Efi Nikita presents her new project: People in Motion
This week, the Fitch Laboratory has had the pleasure of hosting Efi Nikita, Assistant Professor in Bioarchaeology at the Cyprus Institute. Having collaborated with the Fitch and BSA during most of her academic career, Efi has been in discussions to continue this collaboration in the scope of her new research project: People in Motion. The new and exciting 3-year research project, funded by the Cypriot Research Promotion Foundation, aims to investigate mobility in the Mediterranean during the Byzantine period, through a study of human remains, combining information from dental morphology, dental calculus micro-debris, and strontium isotope analysis.
Efi, kindly gave a presentation to the Fitch and other members of the BSA which introduced the project. This presentation also highlighted the outreach work that will take place alongside this project. By engaging with the public through information videos and pamphlets, as well as presentations, this project hopes to explore ideas of migration – a very current and important issue in the Mediterranean today.
We wish Efi and her team good luck and look forward to hearing about the results in the coming years.