[See also the research projects of the members of the Archaeological Research Unit on the Archaeological Research Unit website]
The Use of Glazing Traditions to Examine the Dynamics of Interaction Between Cultures in Contact: A Case Study of Cypriot Glazed Wares from the 11th to the 17th Centuries AD (GLAZE)
2017 – 2019
Funded by the Marie Sklodowska Curie Individual Fellowship under the call H2020-MSCA-IF-2016
V. Kassianidou (Project Coordinator), C. Ting (Post-Doctoral Researcher)
Eastern Mediterranean Science and Technology Centre of Excellence for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage (MedSTACH)
2017 – 2018
H2020-WIDESPREAD-04-2017-TeamingPhase1. Project Number: 763635
V. Kassianidou (Scientist in charge, UCY), Ph. Kyriakidis (Coordinator, CUT)
Social Networking and Raw Material Selectivity in Early Prehistoric Mediterranean Seascapes (PRENET)
2015 – 2017
Funded by the Marie Sklodowska Curie Individual Fellowship under the call H2020-MSCA-IF-2014
V. Kassianidou (Project Coordinator), Th. Moutsiou (Post-Doctoral Researcher)
Archaeological Investigations of the Extra-Urban and Urban Landscape in Eastern Mediterranean Centres: A Case-Study at Palaepaphos, Cyprus (ARIEL)
2013 – 2017
Funded by the Marie Curie Actions under the call FP7/PEOPLE/2007-2013
M. Iacovou (Project Coordinator), A. Georgiou (Post-Doctoral Researcher)
New Archaeological Research Network for Integrating Approaches to Ancient Material Studies (NARNIA)
2010 – 2014
Funded by the Marie Curie Initial Training Network Programs under the call FP7-PEOPLE-2010
V. Kassianidou (Project Coordinator)
WITNESS THE PAST: Educational Programs for Public and Cultural Heritage Professionals on Illicit Trafficking of Antiquities
2010 – 2012
The Project was coordinated by the Technological University of Athens with the collaboration of the Archaeological Research Unit
D. Michaelides, V. Kassianidou, G. Papasavvas (Scientists in charge, UCY)
Science and Technology for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage in the Eastern Mediterranean (STACHEM)
2008 – 2010
V. Kassianidou and D. Michaelides (Scientists in charge, UCY), M. Dikomitou-Eliadou (Special Scientist, UCY), Franco Nicolucci (Project Coordinator, Cyprus Institute)
INTERREG III B ARCHIMED – Byzantine Heritage Network: Rehabilitation, Ηighlighting and Μanagement in the Eastern Mediterranean Basin
2006 – 2007
M. Parani (from UCY as a partner) in collaboration with the Dipartimento Attività Produttive, Regione Basilicata (Italy), the Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche, Istituto per i beni archeologici e monumentali (Italy), the Provincia di Lecce (Italy), the Prefecture of Rethymnon and the Faculty of Geology and Geoenvironment of the University of Athens
COST – ACTION A27: Understanding Pre-Industrial Structures in Rural and Mining Landscapes
2004 – 2008
V. Kassianidou and E. Rizopoulou-Egoumenidou (Scientists in charge, UCY)
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Borderlands as Areas of Mobility and Connectivity during the Third Millennium BC: Examining Regional Ceramic Technologies between the East Aegean Islands, Western Anatolia and Cyprus – BORDER (RESTART 2016-2020, 2nd Opportunity)
2020 – 2022
O. Kouka (Project Coordinator), S. Menelaou (Post-Doctoral Researcher)
Delineating Probable Sea Routes Between Cyprus and its Surrounding Coastal Areas at the Start of the Holocene: A Simulation Approach – SAROCY (RESTART 2016-2020, EXCELLENCE HUBS, EXCELLENCE/0918/0143)
