Christina Tsoraki

Christina Tsoraki is the ground stone specialist for the SArPedon project. She holds an MA and a PhD from the University of Sheffield (UK) where she studied lithic technology and Aegean Prehistory. Her PhD focused on the technological and contextual analysis of the large ground stone assemblage from Late Neolithic Makriyalos, Northern Greece. She is currently a Research Associate at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research at Cambridge University. Between 2013 and 2017 she held research and teaching positions at the Faculty of Archaeology at Leiden University (Netherlands), first as a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow and then as a temporary lecturer for the MSc-programme Material Culture Studies.

Christina has worked as a ground stone specialist in many archaeological projects in Greece, Cyprus and Turkey ranging in date from the Early Neolithic to the Archaic period. Since 2012 she has been the leader of the Ground Stone Team for the Çatalhöyük Research Project directed by Prof. I. Hodder (Stanford University, USA). Her research interests focus on prehistoric archaeology, material culture studies, lithic technology, microwear analysis and experimental archaeology.