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31 August- 2 September 2023:

Seven talks were given in various sessions at the 29th EAA Annual Meeting in Belfast by Associate Profs. E. Margaritis and E. Nikita, post-doctoral fellows Drs A. Oikonomou, K. Tsirtsi, and M. Boyd, as well as PhD students A. Karligkioti, M. Mardini, and C. Minos. Presentations discussed pottery, archaeobotanical remains, human skeletal remains, archaeological survey, data recording, technology, mobility and connectivity in the Mediterranean, and the well-known EBA site of Keros.

E. Nikita, K. Tsirtsi and A. Oikonomou also organised sessions on past mobility, micro botanical remains and glass.

On the 28th of August, our STARC colleague, Anna Spyrou, presented her A.G. Leventis-funded project ARETI at the European Federation of Animal Sciences (EAAP) in Lyon, France. Her talk focused mainly on how zooarchaeology can contribute to the conservation of animal genetic resources.

International Congress on Roman Bioarchaeology will take place on the 26th-28th of October in Nicosia! All things will be Roman! For more information please visit; registration information can be found here:

On Saturday, 17th of June, we participated in four lectures at the 39th Annual CAARI Archaeological Workshop. Kyriaki Tsirtsi, Anna Spyrou, Angelos Hadjikoumis and Artemios Oikonomou presented their work on Cypriot materials undertaken at STARC’s Laboratories!

On Sunday, the 18th of June, we celebrated the European Archaeology Days under the auspices of the Cyprus National Commission for UNESCO at the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation. Children of all ages learned about ancient seeds, bones and pottery!

STARC Assoc. Prof. Efi Nikita has been nominated for the second consecutive year in the Madame Figaro Awards category ‘Woman of the Year: Scientist/Academic’.

Let’s show our support by voting for her here:

International Congress on Roman Bioarchaeology– Abstract submission deadline is due on the 30th of June! All things Roman!Hope to see you in Nicosia (or online) this October