Dr Angelos Hadjikoumis
BA, MSc, PhD
Department of Archaeology
Research Technician and Demonstrator in Zooarchaeology
+44 114 222 2930
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Department of Archaeology
Ella Armitage Building
40 Leavygreave Road
I have been a zooarchaeologist for the last 15 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.
I am now delighted to work for the Department of Archaeology, which gives me the opportunity to contribute to the high-quality teaching and stimulating research environment it offers.
- 2010- PhD – Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield
- MSc Environmental Archaeology and Palaeoeconomy – Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield
- Ptychion (BA) History and Archaeology – University of Athens
- Research interests
- Mediterranean zooarchaeology
- Zooarchaeology of Southwest Asia
- Iberian zooarchaeology
- British zooarchaeology
- Stable isotope analysis
Current research projects / collaborations
- Zooarchaeologist for the Greco-American Diros Project focusing on the Neolithic-Bronze Age Alepotrypa cave (Greece)
- Zooarchaeologist (supported by the British School at Athens, University of Athens and University of Sheffield) for the excavation of multi-period Tell Nader in Erbil (Kurdish Autonomous Region, Iraq)
- Zooarchaeological study of several Neolithic-Early Helladic (Bronze Age) faunal assemblages from Attica (supported by British School at Athens and Greek Archaeological Ephorates)
- Involved as a zooarchaeologist and other capacities in a variety of projects in Cyprus, both with the Department of Antiquities and foreign archaeological missions.
- Teaching activities
- Science in 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.