I am an archaeological scientist interested in the development and application of analytical techniques, of chronometric and other 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 other analytical tools, such as collagen peptide fingerprinting (also known as ZooMS) and stable isotopes, to better understand the archaeological record.
The majority of my work focuses on Pleistocene-age sites from Eurasia and Africa. I have led research activities and projects involving multi-period research questions and sites, spanning from the Middle Palaeolithic to the Byzantine/Medieval era.
In 2017, I joined the Department of Archaeology at the Max Planck Insitute for the Science of Human History in Jena (Germany) as Group Leader and Principal Investigator of FINDER, a 5-year research project funded by the European Research Council.
I am also a visiting academic at the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art at the University of Oxford, where I was based for 12 years (2005-2017) and from where I obtained my Masters and Doctorate degrees (see CV).
Since 2013, I have been the William Golding Junior Research Fellow at Brasenose College; prior to this I was Junior Fellow of Linacre College and student at Keble College, all at Oxford.
I lived and worked in Spain and studied in my native Greece.