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Research Associate

Dimitris Roussos is a geoarchaeologist specialized in archaeological soil micromorphology and other methods of geosciences applied in archaeological research. He is currently in the final year of his PhD research at the Department of Historical Geology and Paleontology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Dimitris has developed a durable collaboration as a researcher with the University of Athens and the Μ.Η. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Additionally, since 2018, he has been working with the Swiss School for Archaeology in Greece as a member of the research team of the Sanctuary of Artemis, Amarysia project in Amarynthos.

His role in the BONDS project involves the geoarchaeological investigation of combustion features and related outdoor sediments from all four key sites. Sampling will target both the archaeological stratigraphy and the combustion features of interest in order to assess their technological aspects and use contextually. The analyses involve archaeological soil micromorphology, FTIR, XRD and XRF. Microscopic observation coupled with geochemical and mineralogical analyses through an integrative methodology will provide valuable insights into several aspects of the activities that took place in each site and help us successfully meet the aims and objectives of the project.