Theodora Moutsiou

Dr Theodora Moutsiou ( and ORCID 0000-0001-6150-5107) is a postdoctoral researcher at the Archaeological Research Unit at the Department of History and Archaeology if the University of Cyprus. Dr Moutsiou holds a PhD in Palaeolithic Archaeology from Royal Holloway, University of London, an MA (Distinction) in the Archaeology of Human Origins from the University of Southampton and a BA (Distinction) in History and Archaeology from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Dr Moutsiou is currently the coordinator of projects MIGRATE (EXCELLENCE/0421/0050, 2022-2024) and PLACe (CULTURE/AWARD-YR/0418/005, 2019-2021).

Prior to these appointments, she was involved as postdoctoral researcher in a number of multidisciplinary research projects, including project PLEICY (POST-DOC 0916/0185, 2018-2020) and project PRENET (grant agreement 656148, H2020-MSCA-IF-2014, 2015-2017, acronym PRENET), for which she secured funding (> 1 Mio EUR in competitive grants in total). In 2018, she was awarded Young Scientist of the Year (CULTURE/AWARD-YR/0418/005 (2019-2021) by the Research and Innovation Foundation, Cyprus, for her scientific contributions to the field of Archaeology. Her field of expertise is the study of prehistoric movement, mobility and exchange through the analysis of raw material circulation and selection. She combines traditional archaeological methods (excavation, survey, lithic analysis) with cutting-edge approaches (geochemistry, geospatial analysis, palaeoecology) to address major research questions in human cognitive and behavioural evolution.

CHNT Connection:

Dr Moutsiou was invited to join the CHNT Organisation Committee in 2020 with the aim to assist with the preparations of the Annual Conferences and the Conference Proceedings. Theodora applies innovative interdisciplinary methodologies that bridge the gap between STEM and HSS to test novel concepts and engage with questions in the broader field of social archaeology and human evolutionary studies as well as archaeological and environmental science. As her research interests and methodologies align with those of CHNT, she is very keen to assist in promoting CHNT to the wider scientific community.

Affiliation / Institution:

Archaeological Research Unit,
University of Cyprus