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Dr Myrto Georgakopoulou
Lecturer in Archaeological Materials Science
Tel: +974 4457 8680
Dr Myrto Georgakopoulou is UCL Qatar’s Lecturer in Archaeological Materials Science. Her research interests centre on early metal technology, circulation, and organisation of production; pottery provenance studies through the application of chemical analysis and integration with petrographic data; and Aegean prehistory. More broadly she is interested in the application of techniques from the physical sciences to address archaeological questions and the development of analytical protocols for archaeological materials. At UCL Qatar, Dr Georgakopoulou supervises the Archaeological Materials Science Laboratories and contributes to teaching on the MSc in Conservation Studies.
Dr Georgakopoulou holds a PhD in Archaeology and an MSc in Archaeology from the UCL Institute of Archaeology, and a BSc in Chemistry from Imperial College London. Her doctorate addressed the technology and organisation of Early Bronze Age Aegean copper production using material from smelting sites on the Cycladic islands of Seriphos and Keros. She was previously employed at the Fitch Laboratory of the British School at Athens.
Georgakopoulou, M.: Metallurgical remains from intensive surveys of ‘non-industrial’ landscapes: the case of the Kythera Island Project, Journal of Field Archaeology (forthcoming 2014)
Kiriatzi, E., Georgakopoulou, M., Broodbank, C., and Johnston, A. 2012: Landscape history through the study and analysis of ceramics and metallurgical finds: the example of the Kythera Island Project (in Greek), in N. Zacharias, M. Georgakopoulou, K. Polikreti, Y. Facorellis, and Th. Vakoulis (eds.), Proceedings of the 5th Symposium of the Hellenic Society for Archaeometry, 289-304. Athens: Papazisi Publications
Pentedeka, A., Georgakopoulou, M., and Kiriatzi, E. 2012: Understanding local products and exploring sources of imports: petrographic and chemical analysis of Classical pottery from Kolonna, Aegina, in G. Klebinder-Gauss, Keramik aus klassischen Kontexten im Apollon-Heiligtum von Ägina-Kolonna. Locale Produktion und Importe, Ägina-Kolonna. Forschungen und Ergebnisse, 102-170. Vienna: Austrian Academy of Science
Georgakopoulou, M., Bassiakos, Y., and Philaniotou, O. 2011: Seriphos surfaces: a study of copper slag heaps and copper sources in the context of Early Bronze Age Aegean metal production, Archaeometry, 53 (1), 123-145
Kiriatzi, E., Georgakopoulou, M., and Pentedeka, A. 2011: Pottery production and importation at Bronze Age Kolonna: the ceramic fabrics and the island’s landscape, in W. Gauss and E. Kiriatzi, Pottery Production and Supply at Bronze Age Kolonna, Aegina: an Integrated Archaeological and Scientific Study of a Ceramic Landscape, 69-156. Vienna: Austrian Academy of Science
Philaniotou, O., Bassiakos, Y., and Georgakopoulou, M. 2011: Early Bronze Age copper smelting on Seriphos (Cyclades, Greece), in P.P. Betancourt and S.C. Ferrence (eds.), Metallurgy: Understanding How, Learning Why, Studies in Honour of James D. Muhly (Prehistory Monographs 29), 157-164. Philadelphia: INSTAP Press
Georgakopoulou, M. 2007: Metallurgical activities within Early Cycladic settlements: the case of Daskaleio-Kavos, in P.M. Day and R.C.P. Doonan (eds.), Metallurgy in the Early Bronze Age Aegean: new evidence for production and consumption (Sheffield Studies in Aegean Archaeology, 7), 123-134. Oxford: Oxbow Books