Dr Nena Galanidou

Honorary Visiting Fellow

Profile

Nena Galanidou holds a BA in History and Archaeology from the University of Crete (1988), an MSc in Archaeological Computing from Southampton University (1989) and a PhD in Palaeolithic Archaeology from the University of Cambridge (1996). She worked in the Information Technology Department of the Benaki Museum, Athens (1989-1990). Between 1996 and 1999 as a stipendiary research fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge, she taught undergraduate courses in Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Archaeology and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology. In 2000 she became an Assistant Professor and in 2009 Associate Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology at the University of Crete.

She has conducted fieldwork in Greece and Croatia and participated in international projects studying the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic of SE Europe. She directs Palaeolithic research on Lesbos and the Inner Ionian Archipelago, excavating the Lower Palaeolithic Rodafnidia at Lisvori and the Middle Palaeolithic cavern at Kythros, respectively.

She is an associate editor of Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences and the Journal of Greek Archaeology She participates in the scientific networks: AGE (Archaeology and Gender in Europe), SPLASHCOS (Submerged Prehistoric Landscapes of the Continental Shelf), and INNOVARCH (Innovating Training Aims for Public Archaeology). She is a member of the European Association of Archaeologists and the Regional Council for Research and Innovation of the Northern Aegean. She is scientific editor of the Public Archaeology series published by Kaleidocope Editions, scientific consultant of the DISPERSE project funded by E.R.C., and a Honorary Visiting Fellow of the Department of Archaeology, University of York, UK.

 

Research

Research interests:

  • Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic Archaeology
  • Ethnoarchaeology
  • Archaeological History and Method
  • Public Archaeology

 

Publications

Books

1997, ‘Home is Where the Hearth is’: The Spatial Organisation of the Upper Palaeolithic Rockshelter Occupations at Klithi and Kastritsa in Northwest Greece, Oxford: British Archaeological Reports International Series 687.

2003, Galanidou, N. & PerlèsC., The Greek Mesolithic: Problems and Perspectives, Athens: Monograph of the British School at Athens 10.

Book reviews:

  • Conneller, C. 2004, Antiquity 78, 916-922.
  • Runnells, C. 2004 Cambridge Archaeological Journal 14(2), 293-296.
  • Bogucki, P. 2005, Journal of Field Archaeology 30, 103-105.

2007, Galanidou, N. & DommasnesL.H., Telling Children about the Past. AnInterdisciplinaryPerspective, Ann Arbor: International Monographs in Prehistory.

Book reviews:

  • Mello, R. 2009, Visitor Studies 12(1), 82-85.
  • Carver, E. 2009, Antiquity 83, 861-863.

2012, Telling Children about the Past (in Greek), Public Archaeology 1, Athens: Kaleidoscope. (Scientific editing, annotation bibliographical extension of the Greek edition). 

Book reviews:

  • Fragoudaki, Α., 2014, How history is taught, The Books' Journal 40, February 2014.

2014, Flemming, N. C., Çağatay, M. N., Chiocci, F. L., Galanidou, N., Jöns, H., Lericolais, G., Missiaen, T., Moore, F., Rosentau, A., Sakellariou, D., Skar, B., Stevenson, A. & Weerts, H., Land Beneath the Waves: Submerged landscapes and sea level change. A joint geoscience-humanities strategy for European Continental Shelf Prehistoric Research, Ostend: European Marine Board Position Paper 21.

2016, Forsén, B., Galanidou, N., & Tikkala, E. (eds.), Thesprotia Expedition III. Landscapes of Nomadism and Sedentism. Helsinki: Papers and Monographs of the Finnish Institute at Athens XXII.

Articles and Chapters

1993, Quantitative Methods for Spatial Analysis at Rockshelters: The Case of Klithi, in Computing the Past: Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology CAA92, Andersen, J., Madsen, T. & Scollar, I. (eds.), Aarhus: Aarhus University Press, 357-366.

