Laboratory Of Environmental Archaeology, LEA (Under Law-148-Α-4.6.2002)

Since its foundation, the LEA has been offering an important teaching and research work to the University of the Aegean, helping students acquire familiarity with modern trends in archeology and choose employment in new research areas. The laboratory was an idea of Professor Ioannis Liritsis, first newly elected professor at the MSc in 1999, and the newly elected professor Adamantios Sampson, who, until 2011, was the director of the LEA. Then, and until the year 2017 the director is Prof. I. Liritsis. Prof. Ad. Samson began to organize the laboratory, with the help of his collaborators Drs. Niki Drivaliari and Fragiska Megaloudi, with some animal bone collections, sediment material from caves, photographic material, and a stereo microscope. Dr. Driviliari then enriched the collections. For many years, the LEA of the DMS was the only laboratory of Environmental Archaeology in Greece.

At the EPA during the 16 years of operation, the students of the Direction of Archeology were taught by special scientists under the contracts of Law 407, while in the 4th year of their studies, there is a course of practical training.

The LEA has some comparative collections of charred seeds, animal bones, fish, human bones and shells. Another useful comparative material is the environmental excavation material of prehistoric sites consisting of seeds and animal bones and remnants, from soil sieving, containing bones, fish scales, micro-fauna and fragments of stone artifacts. Also important is the small archaeological collection of selected fragments of ceramics and stonework from the excavations and other research of DMS. Students have the opportunity to process these samples by viewing them in a stereoscope, acquiring the knowledge necessary for their participation in excavations.
The LEA has a direct collaboration with the Archaeometry Laboratory for sampling, material analysis and chronologies.

Each publication and research activity must be approved by the Director of the Laboratory.

The page is constantly updated.

Research interests of LEA
Courses offered by the LEA
Scientific Team
External collaborators
Projects in Aegean prehistoric sites
Publications

Contact Details

Prof. Ioannis Liritzis
Director

Laboratory of Archaeometry
Kleovoulos Building
Dept. of Mediterranean Studies
University of the Aegean
1, Demokratias Str.
85100 Rhodes, Greece

Tel: +302241099320
Fax: +302241099320
email: liritzis@rhodes.aegean.gr

Dr. Asimina Vafiadou
(Technician)Laboratory of Archaeometry
Kleovoulos Building
Dept. of Mediterranean Studies
University of the Aegean
1, Demokratias Str.
85100 Rhodes, Greece
Tel: +302241099385-6
Fax: +3022410 99320
e-mail: vafiadou@rhodes.aegean.gr
Maria Bratitsi
Conservator of Antiquities and Fine Arts (PhD candidate)Laboratory of Archaeometry
Kleovoulos Building
Dept. of Mediterranean Studies
University of the Aegean
1, Demokratias Str.
85100 Rhodes, Greece
Tel: +302241099385-6
Fax: +3022410 99320
e-mail: m.bratitsi@aegean.gr