Dr Eirini Konstantinidi
I'm an archaeologist from Greece, specialized in prehistory, and interested in funerary archaeology and taphonomy.
I hold a BA in Archaeology (University of Thessaly, Greece), with a wide range of knowledge from prehistory to Hellenistic Greece, and an MA in Archaeology (Cardiff University), focusing on the Neolithic. My thesis aims to contribute to the understanding of mortuary practices during the Neolithic by examining macroscopic and microscopic characteristics of human remains deposited in caves in Wales and southwest England.
I'm interested in examining mortuary and regional patterns using taphonomic analysis (macroscopic analysis of surface taphonomy and histological light microscopy of bone diagenesis) in order to create a strong multi-level methodology that can be the stepping stone to data standardisation, unleashing the potential of comparative datasets in other scales (e.g. periods, human vs animal bone).