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The Staff

The staff at the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete is committed to
the study and conservation of archaeological objects and sites and the collection and preservation of all available archaeological data.


The Publication Team at the Study Center provides technical archaeological services to projects which have completed the excavation process and are preparing for publication. The team is comprised of the following: an artist for pottery and small finds, a conservator, a photographer, a petrographer, and a ground penetrating radar (GPR) specialist.

Thomas M. Brogan
Stephania Chlouveraki
Doug Faulmann
Kathy Hall
Eleanor J. Huffman
Eleni Nodarou
Chronis Papanikolopoulos
Elizabeth Shank Lily Bonga Dimitra Mylona

 

 
Thomas M. Brogan
Director of the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete

Dr. Brogan received his undergraduate degree in Classical Civilization at Wabash College and his MA and PhD in Classical Archaeology from Bryn Mawr College. He has been an active member of several excavations in east Crete during the past twenty years, primarily at Mochlos where he has been the assistant director since 1992. His research interests include Minoan material culture (pottery, weights and architecture), and he places particular emphasis on contextual and regional analysis. His publications include Mochlos IB: Period III. Neopalatial Settlement on the Coast: The Artisans' Quarter and the Farmhouse at Chalinomouri. The Neopalatial Pottery with Dr. Kellee Barnard and studies of LM III architecture and settlement patterns in Mochlos I.A and Mochlos I.C with Prof. Jeff Soles and Dr. R. Angus K. Smith. In 2007 Tom and Prof. Erik Hallager organized a workshop on LM IB pottery, and the proceedings, Late Minoan IB Pottery: Regional Styles and Relative Chronology. Acts of a workshop held at the Danish Institute at Athens in collaboration with the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete, 27-29 June 2007, were published in 2011.

E-mail: Thomas M. Brogan

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Stephania Chlouveraki
Site Conservation Scientist and former Head of the Conservation Laboratory

Dr. Chlouveraki earned her degree in Conservation of Archaeological Material from the Technological Educational Institute (T.E.I.) of Athens and completed her PhD on the "Archaeology and Deterioration of Minoan Gypsum Rocks" at the Institute of Archaeology–University College London. She joined the staff at the Study Center just after it opened in 1997 and served as the Head of the Laboratory until April 2014. She now supervises site conservation projects for the Study Center. Since 1993 Stefi has been involved in a number of mosaic and building conservation/training projects in Jordan, Syria, and Oman. In 2014 Stefi joined the Conservation Dept. at T.E.I. of Athens as a lecturer.

E-mail: Stephania Chlouveraki

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Doug Faulmann
The Archaeological Illustrator for the Study Center and a member of the Publication Team

Doug received his Masters of Fine Art from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1994, but he has been working as an archaeological illustrator since 1990. He travels throughout the Mediterranean as part of his duties for the Publication Team. He is married to Kathy Hall and they have 2 children, Rosie and Fergus.

E-mail: Doug Faulmann

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Kathy Hall
Senior Conservator at the Study Center and a member of the
Publication Team

Kathy graduated from Cardiff University in 1992 with a degree in archaeological conservation. She has worked for excavations in Greece (particularly Crete), the UK, Kenya and Turkey where she worked for four years at the Institute of Nautical Archaeology. Kathy also spent several years at the University Museum in Austin, Texas. Her particular interests include: investigative conservation of all types of excavated material, including material from underwater excavations, the stabilization of metallic artifacts, and storage issues for archaeological collections.

E-mail: Kathy Hall

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Eleanor J. Huffman
Business Administrator

Eleanor handles the business office, and databases, in addition to a host of other activities. She graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a double major in Classical Studies and English Language and Literature and has lived in Greece since 1994. She is interested in storage solutions and community outreach through informative site signs and school tours.

E-mail: Eleanor J. Huffman

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Eleni Nodarou
The Study Center's Ceramic Petrographer and a member of
the Publication Team

Dr. Nodarou earned her degree in Archaeology and Art History from the University of Athens and then moved to Sheffield (UK) where she received her M.Sc. in Environmental Archaeology (Geoarchaeology) and her Ph.D. in Ceramics Analysis. Her research interests comprise the analysis of ancient pottery from Crete extending in date from the Neolithic times to the Byzantine period.

E-mail: Eleni Nodarou

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Chronis Papanikolopoulos
The Study Center's photographer and a member of the Publication Team

Chronis studied photography at the London College of Printing. He has been involved in archaeological photography since 1993, and his photos appear in numerous publications. His free time is devoted to taking experimental, fine art photos and developing ideas about photography as an art form.

E-mail: Chronis Papanikolopoulos

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Elizabeth Shank
United States Coordinator

Dr. Shank received her Ph.D. from Temple University and specializes in Aegean Bronze Age frescoes. She is also the Director of the Corpus of Aegean Frescoes, a project that helps archaeologists prepare their fresco material for publication.

E-mail: Elizabeth Shank

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Lily Bonga
Assistant Archaeological Illustrator for the Study Center and a member of the Publication Team

Dr. Bonga received her BFA (Photography) from Cornell University, her MA (Museum Studies) from Brandeis University, and her PhD (Art History) from Temple University. She first came to the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete in the summer of 2009 as a graduate student and later was awarded the INSTAP SCEC Library Fellowship. Since 2012 she has worked as an archaeological illustrator. Although Lily enjoys drawing Bronze and Iron Age pottery for the various projects, she is particularly fond of the Neolithic period. Her dissertation was on "Late Neolithic Pottery from Mainland Greece, ca. 5300-4300 BC."

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Dimitra Mylona
The Faunal Specialist for the Study Center and a member of the Publication Team

Dr. Dimitra Mylona studied Archaeology at the University of Crete and earned her M.Sc. in Environmental Archaeology and Palaeoeconomy at Sheffield with a specialization in zoo-archaeology. She later received her Ph.D. at the University of Southampton, writing a thesis on fish consumption in ancient Greece. Her work focuses on the analysis of archaeological animal remains (mammals, fish, and mollusks) and her research interests touch upon a number of issues related to food consumption, economy and cult. She is particularly interested in the archaeology of maritime communities.

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