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Christina Papageorgopoulou
Associate Professor
Department of History and Ethnology, Democritus University of Thrace (DUTH) 
Director of the Laboratory of Physical Anthropology
 
Christina Papageorgopoulou is an Associate Professor at the Department of History and Ethnology at the Democritus University of Thrace (DUTH) and Director of the Laboratory of Physical Anthropology. She studied Anthropology at DUTH and at the University of Florence. She completed her Ph.D. degree at the University of Basel in Switzerland where she worked for 10 years in the Universities of Zurich, Basel and the Swiss Archaeological Services. She has been granted with a two years postdoctoral fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation specializing in the study of ancient DNA at the Laboratory of Palaeogenetics of the University of Mainz. She is the Director of the MA program History of medicine and Biological Anthropology: Health, Disease and natural selection of the Department of History and Ethnology of DUTH and the School of Medicine of the AUTh founded in 2017. Since 2018 she is member of the Research Committee (Plenary) of the special account for research funds (SARF) of DUTH and since 2020 she is a member of the special seven-member body of SARF. She has been a member of the ELIDEK General Assembly (Hellenic Foundation for Research and Technology) (2017-2018).

She's published numerous articles in scientific journals and participated in international conferences in Europe and USA. She has been scientific responsible (e.g. Greece-Germany bilateral Agreement, EXCELLENCE II, Innovation in Culture) and participated (e.g. THALIS, Marie-Curie Initial training network) in co-financing and European research programs. Her research interests focus in paleogenetics and population genetics of south-eastern Europe, paleopathology, paleodiet and the application of modern analytical methods in osteology. She is actively involved in the promotion of the results to the public, by co-organizing exhibitions with partners in Museums and Ephorates of Antiquities.

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of birth: 25.06.76 Nationality: Greek

Family status: married, two children

EDUCATION

2008 PhD, Faculty of Philosophy and History, Institute of Proto- and Prehistory, University of Basel, Switzerland, PhD with honours (summa cum laude)

2002 MSc, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Natural Sciences, Department of Biology, Laboratory of Anthropology, University of Florence, Italy (Master Thesis excellence)

1999 BA (MA equivalent), Faculty of Classical Studies and Humanities, Department of History and Ethnology, Laboratory of Anthropology, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece (Diploma Thesis with honours, award Nikolaou Stavrou Howard Univ. USA) 

CURRENT POSITION

2018- Associate Professor Department of History and Ethnology, Laboratory of Anthropology, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece (elected November 2017)

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

2012 –  2017 Assistant Professor (tenured in 2015), Department of History and Ethnology, Laboratory of Anthropology, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece  

2010 – 2012 Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Biology, Institute of Anthropology, Group of Paleogenetics, University of Mainz, Germany

2005 – 2010 Lecturer, Faculty of Philosophy and History, Institute of Proto- and Prehistory, University of Basel, Switzerland 

2006 – 2010 Research Assistant, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Anatomy, University of Zurich, Switzerland

2006 – 2010 Senior Anthropologist, Archaeological Service Canton Grisons, Switzerland

2003 – 2005 Research Assistant, Anthropological Research Institute, Aesch-Baseland, Switzerland 

2002 – 2003 Research Assistant, Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, Archaeological Institute of Northern Greece

FELLOWSHIPS 

2010 – 2012: Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Faculty of Biology, Institute of Anthropology, Group of  Paleogenetics, University of Mainz, Germany.

2006 – 2008: PhD fellowship from Firos Foundation, Greece.

1998 – 1999: Award Nikolaos and Katerina Stavrou (Howard University, Washigton DC, USA) for Diploma Thesis excellence.

TEACHING ACTIVITIES 

2012 – 2016: Democritus University of Thrace, Department of History and Ethnology courses: 1) Palaeogenetics, 2) Osteology, 3) Human Evolution, 4) Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology.

2016 - Affiliated: 1) MA program Applied Archaeological Sciences, University of the Aegean 2) MA program Translational research in molecular biology and genetics, DUTH 3) course: Forensic Anthropology, Medical Faculty, University of Athens 3) course: History of medicine, Medical Faculty, DUTH.  

2005 – 2010: Lecturer: University of Basel, Institute of Proto- and Prehistory, Switzerland, courses:

1) Osteology, 2) Palaeodemography, 3) Population history, 4) Nutritional Anthropology, 5) Taphonomy and Forensic Anthropology, 6) Biological history of medieval European populations.

