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Humanizing Antiquity: Biocultural Approaches to Identity Formation in Ancient Boeotia, central Greece

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Project "HumAn" data sheet

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postcode: S10 2TN

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 183˙454 €
 EC max contribution 183˙454 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2015
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-08-01   to  2018-07-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD UK (SHEFFIELD) coordinator 183˙454.00


 Project objective

HumAn aims at providing insights into the biological dimensions of the sociopolitically constructed notions of kinship, citizenship and ethnicity in Archaic to Roman-era Boeotia (central Greece) by integrating mortuary data, historical information and osteoarchaeological analysis. Although identity negotiation is a social phenomenon, it has often constrained genetic relationships. Osteoarchaeological analysis can provide invaluable information on the extent of intermarriage and social mobility that accompanied belonging to specific groups. Ancient Boeotia is an ideal case study for the study of conflicting identities since it is characterized by the parallel evolution of the Boeotian League (the first Greek federal state) and a strong citizenship identity among Boeotian cities. The proposed project will explore genetic kinship and social structure in ancient Boeotian cities to assess whether belonging to specific groups hindered gene flow and social mobility. Written sources (historiography, drama, epigraphy), material culture (funerary data) and osteological analysis (macroscopic and microanalytical methods for the assessment of genetic relatedness, diet, activity, and health) will be amalgamated in achieving the aforementioned objective. The Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield, forms the ideal environment for this project given its tradition in funerary archaeology and the study of identity and social structure in past societies, as well as the ample training opportunities it will offer to the candidate. The exploration of identity negotiation in ancient Greece can play a major role in increasing public awareness regarding the antiquity of social diversity. Finally, HumAn will greatly enhance the applicant’s scientific profile by allowing her to assume a leading role in the introduction of bioarchaeology into Classical studies, offering her training in the latest osteological techniques, and engaging her with diverse public outreach activities.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 Eleni-Konstantina Oikonomopoulou, Efstratios Valakos, Efthymia Nikita
Population-specificity of sexual dimorphism in cranial and pelvic traits: evaluation of existing and proposal of new functions for sex assessment in a Greek assemblage
published pages: 1731-1738, ISSN: 0937-9827, DOI: 10.1007/s00414-017-1655-x
International Journal of Legal Medicine 131/6 2019-06-13
2017 Anita Radini, Efthymia Nikita, Stephen Buckley, Les Copeland, Karen Hardy
Beyond food: The multiple pathways for inclusion of materials into ancient dental calculus
published pages: 71-83, ISSN: 0002-9483, DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.23147
American Journal of Physical Anthropology 162 2019-06-13
2018 Efthymia Nikita, Sevasti Triantaphyllou
Human Osteoarchaeology in Greece: Research themes, challenges and potential
published pages: , ISSN: 0075-4269, DOI:
The Journal of Hellenic Studies 2019-06-13
2018 E. Nikita, M.-E. Chovalopoulou
Regression equations for the estimation of stature and body mass using a Greek documented skeletal collection
published pages: , ISSN: 0018-442X, DOI:
HOMO-Journal of Comparative Human Biology 2019-06-13
2017 E. Michopoulou, E. Nikita, C. Y. Henderson
A Test of the Effectiveness of the Coimbra Method in Capturing Activity-induced Entheseal Changes
published pages: 409-417, ISSN: 1047-482X, DOI: 10.1002/oa.2564
International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 27/3 2019-06-13
2017 Efthymia Nikita
Linear models
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
The SAS Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences 2019-06-13
2017 Effrosyni Michopoulou, Pierrick Negre, Efthymia Nikita, Elena F. Kranioti
The auricular surface as age indicator in a modern Greek sample: A test of two qualitative methods
published pages: , ISSN: 0379-0738, DOI: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2017.08.004
Forensic Science International 2019-06-13

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