Dr Angelos Hadjikoumis
BA, MSc, PhD
Department of Archaeology
Honorary Research Fellow
+44 114 222 2930
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Department of Archaeology
Ella Armitage Building
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I have been a zooarchaeologist for the last 16 years with work and research experience in several countries such as the UK, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Greece, Cyprus and Iraq. After receiving my Ptychion (BA) in History and Archaeology from the University of Athens, I pursued postgraduate studies (MSc in Environmental Archaeology and Palaeoeconomy) at the University of Sheffield, followed by a PhD in zooarchaeology. Since the completion of my PhD, I was involved in several post-doctoral research projects in several countries and a one-year post in the commercial archaeology sector, followed by almost four years of service as a Research Technician and Demonstrator in Zooarchaeology at the Department of Archaeology at Sheffield (2017-2021).
Currently, I am mainly working on project SACHROFICS, funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (Individual Fellowship) and based at The Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Center (STARC) of The Cyprus Institute in Nicosia. Project SACHROFICS (SAcrificial Classical Hellenistic and ROman Food In CypruS) involves the study of sacrificial (and generally) food in Classical, Hellenistic and Roman Cyprus through an interdisciplinary diachronic approach in an island laboratory. Beyond this, my research in general involves the zooarchaeology of Southeast European and Southwest Asian regions, the Iberian Peninsula and the British Isles. Thematically, my interests focus on sheep and goat management, pig domestication, sacrificial meat, carbon/oxygen stable isotopes and dental microwear. Moreover, I am particularly interested in the ethnozooarchaeology of traditional Mediterranean husbandry practices as a heuristic tool in zooarchaeological interpretation. Faunal reference collections, the teaching of zooarchaeology and public outreach activities promoting zooarchaeology to the wider public are also things I am passionate about.
- PhD (Zooarchaeology)
- MSc (Environmental Archaeology & Palaeoeconomy)
- BA (History & Archaeology)
- Mexi M., Douni K., Margaritis E. and Hadjikoumis A. (2020) The study and reconstruction of food production and processing practices in early Bronze Age Koropi, Attica. In Papadimitriou N. et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference ‘Athens and Attica in Prehistory’, Athens, 27-31 May 2015.
- Hadjikoumis A., Vigne J.-D., Simmons A., Guilaine J., Fiorillo D. and Balasse M. (2019) Autumn/winter births in traditional and Pre-Pottery Neolithic caprine husbandry in Cyprus: evidence from ethnography and stable isotopes. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 53: 102-111.
- Hadjikoumis A. (2018) A Late Roman faunal assemblage found in Amathus harbour. In Empereur J.-Y. (ed.) The Hellenistic harbour of Amathus underwater excavations, 1984-1986. Volume 2, Artefacts found during excavation. Études Chypriotes XX, 197-210. Athens: École Française d'Athènes.
- Hadjikoumis A. (2018) Ethnoarchaeology as a means of improving integration: an ethnozooarchaeological study from Cyprus and its contribution to the integration of zooarchaeology with archaeobotany and other lines of archaeological evidence. In Piskin E., Marciniak A. and Bartkowiak M. (eds.) Environmental Archaeology: Current Theoretical and Methodological Approaches, 181-198. Cham: Springer.
- Hadjikoumis A. (2018) The macrofaunal assemblage of Alepotrypa cave. In A. Papathanasiou, W.A. Parkinson, D.J. Pullen, M.L. Galaty and P. Karkanas (eds.) Neolithic Alepotrypa cave in the Mani, Greece, 272-305. Oxford & Philadelphia: Oxbow Books.
- Hadjikoumis A. (2017) Age-at-death in Cypriot traditional sheep and goat husbandry: implications for zooarchaeology. In P. Rowley-Conwy, P. Halstead and D. Serjeantson (eds.) Economic Zooarchaeology: Studies in Hunting, Herding and Early Agriculture, Chapter: 15, 126-134 Oxford: Oxbow Books.
- Hadjikoumis A., Croft, P., Simmons, A. et al. (2017) A first glimpse into butchery practices in Pre-Pottery Neolithic Cyprus: Evidence on sheep and goat remains from six sites. In Vigne, J.-D., Briois, F. and Tengberg, M., (eds.) Nouvelles données sur les débuts du Néolithique à Chypre. Nouvelles données sur les débuts du Néolithique à Chypre, 18-19 March 2015, Paris, France, 199-213. Séances de la Société Préhistorique Française, 9. Paris: Société préhistorique française.
- Hadjikoumis A. (2016) Animal husbandry and other human-animal interactions in Late Ubaid-Early Uruk northern Iraq: the faunal remains from the 2012 excavation season at Tell Nader. In K. Kopanias & J. MacGinnis (eds.) The Archaeology of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and Adjacent Regions, 87-99. Oxford: Archaeopress.
- Hadjikoumis A. (2016) Every dog has its day: first glimpses into everyday life in Early Bronze Age Attica. In N. Marom, R. Yeshurun, L. Weissbrod and G. Bar-Oz (eds) Bones and identity: zooarchaeological approaches to reconstructing social and cultural landscapes in southwest Asia, 225-245. Oxford: Oxbow Books.
- Kopanias K., Beuger C., Carter T., Fox S., Hadjikoumis A., Kourtessi-Philippakis G., Livarda A. and MacGinnis J. (2013) The Tell Nader and Tell Baqrta Project in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Preliminary Report of the 2011 season. SUBARTU 6-7: 23–57.
- Hadjikoumis A. (2012) Traditional pig herding practices in southwest Iberia: questions of scale and archaeological implications. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 31: 353-364.
- Hadjikoumis A. (2011) ‘Pig-menting’ the Spanish Neolithic. In A. Hadjikoumis, E. Robinson and S. Viner (eds.) The dynamics of neolithisation in Europe: studies in honour of Andrew Sherratt, 196-230. Oxford: Oxbow Books.
- Hadjikoumis A., Robinson E. and Viner S. (eds.) (2011) The dynamics of neolithisation in Europe: studies in honour of Andrew Sherratt. Oxford: Oxbow Books.