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Maria Hadjigavriel

Maria Hadjigavriel

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Maria is a PhD candidate and Teaching Assistant at the Faculty of Archaeology at Leiden University, under the supervision of Dr. Bleda Düring and Professor Peter Akkermans. Maria’s research concerns primarily the Archaeology of Cyprus in Prehistory, specifically the Late Chalcolithic and the Early Bronze Age, with a focus on pottery technology and interactions with Anatolia. Specifically, her focus is on the development of pottery technologies during that time and what they can tell us about inter- and intra-island interactions. Maria is also involved in the Palloures Archaeological Project as a ceramics specialist (

During her fellowship at STARC, Maria will be employing ceramic petrography and SEM analyses to study Late Chalcolithic (hereafter LChal) pottery from sites across Cyprus. The main aims of the project are to investigate the compositional and technological characterization of the dominant red and/or black pottery types selected; intra- and inter- site technological and compositional comparisons and Late Chalcolithic pottery technologies; and their degree of variability at a local, regional, and inter-regional level.