Team

Permanent Team

Jan Driessen

Jan Driessen, the director of the project, is professor of Greek archaeology at the UCL where he was head of the Department of Archaeology and Art History till 2009 and vice-head of the research institute INCAL till 2015. He is also director of the Belgian School at Athens. He did his PhD at the KULeuven […]

Charlotte Langohr

Charlotte Langohr studied archaeology and art history at the UCL. As an aspirant of the FNRS she finished her PhD in 2008 focusing on the Late Minoan II-IIIB period in Crete. Since 2003, she has been involved in archaeological and study campaigns on Crete at Palaikastro, Malia and Sissi, where she is currently responsible for […]

Quentin Letesson

Quentin Letesson studied archaeology at the UCL with a dissertation on space syntax applied to Minoan architecture, which was also the topic of his DEA and PhD (From Phenotype to Genotype: Space Syntax Analysis in Minoan Architecture (MM IIIB-LM IB), which he finished in 2007 as an aspirant of the FNRS. He participated in archaeological […]

Maud Devolder

Maud Devolder is currently a Gerda Henkel Research Fellow of the research group AEGIS (UCLouvain). She did her PhD at the UCLouvain on the ‘Social Components and Interactions in Neopalatial Crete’, as an aspirant funded by the F.R.S.-FNRS. She graduated in Archaeology at the UCLouvain and holds a Master in Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology from the […]

Florence Gaignerot-Driessen

Florence Gaignerot-Driessen received her Ph.D. in Greek Archaeology from the Sorbonne University (Paris IV) and is affiliated to the CNRS (UMR 8167-Equipe Antiquité Classique et Tardive). She is an external collaborator in the Aegis research group and a member of the ARC Programme “A world in crisis” (UCLouvain). She has been excavating on Crete since […]

Simon Jusseret

After graduating in geology (ULg) and archaeology (UCL), Simon Jusseret completed a PhD in geoarchaeology supervised by J. Driessen and C. Baeteman (RISNB) (Neolithic and Bronze Age coastal landscapes in Crete: a geoarchaeological approach). He is currently F.R.S.-FNRS postdoctoral researcher at UCL and member of Aegis as well as of the ARC ‘A World in […]

Sylviane Déderix

Sylviane Déderix is currently a postdoctoral researcher at UCLouvain (ARC “A World in Crisis”). She studied Archaeology as well as Oriental Languages and Literature, before completing a PhD under the supervision of Prof. J. Driessen and Dr. A. Sarris (IMS-FORTH). Her research interests include Aegean and more specifically Minoan archaeology, archaeological GIS, landscape studies and […]

Ilaria Caloi

Ilaria Caloi is currently a FSR-Marie Curie post-doc fellow at the Université Catholique de Louvain and as a member of the Aegis group, she has been working at the Minoan site of Sissi as pottery specialist since 2013. She is also involved in many research projects on Crete in collaboration with the Italian Archaeological School […]

Hannah Joris

Hannah Joris did an MFA in Jewelry & Corpus at Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design (Stockholm, Sweden) after completing a BFA at the MAD-Faculty (Belgium). In 2013 Hannah completed her PhD in Arts, entitled “Via the body. A research on the expression of the human condition through body fragmentation – jewelry art […]

Isabelle Crevecoeur

Isabelle Crevecoeur (Ph.D. 2006, Université Bordeaux 1 and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) is a researcher of the CNRS in France (UMR 5199 PACEA, Université de Bordeaux). Her research interests include palaeo-anthropological and bio-archaeological studies of Late Pleistocene fossil specimens and Early Holocene populations from Europe and Africa. At Sissi, she is member of the physical anthropologist […]

Aurore Schmitt

Aurore Schmitt is « chargée de recherche » at the CNRS (UMR 7268 – ADèS) in Marseille (France). Her research focuses on the archaeology of death and biological features of Mediterranean Neolithic and Bronze Age populations. At the UMR, she also directs the research group «Archeo-anthropology of holocene populations » and teaches on archeothanatology. At […]

Nicolas Kress

Nicolas Kress (aka Léo) has an MA in archaeology (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium). His dissertation focused on the integration of different field techniques (excavation, survey, GPR, GPS, aerial photography,…) within Geographical Information Systems (GIS). He then specialised in land-surveying at the IEPSCF-Namur (Belgium). He started as student in 2007 at Sissi and is still […]

Valasia Isaakidou

Valasia Isaakidou (Univ. of Oxford) is the bioarchaeology co-ordinator and zooarchaeology specialist for the Sissi project. She studied zooarchaeology and Aegean prehistory at UCL (London) and Sheffield. Her PhD thesis (UCL 2004) explored animal consumption based on zooarchaeological analysis of a large diachronic (7000-1300 BC) assemblage from Knossos. Her research interests focus on methodological and […]

Alexandra Livarda

Alexandra Livarda (Univ. of Nottingham, UK), the archaeobotanist of the project. She is Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Archaeology at the University of Nottingham. Alex has long experience working on many projects, mainly in Greece, Turkey and Britain. In Crete she is currently co-directing the Bronze Age excavation at Palaikastro with Prof. Carl Knappett (University of […]

