Staff Catalogue

Andreas Charalambous

Department of History and Archaeology
Archaeological Research Unit, -
12, Gladstonos str.

Chemistry degree from the Faculty of Sciences of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2005). Graduate studies in Advanced Chemical Analysis (2007) and PhD in Advanced Chemical Analysis – Archaeometry (2010) from the Chemistry Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He has worked as a research fellow at the Archaeometry Laboratory of the Cultural and Educational Technology Institute (CETI) at Xanthi (2006-2009). Since 2011 he has been working as a Postdoctoral Researcher in various Research Programs (e.g. NARNIA, STARLAB) at the Archaeological Research Unit of the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Cyprus.


His research interests include: chemical analysis of ancient copper alloy and gold artefacts, chemical analysis of ancient gold and silver coins, chemical and mineralogical analysis and study of Cypriot Medieval glazed pottery, chemical analysis of ancient ceramics with destructive and non-destructive techniques.



MARKOU, E., CHARALAMBOUS, A., and  KASSIANIDOU, V., 2014. pXRF analysis of Cypriot gold coins of the Classical Period, American Journal of Numismatics Second Series 26: 33-60.

CHARALAMBOUS, A., KASSIANIDOU, V., and G. PAPASAVVAS, 2014.  A compositional study of Cypriot bronzes dating to the Early Iron Age using portable X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (pXRF), Journal of Archaeological Science 46: 205-216.

CHARALAMBOUS, A.C., SAKALIS, A.J., KANTIRANIS, N.A., PAPADOPOULOU, L.C., TSIRLIGANIS, N.C. and STRATIS, J.A, 2010. Cypriot Byzantine Glazed Pottery: A study of the Paphos Workshops, Archaeometry, 52 (4), 628-643.

STRATIS, J.A., LALIA-KANTOURI, M., CHARALAMBOUS, E., CHARALAMBOUS, A., KANTIRANIS, N., 2010. Thermal, Chemical and Mineralogical Characterization of Ceramic Tobacco Pipes from Cyprus, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Special Volume for Cultural Heritage, 1, 7.

CHARALAMBOUS, A. and Economou, E., 2005. A study on the utility of bismuth-film electrodes for the determination of In(III) in the presence of Pb(II) and Cd(II) by square wave anodic stripping voltammetry, Analytica Chimica Acta, 547, 53-58.



CHARALAMBOUS, A., 2015. pXRF analysis of Cypriot copper alloy artefacts dating to the Late Bronze and the Iron Age. In: THE NARNIA PROJECT, INTEGRATING APPROACHES TO ANCIENT MATERIAL STUDIES, Vasiliki Kassianidou & Maria Dikomitou-Eliadou (Eds.), 134-145.

CHARALAMBOUS A. 2014. Cypriot Medieval Glazed Pottery: A Study on Provenance and Manufacture. In: Demetra Papanikola-Bakirtzi and Nicholas Coureas, Cypriot Medieval Ceramics: Reconsiderations and New Perspectives, A.G.Leventis Foundation and Cyprus Research Centre, Nicosia, 279-298.

CHARALAMBOUS A. and V. KASSIANIDOU 2014 Appendix V. Chemical analyses of copper alloy artefacts from Pyla-Kokkinokremos using portable X-Ray Fluorescence. In: V. Karageorghis and A. Kanta, Pyla-Kokkinokremos : a late 13th century BC fortified settlement in Cyprus, excavations 2010-2011. Uppsala: Åströms Förlag.  197-204.

CHARALAMBOUS A. and V. KASSIANIDOU 2014  Appendix I. pXRF chemical analysis of copper alloy artefacts from Palaepaphos – Plakes. In: V. Karageorghis and E. Raptou, Necropoleis at Palaepaphos from the End of the Late Bronze Age to the Cypro-Archaic Period. Nicosia: The Cyprus Institute. 119-125.

CHARALAMBOUS A., DIKOMITOU-ELIADOU M. and V. KASSIANIDOU2013A preliminary chemical study of Grey and Black Polished II (IV) pottery with the employment of pXRF. In: G. Georgiou and V. Karageorghis, A Cypro-Archaic tomb at Xylotymbou and three Cypro-Classical tombs at Phlasou: from exuberance to recession. Uppsala: Åströms Förlag.  59-63.

CHARALAMBOUS A. and V. KASSIANIDOU 2012 Appendix I. Chemical analyses of metal artefacts from Late Cypriot tombs excavated in the Limassol area with the employment of pXRF. In: V. Karageorghis and I. Violaris, Tombs of the Late Bronze Age in the Limassol Area Cyprus (17th -13th Centuries BC). Municipality of Limassol. 37-45.