Dimitra Mylona

D. MylonaDimitra Mylona studied archaeology at the University of Crete (Rethymno) and Environme ntal Archaeology and Paleoeconomy at the University of Sheffield (UK). There she specialised in zoo-archaeology. She acquired a doctoral degree at the University of Southampton (UK) where she submitted a thesis under the title «Fish-eating in Greece from 500 BC to AD 700. A story of impoverished fishermen of lavish fish banquets?” . The thesis focuses on fish eating in ancient Greece and explores issues of environment, economy, social values and the senses. Her research interests focus on the relationships between humans and animals diachronically, on the role of animals in cult, on the archaeology of food and on the archaeology of maritime communities.

Dimitra Mylona worked as a zooarchaeologist, independently or as an associate researcher at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies (F.O.R.T.H.) and she analysed a large number of bone and shell assemblages from all over Greece and some neighbouring countries (Albania, Cyprus). She published the results of her research as well as a number of papers on a wide range of topics and a book on fish eating in Classical Greece. She participated in many conferences presenting the results of her research, she contributed to the organisation of exhibitions and she writes papers in popular journals and newspapers. She has participated in various research programs, some of which are archaeological while others focus on the dissemination of archaeological knowledge and its use by local communities.

Dimitra Mylona taught Prehistoric and Classical Archaeology at the Department of History and Archaeology, University of Crete (Rethymno) and she is currently a research fellow at the Swedish Institute at Athens, at the Kalaureia Research Program “ The Sea, the City and the God”.


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