Ariadni Kostomitsopoulou Marketou

Doctoral Research Fellow - Archaeology
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Academic interests

The focus of my PhD project is the study of pigment production based on the material remains of a late Hellenistic workshop, found at the district of the ancient agora of Kos (Greece). Excavations on the site brought to light numerous pigments, raw materials, fire-structures, alongside metallurgical remains. 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. 



2020 Gjennomføringsstipendiat at IAKH

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: CharacteriSation 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 archaeological material

         by High Performance Liquid Chromatography and

         FT-IR spectroscopy



Tags: Archaeometry, Workshop, Pigments, Production, Technology Hellenistic Period, PhD candidate archaeology/conservation


  • Kostomitsopoulou Marketou, Ariadni; Andriulo, Fabrizio; Steindal, Calin Constantin & Handberg, Søren (2020). Egyptian Blue Pellets from the First Century BCE Workshop of Kos (Greece): Microanalytical Investigation by Optical Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy-X-ray Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy and Micro-Raman Spectroscopy. Minerals.  ISSN 2075-163X.  10 . doi: Full text in Research Archive.
  • Kostomitsopoulou Marketou, Ariadni (2019). The Pigment Production Site of the Ancient Agora of Kos (Greece): Revisiting the Material Evidence. THIASOS: Rivista di archeologia e architettura antica.  ISSN 2279-7297.  8(1), s 61- 80 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Kostomitsopoulou Marketou, Ariadni; Kouzeli, Kelly & Facorellis, Yorgos (2019). Colourful earth: Iron-containing pigments from the Hellenistic pigment production site of the ancient agora of Kos (Greece). Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports.  ISSN 2352-409X.  26, s 1- 13 . doi: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2019.05.008 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary

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