I am an archaeological scientist interested in the development and application of analytical techniques, of chronometric and biomolecular nature, to archaeological and palaeoenvironmental investigations.
I specialise in radiocarbon dating, and have extensive experience in sample collection, development of new protocols for decontaminating archaeological material, and the statistical interpretation of AMS results using Bayesian modelling.
I am also interested in the application of biomolecular tools, such as collagen peptide fingerprinting (also known as ZooMS), to better understand the archaeological record.
I have led research activities and projects involving multi-period research questions and sites, spanning from the Middle Palaeolithic to the Byzantine/Medieval era. The majority of my work focuses on Pleistocene-age sites from Eurasia and Africa.
In 2017, I joined the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena (Germany) as Group Leader in the Department of Archaeology and Principal Investigator of FINDER, a 5-year research project funded by the European Research Council.
I am also a Research Associate at the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art at the University of Oxford, where I was based between 2005-2017. While at Oxford, I was the William Golding Junior Research Fellow at Brasenose College; Junior Fellow of Linacre College, and student at Keble College.
I have previously worked in Spain, Egypt and my native Greece.