Alexandra joined ICAC on March 2021 as a PhD candidate in Classical Archaeology from Universitat Rovira i Virgili, and as a Research Associate of the Landscape Archaeology (GIAP) research team. Her research endeavours come with the title ‘Feeding the Gap’: A contemporary cultivation experiment to explore new methodologies for the identification of agricultural practices in the past, and they will evolve seasonal work at the fields of ‘ELGO Demeter’ and the premises of the National Seed Bank in Thessaloniki, Greece, as well as complementary lab work using the latest technologies available in ICAC.
She graduated in 2015 from the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Crete, GR, and then moved on to Sheffield, UK, in order to pursue her MSc in Environmental Archaeology and Paleoeconomy, and specialise in archaeobotany under the guidance and supervision of professors Glynis Jones and Paul Halstead. Ever since the completion of her master’s studies in late 2016, Alexandra has been employed by some of the most profound British commercial archaeological companies, as to take part in the largest linear infrastructure projects in the UK so far, such as the EA1, the A14 and the HS2.
Last but not least, Alexandra has participated -and still does so, in multiple research archaeological expeditions across Greece since 2010. She particularly enjoys the thrill and the excitement of environmental archaeology as it takes place on and/or near an archaeological site, and the insights that it can provide in real time to those working inside the trenches. In the most exciting of those projects -the PALAP, she got the amazing opportunity to meet, engage, and collaborate ever since with Dr. Alexandra Livarda and Dr. Hector Orengo.