Department of History and Archaeology


Ioannis Voskos holds a BA degree from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (N.K.U.A.) in Archaeology and History of Art (2003), a Master’s degree (Mphil in Mediterranean Archaeology - University of Glasgow, 2004-2005) and a PhD in prehistoric Archaeology (2013 - Department of History and Archaeology, N.K.U.A.). He has worked in the N.K.U.A. as a post-doctoral researcher (2017-2019, funded by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation) and as a tutor in various e-learning modules and taught Programmes (related to the Cypriot Prehistory and Minoan Archaeology, 2016-2021). He has also taught Cypriot and Phoenician Archaeology in undergraduate courses (Department of History and Archaeology - University of Crete, 2020-2021) and postgraduate seminars (Department of History and Archaeology - N.K.U.A., 2018, 2020). Currently, he is the principal investigator of the Neolithic and Chalcolithic Cyprus Project (NCCP, 2018-2021) funded by the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (HFRI) and the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT).

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Research interests

  • Cypriot prehistory and protohistory
  • Aegean prehistory
  • Prehistoric economy and socio-cultural change
  • Identities, ethnicity and population mobility


Selected publications

  1. Voskos, I. 2021. (in Greek) The Archaeology of Storage: Economy and Social Change in Cyprus during the Ceramic Neolithic and Chalcolithic Periods. AURA Supplement Series. Athens: AURA and Kardamitsa Publications.
  2. Voskos, I. 2019. “Constructing ‘traditions’: aspects of identity formation in the southern Ionian Islands during the Late Helladic period and the Iron Age”. Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 32.1: 88−113.
  3. Mantzourani, E. and I. Voskos (eds) 2019. (in Greek) The Excavations at the Neolithic Settlement of Kantou Kouphovounos in Cyprus. Part B΄, The Moveable Finds. Vols 1-2. AURA Supplement 1. Athens: AURA and Kardamitsa Publications.
  4. Mantzourani, E., Kopanias, K. and I. Voskos. 2019. “A great king of Alašiya? The archaeological and textual evidence“. In From ‘LUGAL.GAL’ to ‘Wanax’. Kingship andPolitical Organisation in the Late Bronze Age Aegean, edited by J.M. Kelder and W.J.I. Waal: 95−130. Leiden: Sidestone Press.
  5. Voskos, I. 2018. “Rethinking the ‘Cypriot paradox’: socio-economic change in Late Neolithic and Chalcolithic Cyprus“. In Communities in Transition: The Circum-Aegean Area During the 5th and 4th Millennia BC., edited by S. Dietz, F. Mavridis, Ž. Tankosić and T. Takaoğlu:  466−475. Monographs of the Danish Institute at Athens 20. Oxford: Oxbow books.
  6. Voskos, I. and A.B. Knapp. 2008. “Cyprus at the end of the Late Bronze Age: crisis and colonization or continuity and hybridization?” American Journal of Archaeology 112: 659−684.