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Auteur : Vasiliki Kassianidou

Archaeological Research Unit
Department of History and Archaeology
University of Cyprus
P.O. Box 20537
CY-1678 Nicosia
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Lina Kassianidou
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Prof. Vasiliki Kassianidou, joined the faculty of the Department of History and Archaeology of UCY in 1994 as a lecturer in Environmental Archaeology and Archaeometry. She was promoted to the rank of Professor in 2013. From 2015 to 2019 she was the Director of the Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus. Since 2014 she is a member of the Cyprus National Commission for UNESCO.  From 2014 -2016 she served as the President of the Board of Trustees of the Cultural Foundation of the Bank of Cyprus. In 2018 the Ministers Council of the Republic of Cyprus appointed her as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Board of Research and Innovation. In 2022 she was elected Corresponding Member of the Archaeological Institute of America.

Prof. Kassianidou studied at Bryn Mawr College, USA where she did a double major in Chemistry and Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology. She received her Bachelor degree with a distinction (Cum Laude) in 1989. She continued her studies at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London where she received her doctoral degree on Archaeometallurgy in 1993.

Her research is focused on ancient technology and specifically the production and trade of Cypriot copper through antiquity but also on the impact of this industry on the Cypriot landscape and environment. She has taken part and directed a number of field and analytical projects regarding her fields of expertise and has an extensive list of publications which include four edited volumes, two co-authored volumes and over one hundred articles in peer reviewed journals, edited volumes and conference proceedings. Prof. Kassianidou has coordinated a number of projects funded by the European Union (in FP7 and H2020) and by the Research and Innovation Foundation of Cyprus and participates in many more.


Selected bibliography

  • KASSIANIDOU, V., IACOVOU, M., CHARALAMBOUS, A., IOANNIDES, D., DEGRYSE, P., AGAPIOU, A., ZOMENI, Z., NTINOU, M., and A. GEORGIOU 2023 A contribution to the study of copper production in the Iron Age polity of Paphos in Cyprus, Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, Volume 48, 2023, 103855, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2023.103855.
  • SDRALIA, A.M., KASSIANIDOU, V., REHREN, TH. 2023 Late Roman copper smelting in Polis Chrysochous, Cyprus, Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, Volume 48, 2023, 103889,  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2023.103889.
  • KYRIAKIDIS P, MOUTSIOU T, NIKOLAIDIS A, REEPMEYER C, LEVENTIS G, DEMESTICHA S, AKYLAS E, KASSIANIDOU V, MICHAILIDES C, ZOMENI Z, BAR-YOSEF MAYER DE, MAKOVSKY Y, and McCARTNEY C. 2022 Virtual Sea-Drifting Experiments between the Island of Cyprus and the Surrounding Mainland in the Early Prehistoric Eastern Mediterranean. Heritage 5/4: 3081-3099. https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage5040160
  • MOUTSIOU, T., IOANNIDES, D., CHARALAMBOUS, A., SCHÖDER, S., WEBB, S.M.,THOURY, M., KASSIANIDOU, V., ZOMENI, Z. and C. REEPMEYER 2022 X-ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy of Picrolite Raw Material on Cyprus. Heritage 5/2: 664–676. https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage5020037
  • KARAGEORGHIS, V. with an appendix by A. CHARALAMBOUS and V. KASSIANIDOU 2021 A Late Bronze Age hoard of bronzes rediscovered, probably from Palaepaphos in Cyprus. Historical Metallurgy 53/2: 51–61. https://hmsjournal.org/index.php/home/article/view/1


Mots clés
Cyprus, mining archaeology, copper, Late Bronze Age, Iron Age, Late Roman, organic materials

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