Rena Veropoulidou

Rena Veropoulidou (Hellenic Ministry of Culture & Univ. of Thessaloniki) is the SArPedon Project land and marine mollusc analyst. She studied archaeology (BA, MA, PhD) at the Univ. of Thessaloniki. Her PhD (2011) explored mollusc and shell consumption in prehistoric (6700-1000 BCE) Northern Greece based on large archaeomalacological assemblages from several sites. Rena has experience […]

Christina Tsoraki

Christina Tsoraki is the ground stone specialist for the SArPedon project. She is currently a Marie Curie Intra-European Research Fellow at Leiden University (Material Culture Studies). Her project investigates the role of technology in the development of social networks in early farming societies through an interdisciplinary research strategy that integrates stone technology and functional analysis […]

Maria Anastasiadou

Maria Anastasiadou is a specialist of Aegean glyptic. After a postdoctoral fellowship in Louvain-la-Neuve she is currently employed by the University of Heidelberg where, among others, she is supervising the work at the archive of the CMS. She participated in the Sissi campaigns of 2010 and 2011 and is also a member of the Koumasa […]

Rosemarie McGuire

Rosemarie McGuire continues her role as artist in residence for the 2015 season. The London born artist who lives in Vrachasi, is a graduate of Manchester University. She has exhibited her paintings, covering the 2007-2011 season.

Gavin McGuire

Gavin McGuire is a New Zealand archaeologist and resident photographer at Sissi. Gavin has won several awards for his photographs taken during the Sissi excavations. He lives in Vrachasi, Crete.

Tristan Carter

Tristan Carter is associate professor at McMaster University in Toronto and director of the Naxos prehistoric (SNAP) project. He is the obsidian specialist of our project and is also doing the obsidian of many other excavations, including Mochlos, Azoria etc.

Chronis Papanikolopoulos

Chronis Papanikolopoulos is INSTAPEC-photographer. He has been shooting all Sissi objects since 2007.

Pepi Saridaki

Pepi Saridaki studied Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art at the Technological Institute of Athens, specialized in Conservation of Archaeological and Historical objects and is currently an MSc student in Management of Cultural Units at Hellenic Open University. She has worked at several sites on Crete and is the conservator of the Sissi project.

Constantina Hadjivasili

Constantina Hadjivasili is an archaeological conservator. She completed her first degree in History and Archaeology at the University of Cyprus and afterwards received a MSc degree in Conservation Practice at Cardiff University in 2012, specializing in ethnographic and archaeological objects. As a freelance conservator from 2013 she participated in a number of conservation projects throughout […]

Laura Mary

Laura Mary is an MA student at the Université Catholique de Louvain doing a dissertation on the origin of the stirrup jar in the Aegean. She participated in excavations on the Anavlochos (2012) and Dréros (2013), and also acquired post-survey experience for the site of Sissi (apothiki of Malia, 2012).

Roxanne Dubois

Roxanne Dubois first did a BA at the University of Namur and is now an MA student at the Université Catholique de Louvain doing a dissertation on Quartier Mu at Malia. She has excavated in France and in Belgium.

Nikos Thanos

Nikos Thanos has obtained a degree in Archaeology and Art History from the University of Crete and holds a Master 2 in Classical Studies from Paris IV-Sorbonne with research on the Iconography of Temples A and B in Prinias. He is currently an MSc student at the University of Aegean in the “Applied Sciences in Archaeology” […]

Thérèse Claeys

Thérèse Claeys holds a master in Archaeology and Art History from the UCL and an advanced master in Conservation of Monuments and Sites from the Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation (KULeuven). She is currently a FRESH (F.R.S – FNRS) Research Fellow at UCL under the supervision of Prof. J. Driessen and of Dr. E.-E. […]

Evgenia Tsafou

Evgenia Tsafou studied History and Archaeology and completed an MA in Prehistoric Archaeology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with research on “Incised pottery from Late Bronze age in Toumba Thessaloniki”. Her research interests focus on Aegean archaeology and ceramic analysis. She has participated in excavations and pottery studies in Northern Greece (Toumba Thessaloniki, Paliambela, […]

Eleftheria Zografou

Eleftheria Zografou is an Architect Engineer and a member of the Technical chamber of Greece. She holds a MA in Social Anthropology from the University of the Aegean. She has worked at the Ephorate of Antiquities of Kavala – Thasos, the 20th Ephorate of Classical Antiquities of Lesvos, and under the supervision of the 16th […]

Ophélie Mouthuy

Ophélie Mouthuy studied Classics as well as archaeology at UCLouvain. She is currently a F.R.S.-FNRS Research Fellow under the supervision of Prof. J. Driessen (UCL) and member of Aegis and the ARC “A world in Crisis”. Her PhD dissertation focusses on a multidisciplinary approach of the Linear B deposit of the Northern Entrance Passage at […]

Laura Matilde Magno

Laura Matilde Magno is currently a PhD student at UCLouvain with a project on Intra-Site management strategies in the Late Bronze Age Mediterranean (1300-1150 BC). A geoarchaeological analysis of anthrosols. She graduated in archaeology at La Sapienza, University of Rome, with a MA thesis on Micromorphology and FTIR applied to the study of Southern Italy […]

Julie-Anne Bouchard-Perron

Julie-Anne Bouchard-Perron (University of Nottingham) is a teaching affiliate at the University of Nottingham. She has directed several projects in environmental archaeology and archaeobotany in North America. Recently, she has been collaborating with research teams working in the Agean (e.g. Ancient Methone project, Pistiros Archaeological Project) as post-doctoral researcher and head archaeobotanist.