2019 – 2021
V. Kassianidou (Scientist in change, UCY), Ph. Kyriakidis (Project Coordinator, CUT)
Unlocking the Sacred Landscapes of Cyprus – UnSaLa CY (RESTART 2016-2020, EXCELLENCE HUBS, EXCELLENCE/1216/0362)
2018 – 2021
A. Vionis (Project Coordinator), G. Papantoniou (Senior Research Fellow)
Revisiting Museum Collections – MuseCo (RESTART 2016-2020, EXCELLENCE HUBS, EXCELLENCE/1216/0093)
2018 – 2021
G. Papasavvas (Project Coordinator), A. Georgiadou (Principal Researcher)
PLACe: Prehistoric Landscapes of Cyprus. National Award ‘Young Researcher of the Year’ (CULTURE/AWARD-YR/0418/0005)
Th. Moutsiou (Coordinator/Scientist in charge)
Water Routes in Human Island Dispersals: Modeling the Pleistocene Exploitation of Cyprus – PLEICY (RESTART 2016-2020, POST-DOC/0916/0185)
2018 – 2020
V. Kassianidou (Project Coordinator), Th. Moutsiou (Post-Doctoral Fellow)
Sailing in Cyprus through the Ages
2012 – 2015
S. Demesticha (Project Coordinator), E. Karyda (Principal Researcher)
2010 – 2014
The Project was coordinated by STARC (Cyprus Institute) with the collaboration of the Archaeological Research Unit
V. Kassianidou and G. Papasavvas (Scientists in charge, UCY), A. Charalambous (Special Scientist, UCY), Sorin Hermon (Coordinator, Cyprus Institute)
Cyprus Virtual Food Museum
2010 – 2011
D. Michaelides, E. Rizopoulou-Egoumenidou, A. Vionis (Scientists in charge, UCY), G. Chryssanthou (Project Coordinator, UCY)
Reconstruction of Forest Vegetation and Its Exploitation by Ancient Societies, on the Basis of Charcoal Analyses (ΠΕΝΕΚ/ΕΝΙΣΧ/0308/35)
2008 – 2011
V. Kassianidou (Project Coordinator), Μ. Socratous (Researcher)
Production and Distribution of Pottery and Social Interraction: An Analytical Study of Cypriot Pottery of the Early and Middle Bronze Age (Κοινω/0506/09)
2006 – 2009
V. Kassianidou (Project Coordinator), Μ. Dikomitou-Eliadou (Researcher)
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Skouriotissa: Interdisciplinary Study of the Archaeology and Environment of Cyprus’ Last Operating Copper Mine
2017 – 2019
V. Kassianidou (Project Coordinator)
Articulating Greek Visual Identity in the ‘Long’ Middle Ages: An Ecclesiastical, Social and Architectural History of the Bedestan in Nicosia
2017 – 2019
M. Olympios (Project Coordinator)
Stirring Pots on Fire: A Diachronic and Interdisciplinary Study of Cooking Pots from Cyprus (CCP)
2011 – 2013
A. Vionis (Project Coordinator), M. Dikomitou-Eliadou (Post-Doctoral Researcher)
Moulding Expressions of Culture: The Terracotta Figurines from the House of Orpheus, Nea Paphos (MEC-HOT)
2011 – 2012
D. Michaelides (Project Coordinator), G. Papantoniou (Post-Doctoral Researcher)
The Prehistoric Settlement at the Heraion of Samos (Sacred Road)
2009 – 2011
O. Kouka (Project Coordinator)
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A Humble Adobe: Building Cypriote Society in a Globalizing World of 3000 BC
2020 – 2022
V. Kassianidou (Project Coordinator), V. Klinkenberg (Post-Doctoral Researcher)
Excavations at Tamassos 1970–1980. The Inner-City Sanctuaries and a Metallurgical Workshop
2020 – 2022
G. Papasavvas (Project Coordinator), F. Schimpf (Post-Doctoral Researcher)
Reconstructing the Palaeoenvironment of the Xeros River Valley in Cyprus: A Geoarchaeological Approach (GeoArchX)
2020 – 2022
A. Vionis (Project Coordinator), P. Mylona (Post-Doctoral Researcher)
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Rural Life in Cyprus: Digitising and Reconstructing Material Culture Through Monastic Property Lists (18th-19th Centuries) – RURAL CY
