Ephorate of Antiquities of Chania, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports Post-doctoral researcher in the University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Dr Chryssa Bourbou is a bioarchaeologist in the
Ephorate of Antiquities of Chania (Hellenic Ministry of
Culture and Sports). Since 2016, she has held a position
as postdoctoral researcher in the University of Fribourg
in Switzerland for the study of childhood in Roman times.
She has published articles on the study of archaeological
populations from Classical to Byzantine periods in
scientific journals and collective volumes and she is the
author of the research monographs The People of Εarly
Byzantine Eleutherna and Messene (6th-7th centuries A.D.):
A Bioarchaeological Approach (2004), Health and Disease
in Byzantine Crete (7th-12th centuries AD) (2010) and co-editor of the volume
New Directions in the Skeletal Biology of Greece, OWLS volume 1 (2009).
She has presented her research results as an invited speaker in conferences and the public
and she has taught the subject of Bioarchaeology at the University of the Aegean and the
University of Fribourg. Her main research interests include the bioarchaeological study of
archaeological populations from Greece, with emphasis on childhood and the application of
chemical analysis of stable isotopes for the investigation of nutrition and the patterns of
breastfeeding and weaning.