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Marianna Nikolaidou

Ph.D., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 1995

Fax: 310-206-4723
E-mail: marianna@ucla.edu

Mailing Address:

Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
308 Charles E Young Dr. North
A210 Fowler Building/Box 951510
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1510

Curriculum Vitae

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Research Interests

Aegean and Mediterranean prehistory, early Greek history; pottery and ceramic technology; adornment; symbolism, ritual and iconography; gender issues and women's studies; history and politics of archaeology

Selected Publications

2014 “Hunting, Fishing and Gathering at Sitagroi and Beyond: Strategies of Wild Resource Use in the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age”, in G. Touchais, R. Laffineur, and F. Rougemont (eds.), PHYSIS: L'environnement naturel et la relation homme-milieu dans le monde égéen protohistorique, Proceedings of the 14th International Aegean Conference, Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (INHA), University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne,11-14 December Aegaeum 37, Leuven, Peeters Publishers, pp. 305-316 (co-authored with E. S. Elster)

2014 “Από τη ‘Θεά της Παλαιάς Ευρώπης’ στην αρχαιολογία του φύλου: η κληρονομιά της Marija Gimbutas” / “From the ‘Goddess of Old Europe’ to Gender Archaeology: The Legacy of Marija Gimbutas”, in E. Stefani, N. Merousis, and A. Dimoula (eds.), Εκατό χρόνια έρευνας στην προϊστορική Μακεδονία 1912-2012 / A Century of Research in Prehistoric Macedonia 1912-2012, Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, pp. 695-706 ( co-authored with D. Kokkinidou; in Greek with English summary)

2013 “Sitagroi in 2013: A Fresh Evaluation of Wild Resource Exploitation during the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age”, Backdirt: Annual Review of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, pp. 54-69
(co-authored with E. S. Elster and J. M. Renfrew)

2013 “Gender in Greek and Aegean Prehistory”, in D. Bolger (ed.), A Companion to Gender Prehistory, Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 502-525 (co-authored with L. A Hitchcock)

2012 “Looking for Minoan and Mycenean Women: Paths of Feminist Scholarship towards the Aegean Bronze Age”, in S. L. James and S. Dillon (eds.) A Companion to Women in the Ancient World, Chichester, Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 38-53

2011 Spondylus in Prehistory: New Data and Approaches. Contributions to the Archaeology of Shell Technologies, BAR International Series 2216, Oxford (co-edited with F. Ifantidis)

2010 “Κοσμήματα στη Νεολιθική Μακεδονία: πρόσωπα και τελετουργίες μιας Νεολιθικής τεχνολογίας” / “Ornaments of Neolithic Macedonia: Faces and rituals of a prehistoric technology), in N.Μερούσης, E. Στεφανή, Μ. Νικολαΐδου (επιμ.), ΙΡΙΣ. Μελέτες στη μνήμη της καθηγήτριας Αγγελικής Πιλάλη-Παπαστερίου από τους μαθητές της στο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης. Θεσσαλονίκη, Εκδόσεις Κορνηλία Σφακιανάκη, pp. 137-168 (in Greek, with English summary)

2009 “Chapter 2. Architectural Phases 1 to 3 (Early Phase)”, in P. P. Betancourt, Pseira X: The Excavation of Block AF, Philadelphia, INSTAP Academic Press, pp. 5-15 (with P. P. Betancourt and E. Velona)

“Chapter 3. Architectural Phases 3 (Late Phase) to 5”, in P. P. Betancourt, Pseira X: The Excavation of Block AF, Philadelphia, INSTAP Academic Press, pp. 17-26 (with B. Betanccourt, E. Armpis, G. Mitrakis, E. Velona, and F. Zervaki)


2009 “Gender and Greek Archaeology: An Encounter Long Over-Due”, in K. Kopaka (ed.) FYLO. Engendering Prehistoric “Stratigraphies” in the Aegaean and the Mediterranean, Proceedings of an International Conference University of Crete, Rethymno 2-5 June 2005, Aegaeum 30, Université de Liège and University of Texas at Austin - PASP, pp. 25-37 (co-authored with D. Kokkinidou)

2008 “Using Image Analysis Software to Correlate Sherd Scans in the Field and X-Ray Elements Maps in the Laboratory”, SAS Bulletin 31(2), pp. 8-12 (co-authored with E. Frahm and M. Kelly-Buccellati)