2005 – 2010: Tutor: Clinical palaeopathological colloquium, University of Zurich, Medical Faculty.

SUPERVISION OF GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS 

2012 – 2017 2 Postdoc, 5 PhDs (ongoing), 10 BA students, Laboratory of Anthropology, Democritus University of Thrace; 8 MA students: University of Aegean, ΑUTH, DUTH.  

Member of 7 PhD Committees (University of Athens, University of Belgrade), external reviewer 1 PhD Thesis (University of Bern), co-supervisor 1 PhD The

(University of Mainz).

2007 – 2010 Supervisor 4 BA Thesis (Archaeo-anthropology Certificate), 1 MA practicum in anthropology, University of Basel, Co-supervisor MA Thesis (University of Neuchatel).

INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

2017 - Present Director of the MSc program entitled History of Medicine and Biological Anthropology: Health, Disease and Natural Selection, in collaboration Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

2012 – Present: 1. Faculty Member, 2. Regular member of the General Assembly of the Department, 3. Elected member of the Erasmus Committee, 4. Elected member of the Committee for the Placement Exams 5. PI of the project entitled Management of the processes for the recognition of diplomas from foreigner countries, Faculty of Classical Studies and Humanities, Department of History and Ethnology, Democritus University of Thrace. 

COMMISSIONS OF TRUST 

  • 2018- Associate Editor Journal of Archaeological and Anthropologican Sciences, Springer

  • 2017-18 Elected member from the Senate of DUTH for the General Assembly of the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation 

  • 2017 - Evaluator Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation

  • 2017 - Evaluator General Secretariat of Research and Technology

  • 2017 - Evaluator for the National Strategic Reference Framework EU (NSRF), action education and life-long learning (Ministry of Education)

  • 2017- Evaluator Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation 

  • 2012 - Evaluator State Scholarship Foundation

  • 2009 – 2019 Editorial Board, Bulletin der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Anthropologie.

PRIZES / AWARDS 

2010 – 2012: Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Faculty of Biology, Institute of Anthropology, Group of  Paleogenetics, University of Mainz, Germany.

2009 PhD chosen for the 3ο scientific BASECAMP 09. PPT presentation for 6
months in the Natural History Museums of Bern, Chur, Lugano, Neuenburg, Zurich, Geneve. Organisation of Akademie der Naturwissenschaften Schweiz and foundation Science et Cité.

2006-2009 Travel grants University of Basel / Swiss Anthropological Society /Leonhard Foundation

2006 – 2008: PhD fellowship from Firos Foundation, Greece.

1998 – 1999: Award Nikolaos and Katerina Stavrou (Howard University, Washigton DC, USA) for Diploma Thesis excellence. 

MEMBERSHIPS OF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES 

American Association of Physical Anthropology / European Anthropological Association EAA / Paleopathology Association / Swiss Anthropological Association SGA / Workgroup for historical Anthropology AGAS / World Archaeological Organisation / European society for Global Bioethics 

LABORATORY SKILLS 

Chemistry: chem. analysis of skeletal material, gas-chromatography/mass spectrometry. 

Histology: histol. preparation of undecalcified tissues and palaeopathological examination.

Microscopy: conventional widefield microscopy, confocal laser scan microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive x-ray microscopy.

Radiology: Computer tomography, Magnetic resonance tomography.

Palaeogenetics: extraction, PCR, Sanger, Next-generation sequencing. 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS TO PEER-REVIEWED INTERNATIONALLY ESTABLISHED CONFERENCES AND ADVANCED SCHOOLS

2019 Novel methodologies in the study of human skeletal remains under the light of evolution Advanced MA program, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Nicosia, 27 March.

2018 Population genetics of Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Aegean, Science and Technology in Archaeology Research Center (STARC) The Cyprus Institute, Nicosia, 18 January.

2015 Populations genetics of Mesolithic-Neolithic transition and Early Bronze Age Period in Greece, 15th Meeting of the German Anthropological Association, Munich 15-18 September 2015.

2013 Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in Greece from a population perspective, 34th Meeting of the Greek Association for Biological Sciences, Nauplio 23-25 May 2013 (plenary lecture in memory of Prof. Kastritsis).

