Dr. Efthymia Nikita is an Associate Professor of Bioarchaeology at the Science and Technology in Archeology and Culture Research Center (STARC) of the Cyprus Institute. She studies human skeletal remains in the Mediterranean from prehistoric times to the Middle Ages, examining health, diet, demography and other important aspects of life in the past, often giving voice to people on the ‘historical fringe’ such as women, children and slaves. She obtained a degree in Archeology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a PhD in Biological Anthropology from the University of Cambridge. Prior to her appointment at the Cyprus Institute, she held postdoctoral positions at the British School at Athens and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, as well as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship at the University of Sheffield. She has published over 90 scientific articles and book chapters, including the textbook “Osteoarchaeology”, which received an honourable mention from the Association of American Publishers. She has also authored four open-access guides to bioarchaeology and statistical analysis, which thousands of scientists use worldwide. She is co-editor of the second edition of Elsevier’s Encyclopedia of Archaeology, coordinating 250 authors from around the world with the intention of creating a major and inclusive reference work that will represent global archaeology. She recently became co-editor of the Journal of Archaeological Science, and in 2022 she was awarded the Dan David Prize for her contribution to the study of the past. Alongside her scientific work, she has written an osteoarchaeology book for children and has coordinated the preparation of a book of educational activities for the archaeological sciences.