus Institute & National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Geoarchaeology.
Dr. Georgia Tsartsidou (Hellenic Ministry of Culture) Archaeobotany (phytoliths).

Kastri, Syros (Bronze Age)
Dr. Evi Margaritis (The Cyprus Institute), Archaeobotany (seeds).

Kifisia, Attica (Iron Age – Roman)
Dr. Eleanna Prevedorou (Arizona State University & M. H. Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Bioarchaeology.

Kirrha excavations at Phokida (Bronze Age)
Dr. Myrsini Gkouma (The Cyprus Institute & National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Geoarchaeology.
Ms. Marie Montagne (University Aix- Marseille, France), stone tools.
Dr. Ioanna Moutafi (Cambridge University), Bioarchaeology.
Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas (Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Geoarchaeology.

Klafsi cemetery, Evrytania (Roman)
Ms. Christina Koureta (Durham University), Bioarchaeology.

Kolona, Aegina Island (Bronze Age)
Dr. Georgia Tsartsidou (Hellenic Ministry of Culture) Archaeobotany (phytoliths).
Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas (Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Geoarchaeology.

Koukounaries, Paros (Bronze Age)
Dr. Eleanna Prevedorou (Arizona State University & M. H. Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Bioarchaeology.

Koutroulou Magoula, Thessaly (Neolithic)
Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas (Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Geoarchaeology.
Dr. Katerina Papayianni (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Zooarchaeology.

Southern Kynouria, Peloponeese (Bronze Age)
Dr. Paraskevi (Voula) Tritsaroli (University of Groningen), Bioarchaeology.

Lazarides, Aegina (Bronze Age)
Dr. Eleanna Prevedorou (Arizona State University & M. H. Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Bioarchaeology.

Limnos Island (Pre-Neolithic)
Dr. Myrsini Gkouma (The Cyprus Institute & National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Geoarchaeology.
Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas (Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Geoarchaeology.

Macedonian Olympus, Pieria (Bronze Age)
Dr. Paraskevi (Voula) Tritsaroli (University of Groningen), Bioarchaeology.

Malia excavations, Crete (Bronze Age)
Dr. Katerina Papayianni (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Zooarchaeology.
Dr. Marta Lorenzon (University of Helsinki), Geoarchaeology (use of Lab FTIR and SEM/EDS).
Dr. Eleni Nodarou (INSTAP Study Center for East Crete), pottery analysis

Megara, Attica (Iron Age)
Dr. Eleanna Prevedorou (Arizona State University & M. H. Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Bioarchaeology.

Nea Styra, Euboea (Bronze Age)
Dr. Eleanna Prevedorou (Arizona State University & M. H. Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Bioarchaeology.

Palepaphos project in Cyprus (Classical)
Dr. Myrsini Gkouma (The Cyprus Institute & National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Geoarchaeology.
Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas (Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Geoarchaeology.
Dr. Marta Lorenzon (University of Helsinki), Geoarchaeology

Papadiokampos, Siteia, Crete (Bronze Age)
Dr. Eleni Nodarou (INSTAP Study Center for East Crete), pottery analysis
Dr. Daniel Fallu (UiT - The Arctic University of Norway), Geoarchaeology.

Pelekita Cave, Crete (Neolithic to Bronze Age)
Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas (Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Geoarchaeology.
Dr. Dimitrios Michailidis (Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Zooarchaeology.
Dr. Katerina Papayianni (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Zooarchaeology.
Dr. Georgia Tsartsidou (Hellenic Ministry of Culture), Archaeobotany (phytoliths).

ERC grant “Food cultures of ancient Europe” (PlantCult), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Ms. Georgia Kassapidou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Archaeobotany (starch grains and phytoliths).
Dr. Sofia Laparidou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Archaeobotany (starch grains and phytoliths).
Dr. Calla McNamee (University of Calgary & Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Archaeobotany (starch grains and phytoliths).
Dr. Maria Ntinou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Archaeobotany (charcoal).
Dr. Georgia Tsartsidou (Hellenic Ministry of Culture), Archaeobotany (phytoliths).

Plasi, Marathonas, Attica (Bronze Age – Iron Age)
Dr. Myrsini Gkouma (The Cyprus Institute & National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Geoarchaeology.
Dr. Eleanna Prevedorou (Arizona State University & M. H. Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Bioarchaeology.

Salamis Island, Attica (Bronze Age)
Dr. Eleanna Prevedorou (Arizona State University & M. H. Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Bioarchaeology.
Dr. Flint Dibble (Dartmouth College & M. H. Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Zooarchaeology.

Samiko, Elis (Bronze Age)
Dr. Eleanna Prevedorou (Arizona State University & M. H. Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Bioarchaeology.
Dr. Flint Dibble (Dartmouth College & M. H. Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Zooarchaeology.
Dr. Evi Margaritis (The Cyprus Institute), Archaeobotany (seeds).

Sikiona, Corinthia (Hellenistic)
Dr. Myrsini Gkouma (The Cyprus Institute & National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Geoarchaeology.

Sissi excavations, Crete (Bronze Age)
Ms. Laura Matilde Magno (Université Catholique de Louvain & M. H. Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Geoarchaeology.
Dr. Evgenia Tsafou (Université Catholique de Louvain), Archaeobotany (starch grains).
Dr. Eleni Nodarou (INSTAP Study Center for East Crete), pottery analysis

Sohas, Leonidio, Peloponeese (Bronze Age)
Dr. Paraskevi (Voula) Tritsaroli (University of Groningen), Bioarchaeology.

Stelida, Naxos Island, Cyclades (Palaeolithic)
Dr. Justin Holcomb (Boston University), Geoarchaeology.
Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas (Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Geoarchaeology.

Therasia Project, Cyclades (Bronze Age)
Dr. Myrsini Gkouma (The Cyprus Institute & National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Geoarchaeology.

Thorikos, Attica (Bronze Age)
Dr. Eleanna Prevedorou (Arizona State University & M. H. Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Bioarchaeology.

Tell Atchana, Turkey (Bronze Age)
Ms. Müge Bulu (Koç University), pottery analysis.

Tsikalario, Naxos (Geometric)
Dr. Evi Margaritis (The Cyprus Institute), Archaeobotany (seeds).

Varambas, Attica (Neolithic)
Dr. Paraskevi (Voula) Tritsaroli (University of Groningen), Bioarchaeology.

Vasiliki, Ierapetra, Crete (Bronze Age)
Dr. Eleni Nodarou (INSTAP Study Center for East Crete), pottery analysis

Vathi, Astypalaia (Bronze Age)
Dr. Evi Margaritis (The Cyprus Institute), Archaeobotany (seeds).

Voudeni, Achaia (Bronze Age)
Dr. Ioanna Moutafi (Cambridge University), Bioarchaeology.

Xangounaki Cave, Diros, Lakonia (Neolithic)
Dr. Michael Galaty (University of Michigan), pottery analysis and stone tool analysis.
Dr. William Parkinson (University of Illinois at Chicago), pottery analysis and stone tool analysis.
Dr. Daniel J. Pullen, (Florida State University), pottery analysis and stone tool analysis.
Dr. Angelos Hadjikoumis (The University of Sheffield), Zooarchaeology.
Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas (Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA), Geoarchaeology.

Zagora, Andros (Geometric)
Dr. Evi Margaritis (The Cyprus Institute), Archaeobotany (seeds).

 

* The list may not be complete; please alert us if you identify omissions.