2019 – 2021
A. Vionis (Project Coordinator), E. Rizopoulou-Egoumenidou (Collaborator), P. Hadjittofi (Special Research Scientist)
Enkomi: A Site at the Forefront of Technological Innovation in Metallurgy and Artistic Excellence in Metalwork
2017 – 2019
G. Papasavvas (Project Coordinator)
A Long-Term Response to the Need to Make Modern Development and the Preservation of the Archaeo-Cultural Record Mutually Compatible Operations: Pilot Application at Kouklia Palaipaphos
2007 – 2010
Μ. Iacovou (Project Coordinator)
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Princeton University Excavations at Polis Chryssochous
2019 – today
Collaboration between ArtLandS Lab and the University of Princeton – study and publication of the Byzantine-Medieval ceramic finds
A. Vionis (Ceramic Study, ArtLandS Lab, UCY), W. Caraher – S. Moore – A. Papalexandrou – J. Smith (Excavation and Ceramic-Study Team)
Unlocking Sacred Landscapes: Research Network (UnSaLa)
2015 – today
Funded by the Irish Research Council, Trinity Long Room Hub, A. G. Leventis Foundation, Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies
G. Papantoniou (Network Coordinator, University of Bonn), A. Vionis (UCY), Ch. Morris (Trinity College Dublin), A. Sarris (FORTH)
Heimarros Tower Archaeological Project, Naxos
2015 – today
Funded by the University of Cyprus and the Municipality of Naxos
A. Vionis & O. Filaniotou (Project Coordinators), G. Papantoniou, A. Kaldeli, Ch. Loizou (team members)
Achaia Survey: Historical Topography of W. Achaia Research Project
2013 – today
Funded by the University of Cyprus, the Municipality of Kato Achaia and the Institute of Local History
A. Vionis (Project Principal Researcher) in collaboration with the Institute of Local History
TYPIKA: Artefacts and Raw Materials in Byzantine Archival Documents
2012 – today
M. Parani (in collaboration with Freiburg University)
Digital Boeotia: Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Boeotia Digitisation Project
2011 – 2012
Funded by ArtLandS Lab, and the Universities of Cyprus and Leiden
A. Vionis (Project Coordinator)
The Architecture and Ornament of the Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame at Saint-Omer (Pas-de-Calais, France)
2010 – today
M. Olympios (Project Researcher)
Kastri Group Pottery: The Transmission of Style and Technology in the Early Bronze Aegean II
2003 – present
O. Kouka (from UCY as coordinator), in collaboration with Prof. Emer. Ch.G. Doumas of the Archaeological Society at Athens, with the National Research Center of Natural Sciences ‘Demokritos’–Laboratory for Archaeometry (Dr. V. Kilikoglou), Ankara University – Department of Prehistory and Near Eastern Archaeology (Prof. H. Erkanal, Assoc. Prof. V. Şahoglu), Sheffield University-Department of Archaeology and Prehistory (Dr. P. Day) and the University of Western Ontario–Department of Archaeology and Prehistory (Dr. D.E. Wilson)
Deneia: A Study of Regionalism, Population and Society in Bronze Age Cyprus
2003 – 2007
Funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery-Project Grant
D. Frankel, J. Webb, Μ. Iacovou (Project Directors)
Excavations at Liman Tepe, Izmir
2000 – present
O. Kouka (collaborator of the Izmir Region Excavations and Reseasch Project, conducted by the University of Ankara under the direction of Prof. H. Erkanal)
Excavation and publication of material from the settlement of the Εarly Bronze Age at Liman Tepe