Marie Nicole Pareja

Marie Nicole Pareja is currently the Managing Editor for the Corpus of Aegean Wall Paintings for the Institute for Aegean Prehistory and a Consulting Scholar for the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.  She earned her Ph.D. from Temple University with a focus on Bronze Age Aegean plasters and wall paintings. Her dissertation […]

Maria Kayafa

Maria Kayafa has studied Education and Archaeology. Her research interests lie in the study of metal artifacts from the BA Aegean, both as typological and technological entities. Her PhD (University of Birmingham, 2000) dealt with prehistoric metallurgy in the Bronze Age Peloponnese and she has published several articles on the chemical analysis and lead isotope […]

2017

Apostolos Sarris

Apostolos Sarris holds a B.A. in Astronomy & Physics and an M.A. in Physics from Boston University and a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Physics/Geophysics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is Research Director & Deputy Director of IMS-FORTH and Head of the Laboratory of Geophysical-Satellite Remote Sensing and Archaeo-environment (GeoSat ReSeArch Lab) of IMS-FORTH […]

Meropi Manataki

Meropi Manataki holds a degree in Mineral Recourses Engineering and an M.Sc in the field of Geotechnology and the Environment from the Technical University of Crete. Since November 2013, she is a PhD candidate at the Technical University of Crete in Geotechnology and Environment and at the same time is collaborating with the Laboratory of […]

Théo Terrana

Théo Terrana is an MA student at the Université Catholique de Louvain doing a dissertation on the pictorial style during the Late Bronze Age. He has worked at Kirrha and excavated at Palaikastro before.

Charlotte Figueroa Arriagada

Charlotte Figueroa Arriagada is a BA student at the Université Catholique de Louvain.

Antonella Coco

Antonella Coco is an MA student at the Università degli Studi di Catania. She has excavated and worked on several archaeological projects on Sicily.

Jasmine Zitelli

Jasmine Zitelli is an MA student at the Università degli Studi di Catania. She has excavated and worked on several archaeological projects on Sicily.

Roberta Riciputo

Roberta Riciputo is an MA student at the Università degli Studi di Catania. She has excavated and worked on several archaeological projects on Sicily and on Crete at Eleftherna, when she was Erasmus student at Rethymnon University.

Christos Koutsaftis

Christos Koutsaftis studied Architecture Engineering (BSc, AUTh, 2010) and Protection of Monuments and Sites (MSc, KU Leuven, 2016). He has worked with architectural firms and has participated in anastylosis projects. His professional and research interests are focused on the management, digital documentation and interpretation of archaeological and architectural heritage

Marilena Pateraki

Marilena Pateraki is an architect engineer, with a master’s degree in Monuments Protection from the National Technical University of Athens, and a keen interest in Minoan archaeology. She will be contributing to the surveying of the findings in the different trenches of the site.

Killian Regnier

Killian Regnier is a bachelor student in archaeology at the UCLouvain.

Jacob Heywood

Jacob Heywood is a PhD student at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is currently undertaking research on the iconography of Late Minoan III larnakes, and has a broad interest in Aegean Bronze Age funerary practices. Jacob has excavated with archaeological projects in Israel and Victoria, Australia

Emilie Hayter

Emilie Hayter is completing a PhD at University College London on the production, consumption and social perception of architectural stone in Minoan Crete. She received funding from the London Arts and Humanities Research Council (LAHP). She participated in archaeological fieldwork in the UK, in Cyprus (Kissonerga Mosphilia and Kissonerga Skalia) in the Cyclades (Keros), in […]

Cedric Van Huffel

Cedric Van Huffel is a BA student in archaeology at the University of Gent.

Alizée Légendart

Alizée Légendart has a PhD in Aegean archaeology from the French Research Program UMR 7044 of Strasbourg jointly with the University Ca’Foscari Venice. Her dissertation was entitled Un Bestiaire minoen : étude iconographique des représentations animales dans le monde minoen (Supervisors : Prof. Danièla Lefèvre-Novaro and Prof. Filippo Maria Carinci). She excavated earlier in France […]

Tia Sager

Tia Sager is a PhD student at the University of Toronto where she is studying under the supervision of Carl Knappett. Her doctoral research is focused on Late Minoan architecture on Crete and she is particularly interested in space syntax theory and architectural innovation and modification during the Late Bronze Age as evidence for social […]

Maria Vlahaki

Maria Vlahaki is an undergraduate student at the University of Crete, at Rethymnon. She has worked on different Cretan excavations, including on Gavdos and at Sissi in 2015 where she supervised the flotation.

Thomas Mumelter

Thomas Mumelter in an undergraduate student at the University of Nottingham reading Archaeology and Art History. His is particularly interested in Bronze Age Aegean Art and the Archaeology of Emotions, and has previously excavated both at Sissi and Palaikastro.

