Dr Maria Roumpou

Dr Maria Roumpou


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Email: mroumpou@iesl.forth.gr

Maria Roumpou is an archaeologist specialized in archaeological science and the implementation of analytical methods in the study of archaeological material, focusing on residue analysis. She holds a PhD in Scientific Methods in Archaeology from the University of Bradford. Her research interests include Aegean archaeology, application of scientific methods in archaeology, archaeological chemistry and molecular analysis in archaeological material. She has participated in a range of projects studying archaeological ceramics as a specialist in organic residue analysis (Mycenae, Thessaloniki Toumba, Drakaina Cave – Kephalonia, Akrotiri – Thera, Ayia Sotira – Nemea, Thebes, etc.), as well as a co-director of the Northern Greek Storage Project with Dr. Despina Margomenou. Maria has developed a long standing collaboration as a Research Associate at the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Harokopio University in Athens.


  • 2006, Ph.D. in Archaeological Sciences, Department of Archaeological Sciences, University of Bradford, UK
  • 2001-03, Department of Chemistry and Forensic Sciences, University of Bradford, UK
  • 2000, M.A. in Scientific Methods in Archaeology, Department of Archaeological Sciences, University of Bradford, UK.
  • 1998, B.A. in Archaeology, Department of History and Archaeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.


  • 2022, Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Crete, Department of History and Archaeology
  • 2019, Post-Doctoral Researcher. National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of History & Archaeology
  • 2007-pr, Research Associate, Harokopio University of Athens (Dept. of Dietetics & Nutritional Science)
  • 2014-15, Research Associate, Fitch Laboratory, British School at Athens
  • 2007-10, Honorary Research Fellow, University of Bradford (Division of Archaeological, Geographical & Environmental Sciences)
  • 2009, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Directorate of Conservation of Ancient & Modern Monuments
  • 2007-08, Research Associate, Fitch Laboratory, British School at Athens


  • Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology, Bronze Age
  • History and Archaeology of Food and Nutrition
  • Archaeological Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Chemistry of Natural Products
  • History of Art
  • Cultural History