Dr Evangelia Kiriatzi
British School at Athens
52 Souedias Street
+30 211 1022 835
My research focuses on the study of technology in pre-industrial societies, with emphasis on ceramics and the study of technological landscapes, though the integrated application of scientific techniques (ceramic petrology, elemental analysis, scanning electron microscopy), in combination with landscape resources prospection, replication experiments and ethnoarchaeology. Most of my work has originally focused on prehistoric Aegean but has gradually expanded across the Mediterranean and up to the early modern times. Moreover, I have developed a particular interest in exploring issues of identity and mobility of potters through the transmission of technological knowledge within and across different landscapes. Most of my research time in the last 20 years has been associated with three large-scale diachronic and collaborative projects in central coastal Macedonia and the Aegean islands of Aegina and Kythera. More recently, I have been involved in research in western Anatolia, central Italy, the Iberian peninsula and the British Isles.
As Fitch Laboratory Director, I have put a lot of emphasis on developing the infrastructure and capacities of the laboratory for undertaking new research initiatives in areas beyond the Aegean, for expanding its collaboration networks beyond the UK and Greece, and for carrying out training programmes, both practice- and course-based, for postgraduate students and young scholars from around the world.
I received a BA in History and Archaeology, with additional (course-based) training in geology, from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a PhD in Archaeology from the same university. I previously held research jobs in Thessaloniki, London, Cambridge and Sheffield (UK), and visiting posts in Cincinnati and Doha (Qatar). I am currently Honorary Research Associate at the MacDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge.
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