Alice De Luca

Alice De Luca has a MA degree in Archaeology obtained at the University of Catania and at the University of Warsaw. She is currently doing a PhD on maintenance activity and gender relationships on Neopalatial Crete at the UCL.

Alessandro Matera

Alessandro Matera graduated in Archaeology at the University of Catania and at the University of Warsaw with a dissertation on Minoan administrative practices. He is now a PhD student at the UCL.

Siel Leemans

Siel Leemans is an MA student in Archaeology at the University of Ghent. is She has worked at Sissi in 2015 and 2016.

Violaine Bonny

Violaine Bonny has a BA in Social and Cultural Anthropology and an MA in Archaeology from the University Lumière Lyon 2 (which included an exchange year with the University of Western Ontario in Canada). She also has an MA in Biological Anthropology of the University of Aix-Marseille and is now employed by the Archaeological Service […]

Anastasia Mavromati

Anastasia Mavromati is an undergraduate student in the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Ioannina

Sylvain Rosseel

Sylvain Rosseel is an undergraduate student in the Department of Art and Archaeology at the University of Louvain.

Nikos Athanasiadis

Nikos Athanasiadis is an undergraduate student at the Department of History and Archaeology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Nikos participated in the Aristotle University excavation at Toumba Thessaloniki in 2016.

Stephen Jones

Stephen Jones is completing a PhD at the Freie Universität in Berlin on the function of the barbarian in Thucydides. He has participated in archaeological fieldwork at Palaikastro and in FYROM.

Bruna Tsarbopoulos

Bruna Tsarbopoulos is an undergraduate student at the University of São Paulo, Department of History. Her research interests include archaeological research methodology, prehistoric landscapes and bioarchaeology.

Nikos Tsironis

Nikos Tsironis an undergraduate student in the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Ioannina.

Sofia Efthymoglou

Sofia Efthymoglou is an undergraduate student at the Aristotle university of Thessaloniki,department history and archaeology. She participated in the Aristotle’s university excavation at Toumpa Thessaloniki (2016, Prof. S. Andreou, S. Triantaphyllou).

Joanna Vareli

Joanna Vareli is a fourth grade student in Archaeology at the University of Ioannina.

Chrysafi Tegou

Chrysafi Tegou is a student at the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Ioannina.

Konstantina Tegou

Konstantina Tegou is a student at the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Ioannina.

Anna Boga

Anna Boga is an undergraduate student in the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Ioannina.

Antonia Nerantzi

Antonia Nerantzi is an undergraduate student in the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Ioannina.

Thenoni Panagiotopoulou

Thenoni Panagiotopoulou is an undergraduate student in the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Ioannina.

Efterpi Alexiadi

Efterpi Alexiadi is an undergraduate student in the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Ioannina.

Yannis Kordonoulis

Yannis Kordonoulis is an undergraduate student in the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Ioannina.

Lamprini Pantelidou

Lamprini Pantelidou is an undergraduate student at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in the Department of History and Archaeology.

Despina Zoupa

Despina Zoupa is an undergraduate student at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki since 2014. She has participated in the excavations of Melitzia cave (2015, 2016) and Kolominitsa cave (2015) both in the southern Peloponnesus and at Vergina (2016) with post-survey experience from all four campaigns.

Maria Georgiadou

Maria Georgiadou is an undergraduate student at the University of Ioannina, Department History-Archaeology.

Cristina Savulov

Cristina Savulov is a Master of Arts student in the Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations Department at the University of Toronto, with a focus on Near Eastern Archaeology (ceramic analysis), and will be graduating this June. Her current research involves analyzing the ceramic assemblage from Tomb 7 at Tell Banat, under the supervision Dr. Anne Porter, however […]

Ekaterina Sevastakis

Ekaterina Sevastakis is a PhD student at the University of Virginia, where she focusses on zooarchaeology and the Aegean Bronze Age. She is currently interested in the rise of social complexity and the use of landscape in the Early Bronze Age.

Cecile Bouquet

Cecile Bouquet is a BA student in Classical Philology at the UCL with a minor in Archaeology.

Angeliki Pavlidaki

Angeliki Pavlidaki recently graduated from the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Ioannina. She worked as an intern in the Ephorate of Antiquities of Chios in the registration and study of Byzantine pottery and intends to pursue post-graduate studies in Museum Studies. She is also interested in the Aegean Bronze Age and Maritime […]

Alexis Axiotis

Alexis Axiotis is an undergraduate student of the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Ioánnina?

Konstantina (Dina) Mazaraki

Konstantina (Dina) Mazaraki is an undergraduate student at the the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Crete in Rethymnon.

Sofia Fountoukidou

Sofia Fountoukidou studies history and archaeology at the University of Ioannina and is mostly interested in prehistoric archaeology.

Tatiana Thoennes

Tatiana Thoennes is an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto completing a specialisation in Fine Art History and a major in Renaissance Studies. She is also the co-vice president and social media director of the Association of Renaissance Students. She is a Human Resources Administrator for the Canadian Armed Forces-Naval Reserve Division and the […]

Drea Brake

Drea Brake is a graduate student pursuing an MA in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. She has previous experience excavating at Sikyon.

Dimitra Mahaira

Dimitra Mahaira is a 3rd year student at the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Ioannina, in the Faculty of Archaeology. She already took part in excavations near Chalkidiki, the last two summers.

