Sofia Laparidou


Ph.D. (Anthropology) University of Texas at Austin 2016.

MSc by research (GIS with Remote Sensing) University of Greenwich 2010.

MSc (Environmental Archaeology and Paleoeconomy) University of Sheffield 2009.

BA, History and Archaeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 2007.

As an environmental archaeologist I am interested in changing human-environment relationships shaped by climate, cash cropping and the expansion of intensive agricultural production into semiarid regions. I use microbotanical analysis to investigate ancient agricultural and pastoral economies.

As a Postdoctoral Research Assistant (PLANTCULT) I will conduct sampling and analysis of phytoliths and starch remains extracted from experimental and archaeological grinding tools. 



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Project Partners

Hans-Peter Stika

Hans-Peter Stika

Assistant Lecturer of Archaeobotany, University of Hohenheim Read More
Stefi Jacomet

Stefi Jacomet

Professor of Archaeobotany, Basel University Read More
Andreas Heiss

Andreas Heiss

Scientific collaborator, Austrian Archaeological Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences Read More
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  • PlantFoods


    The project will examine an impressive body of actual food remains and will generate a solid methodological tool for ancient
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  • Grinding Tools & Cooking Facilities

    Grinding Tools & Cooking Facilities

    The project will address variability and change of food preparation technologies, by assembling information on grinding stone tools, cooking facilities
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  • Ethnography & Ancient texts

    Ethnography & Ancient texts

    Ethnographic fieldwork will offer insights into traditional ways of transforming plants into food, daily meals as well as food for
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  • Experimentation


    The Project will experiment with processing and cooking different plant species, generating different kinds of recipes and end-products.
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