Ariadni Kostomitsopoulou Marketou

Doctoral Research Fellow - Archaeology
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Visiting address Blinderveien 11 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1008 Blindern 0316 OSLO
Other affiliations Faculty of Humanities (Student)

Academic interests

The focus of my PhD project is the analytical characterization of pigments and raw materials derived from a Late Hellenistic ̶ Early Roman (1st century BC-1st AD) production site of the Agora of Kos (Dodecanese, Greece). Excavations on the site brought to light numerous pigments, raw materials, and tools, along with the remains of fire structures. The production of Egyptian blue must have been one of the workshop’s core activities, while earth pigment lumps in different stages of production were also found. The examination of the material culture of the site aims to shed light on the ancient manufacturing technology of pigment production, the provenance of the raw materials and the applications of the final products.


2017 PhD Candidate at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History,

        University of Oslo

2016 M.Sc. Protection, Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Monuments,

        Faculty of Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

         Master Thesis: Characterization of late Hellenistic pigments and raw materials derived

         from the excavation of the Colour Workshop of the Ancient Agora of Cos

2014 B.Sc. Degree in Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

         Bachelor Thesis: Identification of Tyrian Purple in archeological material

         by High Performance Liquid Chromatography and

         FT-IR spectroscopy



Tags: Archaeology, Conservation, Archaeometry, Conservation Science, Chemistry, Hellenistic Period, Roman Period, PhD candidate archaeology/conservation, PhD candidate archaeology
Published Feb. 8, 2017 9:52 AM - Last modified Mar. 22, 2018 10:38 AM