Audrey Crabbé

Audrey Crabbé is a 3rd year BA student at the Department of Archaeology at the University of Ghent.

Justine Monville

Justine Monville is an MA student in Archaeology at the University of Liège.

Romain Machavoine

Romain Machavoine is a graduate student in Greek Archaeology at the University of Paris IV-Sorbonne, with a master’s thesis on funerary practices and architecture in Hellenistic and Roman Crete. He excavated in France as well as in Greece (Dreros, Delphi, Anavlochos) and is a member of the Anavlochos’ team since 2012.

Sophia Kyriakidou

Sophia Kyriakidou is a 3rd year student at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki studying Archaeology and History of Arts.

Diamanthi (Manto) Tsiliki

Diamanthi (Manto) Tsiliki is a BA student in Archaeology at the University of Ioannina.

Irini Boutsi

Irini Boutsi is a senior student at the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Ioannina.

Lefteris Drosos

Lefteris Drosos is an undergraduate student of Archaeology at the University Of Ioannina.

Dimitra Skoulikari

Dimitra Skoulikari graduated from Idaho State University in 2016 with a BA in anthropology. She participated in excavations at Azoria (Kavousi) in 2015 and 2016, at Sissi in 2016, and at Dreros in 2016. Her main focus as an undergraduate was biological anthropology/archaeology. She wants to continue with archaeology hopefully here in Greece through a […]

Malo Vannet

Malo Vannet is a graduate student in Archaeology of the University of Paris IV-Sorbonne who excavated in France as well as on Crete (Dreros and Sissi 2015) and Delos.

Eleni Adam

Eleni Adam is an undergraduate student in Archaeology at the University of Ioannina.

Juliette Wilmet

Juliette Wilmet is a bachelor student in Archaeology and History of Art at the UCL.

Oriane De Meulemeester

Oriane De Meulemeester is a bachelor student in Archaeology and History of Art at the UCL.

Fani Roka

Fani Roka is an undergraduate student in Archaeology at the University of Kalamata.

Eva Millot

Eva Millot graduated from the European School of Uccle, and will join the University College of Maastricht as of September 2017.

Daniele Vendramin

Daniele Vendramin obtained a MA in archaeology at Bologna University with a dissertation in Egyptology but has now started a PhD in Minoan archaeology. He has excavated in Italy at Suasa, Ostia and Domo-Bibbiena.

Camille Brunin

Camille Brunin is a narchaeologist, gradued from the UCL, Belgium (2012, Master degree in classical archaeology) and from Università degli studi di Firenze, Italy (2015, Specialisation in classical archaeology and topography). Since 2009, she has participated in several archaeological projects in Belgium, Italy and France.

George Raphael Skoufaras

George Raphael Skoufaras is an undergraduate student of the History and Archaeology Department of the University of Crete. During his studies, he has taken part in two university excavation programs, at Eleftherna, with Prof. N. Stampolidis Nikolaos, and at Rodafnidia, Lesbos, with Prof. N. Galanidou. As an independant volunteer, he has joined the Ephorate of […]

Line Koefoed Larsen

Line Koefoed Larsen is a Bachelor student of Classical Archaeology at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She has participated in excavations in both Italy and Greece.

Birgit Konneman

Birgit Konneman is a professional draughtsperson who has worked on many excavations in Greece.

Irini Koutouvaki

 Irini Koutouvaki is a student at the University of Athens. She has previously worked in several excavations (Gaidouroufas, Marathon, Zakros, Kos, Andros etc.) and will assist the ceramic team at Sissi.


2016

Margarita Nazou

Margarita Nazou has just received a ‘Move-in-Louvain’ incoming post-doctoral fellowship for her project: ‘Underground Mycenaeans: the archaeology of the prehistoric mining community of Thorikos (Attica, Greece)’. She is also an honorary post-doctoral fellow of Ghent University and is responsible for the study and publication of the prehistoric pottery from the Thorikos Archaeological Survey. Her PhD […]

Emiline Spérandio

Emiline Spérandio obtained an MA in Archaeology at the Université de Provence Aix-Marseille I in 2010 and then worked several years for the archaeological service in France (Fréjus, Aix-en-Provence, Martigues, Centre Archéologique du Var in Toulon). Since 2013 she is associated with the UMR 7268 Anthropologie Bioculturelle (ADES, Marseille, France) where she takes care of […]

Christos Koutsaftis

Christos Koutsaftis studied Architecture Engineering (BSc, AUTh, 2010) and Protection of Monuments and Sites (MSc, KU Leuven, 2016). He has worked with architectural firms and has participated in anastylosis projects. His professional and research interests are focused on the management, digital documentation and interpretation of archaeological and architectural heritage

Charlotte Figueroa A.

Charlotte Figueroa A. is a third grade student in archaeology at UCLouvain and already participated in the 2015 Sissi excavations.

Evangelia Fragkiadaki

Evangelia Fragkiadaki holds a degree of Conservation Technician and has participated in various projects in the Iraklion area, Athens and Epirus. She has plenty of experience in field and lab work, especially in the conservation of ceramics, glass, metal, stone, wall paintings and mosaics

Benoît Fourneau

Benoît Fourneau did an MA on Roman History (on the soldiers of Ostia and Portus) at the Université Catholique de Louvain and is now finishing a teacher’s training course in History.”