2013 Standardised osteological assessment of inhumations: skeletal preservation, databases and variables. Workshop: Preservation and representation of human bones and its importance for anthropological analysis. Institute of Anthropology, University of Bern, 31 Mai 2013.

2011 Hypothyroidism in Switzerland from an anthropological, clinical and historic perspective (Panel organiser) In Workshop ‘A peste, fame et bello libra nos, Domine! Disease, hunger, war andreligion from an archaeological, historical and anthropological perspective’. Rachel Carson Center and University of Munich, 3-5 March 2011. 

2008 Νew methods in bone histology. University of Tübingen, Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Archäologie des Mittelalters / Abteilung Ältere Urgeschichte und Quartärökologie.

ORGANISATION OF INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

2015 Organiser, International Workshop: Ancient DNA: a window to the Past and Future. Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki (9 world leading researchers on aDNA studies, 200 participants)

2014 Co-organizer, Humboldt Kolleg: Northern Greece and Sountheastern Europe during the Neolithic Period: an Interaction Zone. Archaeological Museum of  Thessaloniki, Greece (50 invited speakers, 100 participants).

2011 Session organiser, Human experimental mummification, VII World Congress on Mummy Studies. San Diego USA (100 participants).

2009  Co-organiser, 28th Congress of the International Commission on the Anthropology of food, Fish and Seafood Anthropological and nutritional perspectives. Kamilari, Crete (100 participants).

2008  Session co-organiser, Bioethics: critical Issues on Bioarchaeology today. VI World Archaeological Congress Dublin (8 invited speakers, 40 participants).  

2008 Organiser, Clinical Palaeopathological Colloquium, Medical Faculty, University of Zurich: Diagnostic palaeopathological practice on skeletal material from Tomils, Grisons. Anthropological Research Institute Aesch, Switzerland (50 participants).   

ORGANISATION OF EXHIBITIONS

Concept, scientific co-ordination, museological research, texts of temporary exhibition in the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki entitled Ancient DNA: a window to the Past and future, July 2015-August 2016. (Funded by ARISTEIA II)

Concept, scientific co-ordination, museological research, texts of temporary exhibition in 15 Archaeological Museums, June 2021. (GREEK-GERMAN BILATERAL CALL2017)

RESEARCH EXPEDITIONS

2014- Excavation of Ancient Tenea in Chiliomodi, Korinth, necropolis excavation and study of human skeletal remains (excavator Dr. Elena Korka, General Directorship of Antiquities, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports).

2014 Study of the human skeletal material from the tomb of Kasta in Amphipolis (Hellenic Ministry of Culture and sports) together with Assist. Professor Sevasti Triantaphyllou, AUTH.

2012 Exhumation and study of the skeletal material for the identification of Jörg Jenatsch (1596-1639), historical personality of Switzerland (Archaeological service Grisons, Switzerland). 

RESEARCH FUNDED PROJECTS 

2020-2021 Breastfeeding and weaning patterns in ancient Thessaloniki. Supporting researchers with emphasis on young researchers - Round B’, Human Resources Development, Education and Lifelong Learning, NSRF 2014-2020 45.000 euro. PI. 

2019-2023 Apoikia: Ancient DNA analysis in novel multidisciplinary approach of ancient Corinthian colonization. Ancient Ambrakia and Ancient Tenea as demonstration examples.

General Secretariat of Research and Technology in Greece. Partner (DUTH 300.000) 800.000 euro.

2019-2023 Ancient seafaring a palaeogenomic exploration. 1.500.000 CHF; EXCELLENZA SNF switzerland, PI As. Prof. Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas, Uni. Lausanne, Collaborator (DUTH 55.000)

2018-2021 The genomic heritage of ancient Greece: Bringing digitalised human bio-history to museums. 358.000 €; GREEK-GERMAN CALL for proposals on bilateral research and innovation cooperation, General Secretariat for Research and Technology-Greece, PI.

2014-2015 From the early farmers to the first urban societies: the origins of the Aegean palatial civilizations from a population genetic perspective; 200.000 €; ARISTEIA II (EXCELLENCE), General Secretariat for Research and Technology-Greece, PI.

2014-2015 Themes of skeletal anthropology, taphonomy and bioarchaeology. KALLIPOS - Greek academic e-textbooks, 10.000 €, Greek Ministry of Education, PI.

