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Department of History and Archaeology


Associate Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology

Yiannis Papadatos holds a first degree in history and archaeology (1994, Athens), and a PhD in prehistoric archaeology (1999, Sheffield). He has worked as post-doctoral fellowship at Sheffield (2001-02) and as contract archaeologist in the Greek Archaeological Service (2002-07).

Before joining the Department of History and Archaeology in Athens (2008), he taught art and archaeology at the Hellenic Open University. He is currently directing two research projects, comprising excavations and field work in the minoan sites of Gaidourophas and Stavromenos, near Ierapetra, East Crete.

Research interests

  • Bronze Age Aegean
  • Minoan Crete
  • Funerary archaeology
  • Ancient technology of ceramics and metals

Selected publications

  • Embodied Identities in the Prehistoric Eastern Mediterranean: Convergence of Theory and Practice. Oxford: Oxbow Books 2016. (ed. with M. Mina and S. Triantaphyllou)
  • Livari Skiadi, A Minoan Cemetery in Southeast Crete. Vol I, Excavation and Finds. INSTAP Academic Press, Prehistory Monographs 50. Philadelphia: INSTAP Academic Press 2015. (with C. Sofianou)
  • Tholos Tomb Gamma: a Prepalatial Tholos Tomb at Phourni, Archanes. INSTAP Academic Press, Prehistory Monographs 17. Philadelphia: INSTAP Academic Press 2005.

Most of his publications may be found on