Symeon Gkinoudis

I hold my first degree in History and Archaeology from University of Ioannina, Greece (2014-2020). During my undergraduate studies, I focused my interest on the study of the Aegean Bronze Age. In 2019, I conducted an Erasmus + internship at the Archaeobotanical Laboratory of the Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Center (STARC) of the Cyprus Institute. As an undergraduate student, I had the opportunity to participate in various excavation and research projects, working either in the field or in the flotation of archaeobotanical material. After my graduation, I joined the Research Master in Archaeology program at University of Groningen, The Netherlands (2021-2023). My dissertation was focused on the study of archaeobotanical material from three Bronze Age sites of the Greek mainland: “Mycenean Agrarian Economy: New Archaeobotanical Evidence from Late Bronze Age Midea, Iklaina and Eleon”, supervised by Dr. S. Voutsaki (University of Groningen) and Dr. E. Margaritis (The Cyprus Institute).

I am currently a PhD candidate at the STARC of the Cyprus Institute. My research is focused on the study of archaeobotanical material from various Bronze Age sites of the Greek mainland. This research is based on the analysis of archaeobotanical and anthracological material. The primary research aim of this project is to provide new archaeobotanical and anthracological evidence and to entangle with the up-to-now scholarship on Aegean agricultural economics.