2007 “Ritualized Technologies in the Aegaean Neolithic? The Crafts of Adornment”, in E. Kyriakidis (ed.), The Archaeology of Ritual, Cotsen Advanced Seminar 3, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, pp. 183-208

2007 “Epos, History, Meta-history in Aegaean Bronze Age Studies”, in S. P. Morris and R. Laffineur (eds.), EPOS. Reconsidering Greek Epic and Aegaean Bronze Age Archaeology, Proceedings of the 11th International Aegean Conference, Los Angeles, UCLA - The J. Paul Getty Villa, 20-23 April 2006, Aegaeum 28, Université de Liège and University of Texas at Austin - PASP, pp. 35-48 (co-authored with D. Kokkinidou)

2004 “On the Stage and Behind the Scenes: Greek Archaeology in times of Dictatorship”, in M. Galaty and C. Watkinson (eds.), Archaeology Under Dictatorship, New York, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, pp. 155-190 (co-authored with D. Kokkinidou)

2003 “From Metron to Context in Neolithic/Early Bronze Age Mandalon, Northwestern Greece: The Example of Ceramics”, in K. P. Foster and R. Laffineur (eds.), METRON. Measuring the Aegaean Bronze Age, Proceedings of the 9th International Aegean Conference / 9e Rencontre égéenne internationale, Yale University, 18-21 April 2002, Aegaeum 24, Université de Liège and University of Texas at Austin - PASP, pp. 317-326 (co-authored with N. Merousis, A. Papanthimou, and A. Papasteriou)

2003 "Items of Adornment", in E. S. Elster. and C. Renfrew (eds.), Prehistoric Sitagroi: Excavations in Northeast Greece, 1968-1970. Volume 2: The Final Report, Monumenta Archaeologica 20, Los Angeles, UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, pp. 331-360

2003 "Miniatures and Models", in E. S. Elster. and C. Renfrew (eds.), Prehistoric Sitagroi: Excavations in Northeast Greece, 1968-1970. Volume 2: The Final Report, Monumenta Archaeologica 20, Los Angeles, UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, pp. 431-442

2003 “Contextual Commentary, Phases I-V”, in E. S. Elster. and C. Renfrew (eds.), Prehistoric Sitagroi: Excavations in Northeast Greece, 1968-1970. Volume 2: The Final Report, Monumenta Archaeologica 20, Los Angeles, UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, pp. 453-468 (co-authored with E. S. Elster)

2000 “A Sexist present, a Human-less Past: Museum Archaeology in Greece'', in M. Donald and L. Hurcombe (eds.), Gender and Material Culture in Archaeological Perspective, London, MacMillan Press Ltd and New York, St. Martin’s Press, pp 33-55 (co-authored with D. Kokkinidou)

1999 “Neolithic Enclosures in Greek Macedonia: Violent and Non-Violent Aspects of Territorial Demarcation”, in J. Carman and A. Harding (eds.), Ancient Warfare: Archaeological Perspectives, United Kingdom, Sutton Publishing, pp. 88-99 (co-authored with D. Kokkinidou)

1999 “A Symbolic Perspective on Protopalatial Ideologies and Administration: Formulaic Uses of Religious Imagery”, in P. P. Betancourt, V. Karageorgis, R. Laffineur, and W.-D. Niemeier (eds.), MELETEMATA. Studies in Aegean Archaeology. Presented to Malcolm H. Wiener as He Enters His 65th Year, Aegaeum 20, Université de Liège and University of Texas at Austin - PASP, pp. 555-560

1998 “The Sealstone”, in C. Floyd, Pseira III: The Plateia Building, Philadelphia, University Museum Publications, pp. 111-115

1998 “Greek Women in Archaeology: An Untold Story”, in M. L. Stig Sorensen and M. Diaz-Andreu (eds.), Excavating Women. A History of Women in European Archaeology, London, Routledge, pp. 235-265 (co-authored with D. Kokkinidou)

1997 "Body Imagery in the Aegean Neolithic: Ideological Implications of Anthropomorphic Figurines", in J. Moore and E. Scott (eds.), Invisible People and Processes. Writing Gender and Childhood into European Archaeology, London and New York, Leicester University Press, pp. 88-112 (co-authored with D. Kokkinidou)

1993 Η αρχαιολογία και η κοινωνική ταυτότητα του φύλου. Προσεγγίσεις στην αιγαιακή προϊστορία (Archaeology and Gender. Approaches to Aegean Prehistory), Θεσσαλονίκη, Βάνιας (co-authored with D. Kokkinidou; in Greek, with English summary)


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