1996, ‘So Far Away, So Close’: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives on Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Research in Greece, Ariadne 8, 7-29.

1997, The Spatial Organisation of Klithi, in Klithi: Archaeology of a Late Glacial Landscape in Epirus, NW Greece 1, Bailey, G.N. (eds.), Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, 275-304.

1997, Lithic Refitting and Site Structure at Kastritsa, in Klithi: Archaeology of a Late Glacial Landscape in Epirus, NW Greece 2, Bailey, G.N. (eds.), Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, 497-520.

1997, Bailey, G. N., Cadbury, T., Galanidou, N. & Kotjabopoulou, E. Rockshelters and Open-air sites: Survey Strategies and Regional Site Distributions, in Klithi: Archaeology of a Late Glacial Landscape inEpirus, NW Greece 2, Bailey, G.N. (eds.), Cambridge: MacDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, 521-536.

1998, Uses of Ethnography in Modelling Palaeolithic Settlement: Τhe Past, the Present, the Future, Préhistoire Européenne 13, 195-204.

1999, Regional settlement and intra-site spatial patterns in Upper Palaeolithic Epirus, in Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on the Palaeolithic of Greece and Adjacent Areas, Bailey G.N., Adam, E., Panagopoulou, E., Perlès, C., & Zachos, K. (eds.), Αθήνα: Monograph of the British School at Athens 3, 148-158.

2000, Patterns in caves: foragers, horticulturists and the use of space, Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 19, 243-275.

2000, Galanidou, N., Tzedakis, P.C., Lawson, I.T. & Frogley, M.R. A revised chronological and paleoenvironmental framework for the Kastritsa rockshelter, northwest Greece, Antiquity 74, 349-355.

2000, Biographies of lithic artefacts from the Upper Palaeolithic Kastritsa, Annual of the British School of Archaeology at Athens 95, 1-19.

2000, Miracle, P., Galanidou, N. & Foyenbaher, S., Pioneers in the Hills: Early Mesolithic Foragers at Šebrn Abri (Istria, Croatia), European Journal of Archaeology 3(3), 293-329.

2001, Galanidou, N. & Tzedakis, P., New AMS dates from Upper Palaeolithic Kastritsa, Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 67, 271-278.

2002, The chipped stone industry from Ftelia: An introduction, in The Neolithic Settlement at Ftelia, Myconos, Sampson A. (eds.), Rhodes: University of the Aegean, 317-332.

2003, Galanidou N. & Perlès, C., An introduction to the Greek Mesolithic, in The Greek Mesolithic: Problems and Perspectives, Galanidou Ν. & Perlès C. (eds.), Athens: Monograph of the British School at Athens 10, 27-32.

2003, Reassessing the Greek Mesolithic: the pertinence of the Markovits collections, in The Greek Mesolithic: Problems and Perspectives, Galanidou Ν. & Perlès C. (eds.), Athens: Monograph of the British School at Athens 10, 99-112.

2004, Human presence in the Balkans during the Palaeolithic, in Balkan Biodiversity. Pattern and Process in the European Hotspot, Griffiths, H.J., Reed J. & Kristufek B. (eds.), Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 157-175.

2005, The Many Faces of Hunter-Gatherer Research. European Journal of Archaeology, 8(3), 289-292.

2006, Analytical and ethical issues concerning organic residues on Paleolithic chipped stone tools from NW Greece, Journal of Field Archaeology 31 (4), 351-362.

2007, Dommasnes L.H. & Galanidou, N., Children and narratives of the Past, in Telling Children about the Past an Interdisciplinary Perspective, Galanidou Ν. & Dommasnes L.H. (eds.), Ann Arbor: International Monographs in Prehistory, 1-14

2007, In a child’s eyes: Human origins and the Paleolithic in children’s book illustrations, in Telling Children about the Past: An Interdisciplinary Perspective, Galanidou Ν. & Dommasnes L.H. (eds.), Ann Arbor: International Monographs in Prehistory, 145-172.