2012-2015 Population genetics of the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in Greece and the Aegean; 186.950 €; GERMAN RESEARCH COUNCIL (DFG), Co-PI with Prof. Burger Univ. of Mainz.

2012-2015 Island Biodiversity and cultural Evolution: Examples from the Eastern Mediterranean, Madagascar, Mauritius, Philippines during the past 800,000 years; 500.000 €; THALYS Greek Ministry of Education, Team leader, supervisor of 1 PhD.

2012-2015 Exploitation of Resources in the Neolithic Period of Northern Greece: Material Culture and Environment; 500.000 €; THALYS Greek Ministry of Education; Collaborator for genetic analysis.

2012-2016 BEAN: Bridging the European and Anatolian Neolithic, demography, migration, and lifestyle at the advent of civilization; 2.484.717 €; MARIE CURIE INITIAL TRAINING NETWORK Associated partner.

2009-2010 Anthropological research on the ossuary of Poschiavo; LOTTARY FUNDS Canton Graubünden; Archaeological Service Graubünden, Switzerland 40.000 CHF PI.

2008-2011 Swiss Mummy Project: Correlative Radiological and Immunohistochemical-Genetic Assessment of Modern and Ancient Mummified Human Tissues; 186'000 CHF; SWISS NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (supervisor Prof. F.J. Rühli) member of the research team.

CONGRESS PARTICIPATIONS 

Seventy (70) oral and poster presentations on international congresses and workshops e.g. Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (2015, 2011-2007), European and USA Paleopathology Association Meetings (2006-2011), International Symposium on Biomolecular Archaeology (2014), World Archaeological Congress (2008), Congress of the German Anthropological Association (2015, 2011-2005), Annual Meeting of the Swiss Anthropological Association (2007-2011), World Congress on mummy studies (2006, 2011), International Congress of European Anthropological Association (2004).

  1. Aidonis A., Papageorgopoulou, C., 2019. Skeletal evidence of trepanation from ancient Akanthos, Greece, ICAS-EMME 2, Second International Congress on Archaeological Sciences in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East, The Cyprus Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus, 12-14 November.

  2. Kalliga, E.,  Svoli, A., Aidonis, A., Ziota, C. Papageorgopoulou, C., 2019.  In the time of violence. Perimortem cranial traumas from Roman Nor¬thern Greece: A case study, 25th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Bern, 4-7 September.

  3. Aidonis, A., Papageorgopoulou, C. 2019. Skull surgery in ancient Greece: New cases of trepanation from Classical-Hellenistic times, 6th International Anthropological Congress of Dr. Aleš Hrdlicka, Humpolec, 3–5 September.  

  4. Koukli M. Siegmund F., Papageorgopoulou, C. 2019. Stature estimation in ancient Greek population of Roman times. 2nd International Congress on Archaeological Sciences in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East. 12-14 November, The Cyprus Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus. Poster presentation.

  5. Koukli M., Siegmund F., Papageorgopoulou, C. 2019. Stature estimation on northern Greek populations of Roman time. 6th International Anthropological Congress of Dr. Aleš Hrdlicka, 3-5 September, Czech Republic. Oral presentation.

  6. Zisis T., Zafeiris K., Koukli M. Papageorgopoulou C 2019. The Greek colonial expansion (8th – 4th B.C.) through paleodemographic projections and the role of mothers in population growth”. 25th Annual meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, 4-7 September 2019, Bern.  

  7. Papageorgopoulou C. 2018. Palaeogenetic analysis in Greece: an overview of the existing data and the prospect of new genomic inferences. Workshop “Reconstructing Europeans' genetic evolution through computer simulations and heterochronous molecular data” University of Geneva, Zermatt Switzerland, 12-14 November 2018.

  8. Koukli M, Siegmund F, Papageorgopoulou C. 2018, Stature estimation in archaeological skeletal remains from northern Greece, 20th Conference of the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology – BABAO, 14-16 September, Cranfield, United Kingdom. 

  9. Zisis T., Lösch S., Papageorgopoulou C. 2018. Ancient Greek colonies in Thrace: health and diet reconstruction of the first settlers.19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology, 22-26 May, Cologne/Bonn.

  10. Zisis Τ., Vika Ε., Papageorgopoulou C. 2018. The impact of becoming a colony: a bioarchaeological study of resilience and adaptation in northern Aegean populations (8th-5th c. BC), 24th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Session 399: Culture Contact in the Greek Mediterranean, Barcelona 5-8 September.