Mathilde André

Mathilde André is a student in biology at the UCL interested in starting a MA in Bioanthropology.

Richard Boulanger

Richard Boulanger is BA student at the Université Catholique de Louvain

Avril Meffray

Avril Meffray studied archaeology and art history for three years and is currently finishing an MSc degree in physical and field anthropology at Aix-Marseille University.

Marilena Pateraki

Marilena Pateraki is an architect engineer, with a master’s degree in Monuments Protection from the National Technical University of Athens, and a keen interest in Minoan archaeology. She will be contributing to the surveying of the findings in the different trenches of the site.

Grace Erny

Grace Erny is a PhD student in Classical Archaeology at Stanford University. Her research interests include archaeological survey methodology, prehistoric landscapes, ancient agriculture and pastoralism, and political economies of the Bronze and Iron Age Aegean. She has previously worked at the Omrit Excavations in northern Israel, the ASCSA’s excavations at Ancient Corinth, the Basketmaker Communities […]

Sophie Barbaix

Sophie Barbaix is currently studying archaeology at the University of Gent and she is offering her skills-in-progress to the project. Her main motivation is the chance to gain some experience and learn new things.

Hali Johnson

Hali Johnson is currently working on a Master’s degree in Classics at Texas Tech University. She is a graduate of Randolph-Macon College with a Bachelor’s in Archaeology, Greek, and Latin.

Katerina Savvidou

Katerina Savvidou is an undergraduate student at the Aristotle university of Thessaloniki, department history and archaeology. She participated in the Aristotles university excavation at the ancient agora of Pella (2014, 2015) (dir. By Prof. I.Akamatis) and this summer she will be assisting Charlotte and Jenny at the apothiki.

Stavros Kalogeras

Stavros Kalogeras has been a polyvalent worker for 2 years at the Athénée Royal Verdi (Verviers, Belgium). With a dual nationality (Belgian and Greek), he is particularly attached to Greece, its history and its culture.

Hélène Deligne

Hélène Deligne graduated in Archaeology at the UCL with a dissertation on the evolution of funerary practices between the Upper Paleolithic and Mesolithic in Western Europe. Currently, she is training to teach or work in the educational department of a museum.

Stefan Müller

Stefan Müller studied Classical Archaeology and Egyptology at the University of Trier/Germany (2008 – 2013) where he received his MA with a. thesis dealing with the LH IIB – IIIA:1 (c. 1450 – 1375 BC) phase on the basis of selected settlements. During the following two years he did some practical courses and joined several […]

Philip Rawlinson

Philip Rawlinson, Second Year student at the University of Nottingham, UK, studying BSc (Hons) Archaeology. My main interests lay in zooarchaeological and bioarchaeological analysis handling, using isotopic and pathological data to reconstruct past environmental landscapes. He previously worked at Palaikastro.

Killian Regnier

Killian Regnier is a bachelor student in archaeology at the UCLouvain.

Emeline Chiliade

Emeline Chiliade is a BA student in archaeology at the UCLouvain.

Pierre Verstegen

Pierre Verstegen is a BA student in Archaeology at the UCLouvain

Baptiste Santucci

Baptiste Santucci first did a BA in archaeology at the University of Aix-Marseille and just obtained a Master 1 with a dissertation dealing with the relations between Crete and the Cyclades in the Early Bronze Age. He excavated in the south of France and has some theoretical training in ichthyology in Aix-en-Provence.

Louis Dautais

Louis Dautais is a graduate student (BA) in Archaeology from Paul-Valéry Montpellier III University (Montpellier, France). Next September, he will be starting a MA dissertation in Egyptology on the trade relations between the Aegean and the Egyptian New Kingdom during the Bronze Age. He has excavated and worked on several archaeological projects all around France. […]

Jacob Heywood

Jacob Heywood is a PhD student at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is currently undertaking research on the iconography of Late Minoan III larnakes, and has a broad interest in Aegean Bronze Age funerary practices. Jacob has excavated with archaeological projects in Israel and Victoria, Australia

Madaline Harris-Schober

Madaline Harris-Schober is in her final year of Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne (Australia) with a strong research interest in the pottery iconography and connections of the Aegean and the Levant.”

Emilie Hayter

Emilie Hayter is completing a PhD at University College London on the production, consumption and social perception of architectural stone in Minoan Crete. She received funding from the London Arts and Humanities Research Council (LAHP). She participated in archaeological fieldwork in the UK, in Cyprus (Kissonerga Mosphilia and Kissonerga Skalia) in the Cyclades (Keros), in […]

Linéa Naumann

Linéa Naumann is an MA student at the Ruhr-University Bochum (Prehistory, Archaeology of Economy and Resources). She has excavated in Germany, Austria and Georgia

Elenora Van Brabant

Elenora Van Brabant is a BA student in archaeology at the University of Gent.

Cedric Van Huffel

Cedric Van Huffel is a BA student in archaeology at the University of Gent.

Vanessa Bigonzi

Vanessa Bigonzi is a student at the VUB (Brussels) and has taken part in excavations in Belgium and France.

