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Ioanna Moutafi

Dr Bioarchaeologist
University of Cambridge, The McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

Dr. Ioanna Moutafi, bioarchaeologist (BA – University
of Athens, MSc and PhD-University of Sheffield), is
currently a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow
in the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research,
University of Cambridge, and a Senior Research
Associate in the Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological
Science, ASCSA. She is specialising in the excavation
and contextual analysis of human remains from the
prehistoric Aegean. Her research interests lie primarily
in social bioarchaeology and funerary taphonomy,
investigating the social dimensions of prehistoric
mortuary practices. Working mostly on collective
skeletal assemblages, she employs a multi-dimensional
biosocial approach that brings together traditional
archaeology, mortuary theory and current advances in biological and field anthropology.
She has worked as leading bioarchaeologist in several international archaeological projects
around Greece and her publications span the entire Bronze Age but also later periods.
Key sites of her research include Keros (Cyclades), Ayios Vasileios (Laconia), Kirrha (Phokis),
Prosilio (Boeotia) and Voudeni (Achaea).