Trisevgeni Papadakou

Trisevgeni Papadakou is an Academic Scholar at the School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Economics, International Hellenic University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Archaeology, a master’s degree in Prehistoric Archaeology and a PhD from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Trisevgeni specializes in prehistory and specifically in pottery analysis and the study of archaeobotanical remains. Her PhD, completed with a scholarship from the Onassis Foundation, involves the development of an interdisciplinary methodology for the study of Early Neolithic pottery.

Trisevgeni has worked as a researcher and field archaeologist, and participates in a number of large-scale research projects, focusing on the study of material culture and the exploitation of the environment in Prehistory. Moreover, she is a translator of academic works (books, conference proceedings, journal articles) on archaeology, history, and history of art, from and into English.

Research Programmes

  • EXPLO – Exploring the dynamics and causes of prehistoric land use change in the cradle of European farming, funded by ERC, (2020-2024)
  • Tools, Techniques and Specialists: the keys to understand the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in Mediterranean Europe (Tool & Tech) Institution: Proyectos de I+D (PID2020-112513RB-I00). Ministry of Science and Innovation (Spain). (2021-2025)
  • THALES-Exploring research programme, “Exploitation of resources in the Neolithic period in northern Greece. Material culture and environment.” This research has been co-financed by the European Union (European Social Fund – ESF) and Greek national funds through the Operational Program “Education and Lifelong Learning” of the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) – Research Funding Program: Thales. (2012-2015)
  • “Digitization and Archiving of Archaeological Publications in the Daily and Periodical Press of the Period 1832–1932”, Information Society Operational Programme, Department of Archaeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2008)

Publications (selected)

  • Papadakou, T., K. Kotsakis, D. Urem-Kotsou. 2021. “Distribution of organic-tempered pottery in SE Europe and the Near East: a complex picture. The case of northern Greece”, Open Archaeology 7, 1425–1443,
  • Saridaki, N., K. Kotsakis, D. Urem-Kotsou, T. Papadakou, A. Papaioannou. 2019. Production practices during the Neolithic in Pieria, Macedonia (Northern Greece). In: Amicone, S., Quinn, P., Marić, M., Mirković-Marić, N., Radivojević, M. (Eds) Tracing pottery making recipes in the Balkans, 6th4th millennium BC. Archaeopress, 129-143.
  • Urem-Kotsou, D., A. Dimoula, G. Elezi, T. Papadakou, A. Papaioannou, N. Saridaki, I. Siamidou, T. Silva, E. Tzemopoulou, K. Kotsakis. 2017. Patterns in contemporaneous ceramic traditions: inter-regional relations between Thessaly and Macedonia during the Early and Middle Neolithic. In: Sarris, A., E. Kalogiropoulou, T. Kalayci & L. Karimali (eds.) Communities, Landscapes, and Interaction in Neolithic Greece, (1st ed., Vol. 20, pp. 324–338). Berghahn Books.
  • Papadakou, T., K. Kotsakis, D. Urem-Kotsou. 2015. “Early Neolithic Pottery from the site Paliambela Kolindros”, The Archaeological Work in Macedonia and Thrace 2012 [in Greek]
  • Urem-Kotsou, D., A. Papaioannou, T. Papadakou, N. Saridaki, Z. Intze. 2014. Pottery and Stylistic Boundaries. Early and Middle Neolithic Pottery in Macedonia. In: Stefani, E., N. Merousis, & A. Dimoula (eds.) A Century of Research in Prehistoric Macedonia 1912-2012, Thessaloniki: Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki Publications, pp. 505-518

Conference presentations (selected)

  • Papadakou, T., G. Tsartsidou, L. Papadopoulou, K. Kotsakis, S. Valamoti, D. Urem-Kotsou. 2016. Phytoliths in pottery: bringing together different aspects of the Neolithic. Workshop on the Analysis of Microscopic Particles in Archaeological Samples (WAMPAS), Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leibzig, Germany, 6-8 December 2016
  • Papadakou, T., A. Papaioannou, G. Elezi, I. Siamidou, E. Tzemopoulou & D. Urem-Kotsou. 2015. Pottery production and consumption during the Early and Middle Neolithic. Exploitation of resources in the Neolithic Period in Northern Greece. Material culture and environment. Interim Results. Workshop, Thessaloniki, 13.03.2015
  • Urem-Kotsou, D., T. Papadakou, A. Papaioannou, T. Silva, G. Elezi, N. Saridaki, A. Dimoula, K. Kotsakis. Different Ways of Crafting a Pot: Variation in the techniques of Neolithic potters in northern Greece. 20th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Istanbul, Turkey, 10-14 September 2014
  • Dimoula, A., N. Saridaki, A. Papaioannou, T. Papadakou, D. Urem-Kotsou, K. Kotsakis. 2014. Mobile Pots. Regional Interaction during the Neolithic Period in Northern Greece. Northern Greece and Southeastern Europe during the Neolithic Period: An Interaction Zone. Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, 26-29 June 2014

Translations (selected works)

  • “The Allied Army of the Orient in Thessaloniki, 1915-1918: the city and its representations” (Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki 2020)
  • “The Desire for Freedom: Art in Europe Since 1945 Beyond Boundaries (Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki 2014)
  • “ACE – Archaeology in Europe: professional practice and public outreach” (European funded research project, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2007-2012)