Sharon Staub

Sharon Staub is a director of South Pacific Allied Health (SPAH) a ‘not for profit NGO’ involved in the development of third world countries. She has eight seasons experience as an archaeologist in the Middle East. She also has an extensive career in facilities management, has raised four children and lives in rural Australia on […]

Alizée Légendart

Alizée Légendart has a PhD in Aegean archaeology from the French Research Program UMR 7044 of Strasbourg jointly with the University Ca’Foscari Venice. Her dissertation was entitled Un Bestiaire minoen : étude iconographique des représentations animales dans le monde minoen (Supervisors : Prof. Danièla Lefèvre-Novaro and Prof. Filippo Maria Carinci). She excavated earlier in France […]

Benjamin Tresca

Benjamin Tresca is a BA student in archaeology at the UCLouvain


2015

Afroditi Chalkidi

Afroditi Chalkidi is an architect engineer, member of the Technical Chamber of Greece. She holds a Master in Preservation and restoration of architectural monuments of the Faculty of Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh). She worked as Architect engineer at the 9th Ephorate (Ephoreia) of Byzantine Antiquities, Thessaloniki, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism. She […]

Nikos Liberopoulos

Nikos Liberopoulos holds a degree of Conservation Technician and has worked in various important projects like Akrotiri and Vergina and has a lot of experience.

Ann Aertssen

Ann Aertssen has an MA in Archaeology. She worked as a field laboratory supervisor on the excavations of Palaikastro, Malia and Knossos. She currently an administrator at the University of Antwerp. She was responsible for the logistics in the Sissi Apothiki during the 2007 and 2008 campaigns and is currently student counselor at the University […]

Apostolos Sarris

Apostolos Sarris holds a B.A. in Astronomy & Physics and an M.A. in Physics from Boston University and a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Physics/Geophysics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is Research Director & Deputy Director of IMS-FORTH and Head of the Laboratory of Geophysical-Satellite Remote Sensing and Archaeo-environment (GeoSat ReSeArch Lab) of IMS-FORTH […]

Meropi Manataki

Meropi Manataki holds a degree in Mineral Recourses Engineering and an M.Sc in the field of Geotechnology and the Environment from the Technical University of Crete. Since November 2013, she is a PhD candidate at the Technical University of Crete in Geotechnology and Environment and at the same time is collaborating with the Laboratory of […]

Ale Kriti

Alexandra (aka Ale) Kriti graduated in 2015 from the Department of History and Archaeology in the University of Crete. She will soon become a postgraduate student at the University of Sheffield in environmental archaeology. Since 2010, she has excavated on Gavdos island with prof. Katarina Kopaka (UoC) and in many other excavations around Crete and […]

Tia Sager

Tia Sager is an MA student at the University of Oxford and has excavated on Despotiko in the Cyclades.

Vasiliki Choleva

Vasiliki Choleva is a final year undergraduate at the University of Ioannina. On Crete she has worked for the Knossos-Gypsadhes Excavation Project and at Sissi she will be assisting Valasia Isaakidou (Univ. of Oxford) in the study of the mammalian faunal remains.

Sofia Avramidou

Sofia Avramidou is a final year undergraduate at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She has worked on post-ex study of materials from the excavation at Bronze Age Toumba Thessalonikis (dir. by Prof. S. Andreou) and held an internship at the BSA-Fitch Laboratory, under the supervision of Drs E. Kiriatzi and S. Triantaphylou. This summer she […]

Eleanna Nikolaou

Ioanna-Eleni (Eleanna) Nikolaou is an undergraduate student at the University of Crete, department of history and archaeology, who has worked on excavations on Gavdos, Dispilio (Kastoria) and Agios Nikolaos Pallon (Athens). She is part of the bioarchaeological team at Sissi.

Aria Kopidaki

Aria Kopidaki is an undergraduate student at the University of Crete who has participated in her university’s excavations on Gavdos island (’11-’14). She is part of the environmental team at Sissi.

Irene Kritikopoulos

Irene Kritikopoulos studied Classical Civilisation and Near and Middle Easter Civilisations at the University of Toronto (Canada). She later completed her Masters of Science in the technology and analysis of archaeological materials at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London under the supervision of Prof. Ian Freestone. The topic of her dissertation was a chemical-mineralogical […]

Nicolas Cauwe

Nicolas Cauwe is curator of prehistoric and oceanic collections at the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels as well as professor of prehistory at the Université Catholique de Louvain. He has excavated in many different countries (Belgium, Russia, Portugal, Syria, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Easter Island…) and brings a prehistoric touch to the excavation of […]

Arnaud Meulemeester

Arnaud Meulemeester did an MA in archaeology at the UCL before specializing in museum studies. He has excavated at Sissi in 2011.

Théo Terrana

Théo Terrana is an MA student at the Université Catholique de Louvain doing a dissertation on the pictorial style during the Late Bronze Age. He has worked at Kirrha and excavated at Palaikastro before.

Antoine Attout

Antoine Attout is a graduate student in Archaeology and Art History at the UCL with a master’s thesis on the development of plaster cast collections for Classical Archaeology in European universities during the 19th c. Currently he is a research student at the J. Jacobs Collegio in Bologna. He has participated in several excavations in […]

Emilie Vannet

Emilie Vannet is a graduate student in Archaeology of the University of Paris IV-Sorbonne who was excavated in France as well as on Crete (Dreros) and Delos.

