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Elisavet Stamataki


Key Research Interests

  • Bioarchaeology

  • Stable isotopes

  • Fourier Transformed Infrared Spectroscopy

  • OsteologyPalaeopathology

In 2018 I finished my first MSc in Human Osteology and Palaeopathology with a specialisation in Stable Light Isotope analysis at the University of Bradford, United Kingdom. For my master thesis, I used the stable light isotope analysis of Carbon (δ13C) and Nitrogen (δ15N) to investigate the diet of a Spanish medieval population from the cemetery of Sant Esteve de Canapost.

In 2020, I finished my second master’s in Prehistoric Archaeology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. For my master thesis, I studied the human skeletal remains of a collective burial that excavated in a chamber tomb near the Mycenaean palace of Dimini in Magnesia, Greece. 

In 2018, I started a joined PhD at the VUB and ULB as a part of the CRUMBEL project and in 2020 I received an FWO PhD fellowship. My project’s title is ‘’Death and Fire: Investigating changes and specialisation in cremation practices in Belgium during the Metal Ages’’. I love doing chemical and structural analysis on human bones and I am always looking for the mysteries hidden in funerary practices. 

Grants and Awards: 

2021-2022: FWO PhD fellowship fundamental research

2020: VUB Doctoral School travel grant to participate in AAPA conference at Los Angeles, USA.

2016-2017: Scholarship from the public benefit foundation of Lilian Voudouri for MSc in the United Kingdom.

International membership: 
-European Association of Archaeologists

-American Association of Physical Anthropologists



MSc Human Osteology and Palaeopathology,University of Bradford

MA Prehistoric Archaeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

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