Professor in Prehistoric Archaeology: Stone Age
Director of the Postgraduate Studies Program Ancient Mediterranean World – History and Archaeology
Office No.: 46
Office hours: Tuesday 14:30-17:30, Office Nr. A6, Laboratory of Educational Collections of Casts and Originals, Building A, KEME (Center for Research and Studies)
Nena Galanidou holds a BA in History and Archaeology from the University of Crete (1988), an MSc in Archaeological Computing from Southampton University (1989) and a PhD in Palaeolithic Archaeology from the University of Cambridge (1996). She worked in the Information Technology Department of the Benaki Museum, Athens (1989-1990). Between 1996 and 1999 as a stipendiary research fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge, she taught undergraduate courses in Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Archaeology and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology. Since 2000 she has been teaching Prehistoric Archaeology at the University of Crete.
She has conducted fieldwork in Greece, Croatia and Israel and participated in international projects studying the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic of SE Europe. She directs Palaeolithic research on Lesbos and the Inner Ionian Archipelago, excavating the Lower Palaeolithic Rodafnidia at Lisvori and the Middle Palaeolithic Panthera Cave at Kythros islet, respectively.
She is an associate editor of the Journal of Greek Archaeology and Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry and was of Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences (2009-2018). She participates in the scientific networks: AGE (Archaeology and Gender in Europe), SPLASHCOS (Submerged Prehistoric Landscapes of the Continental Shelf), and INNOVARCH (Innovating Training Aims for Public Archaeology). She is a member of the European Association of Archaeologists and the Regional Council for Research and Innovation of the Northern Aegean. She directs the Public Archaeology series published by Kaleidocope Editions (Athens), scientific consultant of the DISPERSE project funded by E.R.C., and a Honorary Visiting Fellow of the Department of Archaeology, University of York, UK.
Research interests: Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic Archaeology; Ethnoarchaeology; Archaeological History and Method; Public Archaeology
Director of the Laboratory of Educational Collections of Casts and Originals