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Dr Evi Margaritis is Associate Professor at the Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Center. Her BA comes from the University of Athens and her MSc in Environmental Archaeology and Palaeoeconomy from the University of Sheffield, where she specialised in Archaeobotany. She then moved to Cambridge, as a Bill Gates Foundation Scholar, to undertake her PhD. After three post-doctoral grants in Athens, two at the Malcolm Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science-American School of Classical Studies and one as the Leventis Fellow at the Fitch Laboratory of the British School at Athens, she was awarded a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship at the University of Cambridge.
As part of her PhD and post-PhD fieldwork and research Dr Margaritis has gained extensive experience working in Greece, Cyprus, Jordan and Italy and, as a result, she is in charge of the archaeobotanical studies of research projects run by numerous universities and research institutions, as outlined in her CV.
She is one of the leading experts in archaeobotanical research in the east Mediterranean and the only archaeobotanist based in Cyprus. She is an expert in the field of Mediterranean Archaeobotany and part of her research has focused on the emergence of the complex societies through the study of archaeobotanical remains of olive and grape in the Aegean. She has attracted funding from the Gates Cambridge Trust, the Leventis Foundation, the Institute for Aegean Prehistory and the Mediterranean Archaeological Trust; She has been working with national and international teams, with other specialists and with students, and she has created her own teams in various projects. She has initiated Erasmus programmes with the Universities of Athens, Ioannina, Turin, Heidelberg, Barcelona and Crete in order to attract students to be trained in archaeobotany in the CyI. Currently she is the assistant director of the Cambridge Keros Excavation Project, one of the most multidisciplinary projects in East Mediterranean, where she is in charge of the Environmental Studies of the project and she has also organised a field school, the Cambridge-CyI field school, for training the next generation of archaeologists.
Currently she is the assistant director of the Cambridge Keros Excavation Project, one of the most multidisciplinary projects in East Mediterranean, where she is in charge of the Environmental Studies of the project and she has also organised a field school, the Cambridge-CyI field school, for training the next generation of archaeologists.
Her publication record includes numerous publications in peer reviewed journals and chapters in collective volumes, she has been invited at several conferences and workshops and she has organised conferences herself. In 2018 Dr Margaritis was awarded considerable funding from the Research Promotion Foundation for the project URBAN: The antecedents of urbanism in Europe (RPF EXCELLENCE/1216/0463) under the funding call ‘’Excellence Hubs’. She is also a WP leader at the H2020 Twinning proposal ‘’Promised’ https://promisedtwinning.cyi.ac.cy/ a collaboration between CyI, Universities of Cambridge and Leuven, awarded to the Director of STARC, Prof Thilo Rehren in 2018. Dr Margaritis was awarded a three-month Fellowship from the Centre of Hellenic Studies at Harvard (October-December 2019).