2008, Galanidou N. & Mandeli K., Neolithic Katsambas re-visited: The evidence from the House, in Escaping the Labyrinth: the Cretan Neolithic in Context, Isaakidou V. & Tomkins P. (eds.), Oxford: Oxbow Books - Sheffield Studies in Aegean Archaeology, 172-183.

2008, The Palaeolithic for children. Text and identity, in Children, identities and the past, Dommasnes L.H. & Agotnes A. (eds.), Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 181-205.

2009, Palaeolithic palimpsests and action. Archaeological readings where time intersects space (in Greek), in Ubidubiumibilibertas. Honorary Volume for Professor Nikolas Faraklas, Loukos, C., Xifaras, Ν. & Pateraki Κ. (eds.), Rethymno: Publications of the Faculty of Letters University of Crete, 35-49.

2009, Foragers or farmers? Aegean prehistoric research and the beginning of the thread of cretan prehistory (in Greek) in Aegean Prehistory at the turn of the 21st century, Proceedings of the symposium Dec. 2003, Kopaka Κ. (ed.), HerakleionUniversity of Crete Publications, 181-205.

2009, Bailey G. & Galanidou N., Caves, palimpsests and dwelling spaces: Εxamples from the Upper Palaeolithic of south-east Europe, World Archaeology 41(2), 215-241.

2009, On the contribution of the second gender in the history of evolution (in Greek), in Research on History, Archaeology, and Art in memory of Stella Papadaki-Oekland, Loukos, C., Gkratziou, O., & Missiou A. (eds.), HerakleionUniversity of Crete Publications, 351-66.

2009, Iliopoulos, G., Galanidou, N., Pergantis, S.A., Vamvakaki, V., & Chaniotakis, N. Identifying the geochemical taphonomy of the osteological material from Katsambas rockshelter, Journal of Archaeological Science 37 (1), 116-123.

2009, Elements of a Neolithic technology. The thread connecting Mykonos to other islands of the Cyclades (in Greek) in Studies and Research about Mykonos in Social and Humanitarian Sciences, Mykonos: Scientific and Educational Institute of the Cyclades, 141-151.

2010, The prehistory of human presence in the basin of the Kastoria lake. The evidence from the Pantazopoulos collection (in Greek), The Archaeological Work in Macedonia and Thrace 21 (2007), 1-8.

2011, Mesolithic cave use in Greece and the mosaic of human communities, Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 24 (2), 219-242.

2011, PS 43 - Catalogue of Sites in the Central Kokytos Valley, in Thesprotia Expedition II. Environment and Settlement Patterns, Forsén B. & Tikkala E. (eds.), Helsinki: Papers and Monographs of the Finnish Institute at Athens XVI, 90-91.

2011,  Excavating an excavation: Neolithic Katsampas half a century after its discovery,  Anaskamma 5. 

2012, Preface in Public Archaeology (in Greek), in Telling Children about the Past, Galanidou Ν. and Dommasnes L.H. (eds.), Athens, Kaleidoscope, 11-20.

2013, Looking for the first inhabitants of the Aegean: The Palaeolithic excavation at Rodafnidia Lisvorion Lesbos (in Greek), in Island Identities Alvanou, Μ. (eds.), Mytilene: General Secreteriat of the Aegean and Island Policy, 15-17.

2013, Galanidou, N., Cole, J., Iliopoulos, G. & McNabb J., East meets West: Τhe Middle Pleistocene site of Rodafnidia on Lesvos, Greece, Antiquity Project Gallery 087 (336).

2013, Lawson, I. T., Tzedakis, P. C., Roucoux, K. H. & Galanidou, N. The anthropogenic influence on wildlife regimes: Charcoal records from the Holocene and Last Interglacial at Ioannina, Greece, Journal of Biogeography 40(12), 2324-2334.

2014, Advances in the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic archaeology of Greece for the new millennium, Pharos 20 (1), 1-40.

2014, Early Hominins on Crete: Fact or Fiction? Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 21(2), 260-267.

