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Ms Peny Tsakanikou  

Postgraduate research student for Centre for the Archaeology of Human Origins (CAHO)

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My PhD work explores hominin movement and occupation in eastern and north-eastern Mediterranean during the Lower Palaeolithic. In particular, I am investigating the Aegean dry-land hypothesis and its impact in the ways we interpret the archaeological evidence and model hominin movement. Following an interdisciplinary approach integrating archaeology, paleogeography, palaeoenvironmental proxies and spatial analyses (GIS), I attempt to develop an innovative approach to study hominins in changing, dynamic landscapes.

Since 2013 I am a member of the research team excavating the Rodafnidia open-air Lower Palaeolithic site on Lesbos Island (NE Aegean, Greece).

Research interests

Thesis title: Hominin movement and occupation patterns in eastern and north-eastern Mediterranean during the Lower Palaeolithic.

Supervisory team: Dr John McNabb & Dr Helen Farr.

My research is partly funded by the University of Southampton (Vice Chancellor’s Award) and by the Greek Archaeological Committee UK (GACUK).

Ms Peny Tsakanikou
Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Southampton
Avenue Campus, Highfield
SO17 1BF
United Kingdom
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