Dr Efthymia NikitaEfi Nikita

Marie-Curie Intra-European Fellow

Email address: e.nikita@sheffield.ac.uk

Telephone: 0114 22 22951

Department Address:

Department of Archaeology,
Northgate House,
West Street,
Sheffield S14ET

Biography

Dr Efthymia Nikita is a bioarchaeologist with an undergraduate degree in Archaeology (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) and a PhD in Biological Anthropology (University of Cambridge). Her research aligns with biocultural approaches and seeks to provide insights into the activity, mobility, demography, health, and diet of past populations using macroscopic and microanalytical methods. Geographically, her projects span North Africa, Greece, and the United Kingdom, while, temporally, they cover prehistoric to medieval times. In addition, she is engaged in refining the available osteoarchaeological methodology by evaluating current methods and suggesting new approaches in the study of biodistances and activity markers. Her research has received funding by European and American foundations and it has resulted in over 35 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and edited volumes. Her teaching experience includes classes on bioarchaeology, human evolution and applied statistics in the UK and Greece. In addition, she is the author of “Osteoarchaeology: A Guide to the Macroscopic Study of Human Skeletal Remains” (to be published by Elsevier in February 2017).