2014,Galanidou, N., Gaki-Papanastasiou, K., Karymbalis, E., Maroukian, H., Koskeridiou, E. & Giangas, C., The Palaeogeographic Evolution of the Kairatos Drainage Basin and its Coastal Plain during the Holocene, Kritika Chronika XXXIV, 97-122.

2014, Comment after invitation of Purpose, Permanence, and Perception of 14,000-Year-Old Architecture: Contextual Taphonomy of Food Refuse, of Yeshurun, R., Bar-Oz, G., Kaufman, D. & Weinstein-Evron, M., Current Anthropology 55 (5), 608-609.

2014 Galanidou, Ν. & Efstratiou, Ν. Neanderthals in Macedonia (in Greek), in A Century of Research in Prehistoric MacedoniaProceedings of the International Conference, Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki November 22-24 2012, Stefani, Ε., Merousis, Ν., & Dimoula, Α. (eds.), Thessaloniki: Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, 181-194.

2015, Zavitsanou, A., Sakellariou, D., Rousakis, G., Georgiou, P. & Galanidou, N., Paleogeographic reconstruction of the Inner Ionian Sea during Late Pleistocene low sea level stands: preliminary results, in Proceedings of the 11th Panhellenic Symposium on Oceanography and Fisheries, Mytilene, 997-1000.

2015, Seascape Survey on the Inner Ionian Sea Archipelago, in Field Archaeology from Around the World. Ideas and Approaches, Carver, M., Gaydarska, B. & Monton, S. (eds.), Springer: 101-106.

2015,Τhe Klithi site: Excavating a rock-shelter in northwest Greece, in Field Archaeology from Around the World. Ideas and Approaches, Carver, M., Gaydarska, B. & Monton, S. (eds.), Springer: 119-122.

2015, Koutsoumpos, L. & Galanidou, N., Catching Water: Traditional Water-Collecting and Storing Structures at Meganisi, in BioCultural 2015, International Conference on Sustainability in Architectural Cultural Heritage, University of Cyprus 11-12 December 2015, Limassol, 9-19.

2016, Galanidou, N., Athanassas, C., Cole, J., Iliopoulos, G., Katerinopoulos, A., Magganas, A. & McNabb, J., The Acheulian Site at Rodafnidia, Lisvori, on Lesbos, Greece: 2010–2012 in Harvati Κ., & Roksandic, Μ. (eds.) Paleoanthropology of the Balkans and Anatolia, Dordrecht: Springer, 119-138.

2016, Galanidou, Ν., Iliopoulos, G., & Papoulia, C., The Palaeolithic settlement of Lefkas. Archaeological evidence in a palaeogeographic context, Journal of Greek Archaeology 1, 1-31.

2016, Forsén, B. & Galanidou, N., Reading the Human Imprint on the Thesprotian Landscape: A Diachronic Perspective, in Thesprotia Expedition III. Landscapes of Nomadism and Sedentism, Forsén, B., Galanidou, N., & Tikkala, E. (eds.), Helsinki: Papers and Monographs of the Finnish Institute at Athens XXII, 1-27.

2016, Galanidou, N., C. Papoulia & S. Ligovanlis, The Middle Palaeolithic Bifacial Tools from Megalo Karvounari, in Thesprotia Expedition III. Landscapes of Nomadism and Sedentism, Forsén, B., Galanidou, N., & Tikkala, E. (eds.), Helsinki: Papers and Monographs of the Finnish Institute at Athens XXII, 29-58.

2016, Forsén, Β., Galanidou, N., Papoulia, C. & Tikkala, E., Beyond Sites: Tract finds and Hidden Landscapes, in Thesprotia Expedition III. Landscapes of Nomadism and Sedentism, Forsén, B., Galanidou, N., & Tikkala, E. (eds.), Helsinki: Papers and Monographs of the Finnish Institute at Athens XXII, 59-97.

