British School at Athens
52 Souedias Street
+30 211 1022 816
As Assistant Administrator I am responsible for preparing permit applications for BSA fieldwork projects and for study permits by individual BSA members to the Greek Ministry of Culture as well as assisting BSA members in their contacts with the Greek Ministry of Culture and the Greek academic community.
I received a BA in History and Archaeology from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, an MA in Prehistoric Archaeology from the University of Crete, an MSc in Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology from the University of Sheffield and a PhD in Prehistoric Archaeology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. I specialize in the excavation of mortuary deposits and the laboratory analysis of commingled human remains. My research interests lie primarily in prehistoric mortuary practices, funerary taphonomy, archaeothanatology, modes of pre- and post-burial body manipulation and bone histology. I have participated as an osteoarchaeologist in several research projects led by National and International Institutions and I was employed as a contract osteoarchaeologist for almost five years in the Greek Archaeological Service. I am currently involved as a scientific associate in the TEFRA research project, directed by Associate Professor Sevasti Triantaphyllou.
Müller, S. and Papakonstantinou, N. in preparation. New investigations into the funerary function of Chrysolakkos. Proceedings of the 13th International Congress of Cretan Studies, 5-9 October 2022, Agios Nikolaos.
Triantaphyllou, S. and Papakonstantinou, N. in press. Apesokari Tholos A: The evidence from the human remains. In G. Flouda (ed.) An Archaeological palimpsest. Tholos Tomb A and Habitation at Apesokari Messara. Philadelphia: INSTAP Academic Press.
Kiriatzi, E. Papakonstantinou, N. and Gerousi, T. in press. From the excavation to the laboratory: Osteoarchaeological research at the British School at Athens. Proceedings of the International Conference, “They are not silent after all… Human remains in archaeological museums. Ethics and display. Directorate of Archaeological Museums, Exhibitions and Educational Programmes,
Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.
Lazaridis, I., Alpaslan-Roodenberg…….Papakonstantinou, N. et al. 2022. The genetic history of the Southern Arc: A bridge between West Asia and Europe. Science 377: eabm4247.
Lazaridis, I., Alpaslan-Roodenberg…….Papakonstantinou, N. et al. 2022. Ancient DNA from Mesopotamia suggests distinct Pre-Pottery and Pottery Neolithic migrations into Anatolia. Science 377: 982-987.
Lazaridis, I., Alpaslan-Roodenberg…….Papakonstantinou, N. et al. 2022. A genetic probe into the ancient and medieval history of Southern Europe and West Asia. Science 377: 940-951.
Müller Celka, S., Benech C., Darras, L., Fovet, E., Lespez, L. Parfant, C., Perruchon-Monge, L., Papakonstantinou, N., Pomadère, M., Régagnon, E. et Vautier, F. 2021. Recherches complémentaires sur l’organisation de la ville minoenne de Malia [notice archéologique]. Bulletin archéologique des Écoles françaises à l’étranger [En ligne], Grèce.
http://journals.openedition.org/baefe/4270 ; DOI : https://doi.org/10.4000/baefe.4270
Philippa-Touchais, A., Touchais, G., Papadimitriou, N., Pappi, E., Papakonstantinou N. et Triantaphyllou, S. 2020. «La Deiras revisitée» [notice archéologique]. Bulletin archéologique des Écoles françaises à l’étranger [En ligne], Grèce.
http://journals.openedition.org/baefe/1720; DOI: https://doi.org/10.4000/baefe.1720.
Papakonstantinou, N., Booth, Th., Triantaphyllou, S. 2020. Human remains under the microscope of funerary taphonomy. Investigating the histological biography of the decaying body in the prehistoric Aegean. Journal of Archaeological Science, Reports 34(A): 102654.
Papakonstantinou, N., Triantaphyllou, S. and Stathi M. 2019. Acts of memorialization of the dead body in the Mycenaean cemetery at Kolikrepi-Spata, Attica. In E. Borgna, I. Caloi, F.M. Carinci F.M. and R. Laffineur (eds), MNHMH / MNEME. Past and Memory in the Aegean Bronze Age. Proceedings of the 17th International Aegean Conference, University of Udine, Department of Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Department of Humanities, 17-21.04.2018, Aegaeum 43. Peeters, Leuven-Liege 2017, 737-742.