Dr Angelos Hadjikoumis

BA, MSc, PhD

School of History, Philosophy and Digital Humanities

Honorary Research Fellow

Dr Angelos Hadjikoumis
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Dr Angelos Hadjikoumis
School of History, Philosophy and Digital Humanities
Ella Armitage Building
40 Leavygreave Road
S3 7RD

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)