2016, Galanidou, N. & Papoulia C., PS43: A Multi-period Stone Age Site on the Kokytos Valley Bottom, in Thesprotia Expedition III. Landscapes of Nomadism and Sedentism, Forsén, B., Galanidou, N., & Tikkala, E. (eds.), Helsinki: Papers and Monographs of the Finnish Institute at Athens XXII, 99-120.

2016, Πριν από την Αρχαία Νήρικο τι; Παλαιολιθικά ευρήματα από τους Καρυώτες Λευκάδας, in Νήρικος-Λευκάς-Κάστρο Η Μακροβιότερη Πρωτεύουσα της Λευκάδας, Πρακτικά Συνεδρίου, Πνευματικό Κέντρο Δήμου Λευκάδας, Γιορτές Λόγου και Τέχνης Λευκάδας, Αύγουστος 2010, Παπαδάτου-Γιαννοπούλου (eds.), Λευκάδα, 83-111.

2016 Sakellariou, D. & Galanidou, N., Pleistocene submerged landscapes and Palaeolithic archaeology in the tectonically active Aegean region, in Geology and Archaeology: Submerged Landscapes of the Continental Shelf, Harff, J., Bailey, G.N., Luth, F. (eds.) Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 411, 145-178.

2017, Sakellariou, D. & Galanidou, Ν., Aegean Pleistocene Landscapes Above and Below Sea-Level: Palaeogeographic Reconstruction and Hominin Dispersals, in Bailey, G. N., Harff, J., & Sakellariou, D. (eds.) Under the Sea: Archaeology and Palaeolandscapes of the Continental Shelf. Springer, 335-359.

 

Encyclopedia entries

2014, Archaeological survey on the Inner Ionian Sea Archipelago, in Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, Smith, C. (eds.),New York: Springer, 3882-3888.

2014, Τhe Klithi site: Excavating a rock-shelter in northwest Greece, in Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, Smith, C. (eds.),New York: Springer, 4296-4299.

 

Book reviews

1998, Ideas about Prehistory and Ethnology: the Classical Heritage.  Book review of: Ν. Lianeris, Prehistory in Antiquity. About Myth and Philosophy (in Greek). (1997, Athens: Trochalia), EuropeanJournalofArchaeology 1/2, 283-85.

1999, Book review of:Stringer C. & Mckie R., African Exodus. The Origins of Modern Humans (1996, London, Jonathan Cape), Σύγχρονα Θέματα (in Greek) 68-70, 390-91.

2001, Ιmages of power and the power of images Βιβλιοκρισία του: Wiber M.: Erect Men Undulating Women: The Visual Imagery of Gender. “Race” and Progress in Reconstructive Illustrations of Human Evolution (1997, Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press), European Journal of Archaeology 4(1), 142-3.

2005, The Many faces of Hunter Gatherer research, (Book review on:  Ethnoarchaeology and Hunter Gatherers: Pictures at an Exhibition, Κ. J. Fewster & M. Zvelebil (eds.), P. Jordan, Material Culture and Sacred Landscape: The anthropology of the Siberian Khanty, και S. Barut Kusimba, African Foragers,) European Journal of Archaeology8 (3), 289-292.

2009, Book review of: Bailey, G. & Spikins, P., Mesolithic Europe (2008, Cambridge University Press), Journal of Field Archaeology 34(2), 219-220.

2012, Book review of: Alexianu, Μ., Weller, O. & Curca R-G. (eds.).Archaeology and Anthropology of salt: A Diachronic Approach(2011, BAR IS 2198, Oxford: Archaeopress), Antiquity 86, 935-937.

2013, Book review of: Tourloukis, V., The Early and Middle Pleistocene Archaeological Record of Greece (2010 Archaeological Studies 23, Leiden: Leiden University Press), Journal of Field Archaeology 39(1),106-108.

 

 

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Contact details

Dr Nena Galanidou
Honorary Visiting Fellow
Department of Archaeology
University of York
King's Manor
Exhibition Square
York
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