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 Toronto, Canada) and Dr Nicoletta Momigliano (University of Bristol, UK), and she has participated in various projects, including Little Palace North and Villa Dionysos at Knossos, and Zominthos.