Charlotte Figueroa Arriagada

Charlotte Figueroa Arriagada is a BA student at the Université Catholique de Louvain.

Justine Simons

Justine Simons is a BA student at the Université Catholique de Louvain.

Justine Genevois

Justine Genevois is a BA student at the Université Catholique de Louvain.

Marie-Laure Bourgoin

Marie-Laure Bourgoin is a BA student at the Université Catholique de Louvain.

Heinz Bouillon

Heinz Bouillon is a professor for German Language at the Université catholique de Louvain. – Former director of the “Institut des Langues Vivantes” (1997-2004) and former Dean of the “Faculté de Philosophie, Arts et Lettres (2004-2009). He is member of the “Conseil Scientifique de l’Agence universitaire de la Francophonie” (network of 804 universities).

Eddie Marcelis

Eddie Marcelis has a degree in archaeology and art history at the Free University of Brussels.

Giancarlo Cataldo

Giancarlo Cataldo became a secondary school teacher after having been a journalist. He has accompanied Sylviane on many of her travels and will take care of logistics during the 2015 campaign.

Antonella Coco

Antonella Coco is an MA student at the Università degli Studi di Catania. She has excavated and worked on several archaeological projects on Sicily.

Jasmine Zitelli

Jasmine Zitelli is an MA student at the Università degli Studi di Catania. She has excavated and worked on several archaeological projects on Sicily.

Roberta Riciputo

Roberta Riciputo is an MA student at the Università degli Studi di Catania. She has excavated and worked on several archaeological projects on Sicily and on Crete at Eleftherna, when she was Erasmus student at Rethymnon University.

Paolo d’Angelo

Paolo d’Angelo is an MA student at the Università degli Studi di Catania. He has excavated and worked on several archaeological projects on Sicily and in Greece (Oropos, Zerelia Magoula) and was an Erasmus student at Volos.

Salvatore Passanisi

Salvatore Passanisi is an MA student at the Università degli Studi di Catania. He has excavated and worked on several archaeological projects on Sicily.

Patrizia Mendola

Patrizia Mendola is a graduate student at the Università degli Studi di Catania with an MA in archaeology. She has excavated and worked on several archaeological projects on Sicily.

Francesca Genovese

Francesca Genovese is an MA student at the Università degli Studi di Catania. She has excavated and worked on several archaeological projects on Sicily.

Jeanne Pacco

Jeanne Pacco is a bachelor student in History and Art History & Archeology at the University of Namur. She has participated in excavations in Belgium (Evelette).

Siel Leemans

Siel Leemans is a bachelor student in archaeology at the University of Gent in Belgium.

Gwendoline Guillaume

Gwendoline Guillaume is a Bachelor student in archaeology at the Université de Paris-Panthéon Sorbonne I and has excavated at Tautavel and Arcy-sur-Cure.

Panagiotis Kaplanis

Panagiotis Kaplanis is a student in archaeology at the University of Ioannina and has excavated at Patras.

Arnaud Melin

Arnaud Melin is a civil engineer and CEO of the Enterprises Melin, a company active in the road building sector.

Caroline Heering

Caroline Heering is a postdoctoral researcher in Art History at the Université catholique de Louvain. She is working in the field of ornament and culture of spectacle in the Group of Early Modern Cultural Analysis (GEMCA).

Nikola Petritsch

Nikola Petritsch is a secondary student from Vienna.

Simon Schlapansky

Simon Schlapansky is a secondary school student from Vienna who has excavated at Carnuntum.

Sophia Karafola

Sophia Karafola is an undergraduate student in the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Ioannina

Sophia Kontiza

Sophia Kontiza is an undergraduate student in the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Ioannina

Antonia Koutsiofyti

Antonia Koutsiofyti is an undergraduate student in the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Ioannina.

Maria-Anastasia Kontogianni

Maria-Anastasia Kontogianni is an undergraduate student in the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Ioannina.

Chrysafo Soulele

Chrysafo Soulele is an undergraduate student in the Department of Fine Arts & Sciences of Art at the University of Ioannina

Sarah Lund

Sarah Lund is entering her final year at the University of Toronto where she is specializing in Fine Art History. She intends to pursue graduate studies in Art History or Museum Studies. Her interest lies mostly in Ancient art and architecture, as well as the Renaissance. She has gained interest in this area, and specifically […]

Joe Locke

Joseph (Joe) Locke is doing a masters in Classical Archaeology at Oxford University with a dissertation on Pre- and Protopalatial Minoan burial practices. Prior to this he completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Kent in 2013.

Enrique Fernández-Palacios Rodríguez

Enrique Fernández-Palacios Rodríguez, also known as Quique, is a student in archaeology at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and has excavated at the Celtiberian site of El Cerrito, Aragón and has fieldwork experience in Lanzarote on the Canary Islands.

Pablo Gutiérrez de León Juberías

Pablo Gutiérrez de León Juberías is a student in archaeology at Complutense University at Madrid and a member of IMBEAC. He acquired experience in the Monte Bernorio excavations in Spain.