  11. Papageorgopoulou C., Zisis T. 2018. Bioarchaeology of children in North Aegean Greek colonies», 11th Annual International Conference of the Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past, Vienna, 20-22 September.

  12. Zisis T, Papageorgopoulou C. 2017. The Greeks Overseas: A bioarchaeological approach. There and Back Again: Greek Art in Motion, Conference in Honour of Sir John Boardman on the occasion of his 90th Birthday, Lisbon May 3rd- 5th 2017.

  13. Unterländer M, Kreutzer S, Papageorgopoulou C. (2015) The origins of the Aegean palatial civilizations from a population genetic perspective. 84th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropology, St. Louis, USA, March 2015.

  14. Unterländer M, Kreutzer S, Papageorgopoulou C. (2014) The origins of the Aegean palatial civilizations from a population genetic perspective.6th International Symposium on Biomolecular Archaeology, Basel-Switzerland, August 27-30 2014.

  15. Papageorgopoulou C. Kreutzer S. Burger J.(2014)Population genetics of the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in Greece. Humboldt Kolleg: Northern Greece and the Southeastern Europe during the Neolithic. An interaction Zone, Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, 26-29 June 2014.

  16. Papageorgopoulou C, Siegmund F (2011) Body Mass and Body Mass Index estimation in medieval Switzerland 9. Internationaler Kongress der Gesellschaft für Anthropologie (GfA), Schleswig-Holstein, 12–16September 2011.

  17. Papageorgopoulou C, Shved N, Rühli F (2011) Post-mortem alterations of mummified human tissue under experiment setting. VII World mummy congress, San Diego, California USA, 12-16 June 2011.

  18. Papageorgopoulou C, Rühli F, Siegmund F, Woitek U (2010) Assessing dental health predictors in a Swiss medieval population by a spatial probit model.79th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropology, Albuquerque, USA 14-17 April 2010.

  19. Studer C, Siegmund F, d’ Eyrames D, Roth V, Wenk A, Papageorgopoulou C (2010) Stature estimation from cranial measurements in archaeological and modern populations of Switzerland.79th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropology, Albuquerque, USA, 14-17 April 2010.

  20. Wenk A, Siegmund F, d’ Eyrames G, Roth V, Studer C, Papageorgopoulou C (2010) High incidence of craniosynostosis in a large ossuary collection from Switzerland (17th-19th c. AD).79th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropology,Alburqueque, USA, 14-17 April 2010.

  21. Papageorgopoulou, C. (2009) Hypothyroidism in alpine medieval Switzerland.78th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropology, Chicago, USA, 1-4April 2009. 

  22. Pageorgopoulou, C., Suter, S., Böni, T. and Rühli F. (2009) Harris lines re-evaluated: limits and perspectives. 36th Annual Meeting of the Paleopathology Association, Chicago, USA, 31 March- 1 April 2009.

  23. Papageorgopoulou C.,Rühli F., Siegmund F., Woitek U. (2009) Living standards in a Swiss medieval population assessed by the probit model.8. Kongress der Gesellschaft für Anthropologie "Kernkompetenzen einer Brückenwissenschaft“ Munich, Germany, 15-18 September 2009.

  24. Papageorgopoulou, P. (2008) Human biological remains sine qua non for the scientific progress.6th World Archaeological Congress, Dublin, Ireland, 29 June-4 July 2008.

  25. Papageorgopoulou C. (2008) High incidence of developmental hip dysplasia on a Medieval alpine population from Switzerland.35th Annual Meeting of the Paleopathology Association, Columbus, USA, 14-15April.

  26. Rühli, F., Kuhn, G., von Waldburg, H., Speier, P., Nielles-Vallespin, S. and Papageorgopoulou, C. (2008) New diagnostic frontiers in imaging bone anatomy and pathology by synchrotron light, confocal laser scanning microscopy and clinical MRI. 77th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropology, Columbus, USA, 14-15April 2008.

  27. Papageorgopoulou C. (2007) Limits and Perspectives of Harris lines studies in archaeological skeletal material: Example of a medieval alpine population from Switzerland.3. praktische Workshop "EvolutionäreMedizin" Harris Lines – gestressteStressmarker.

  28. Papageorgopoulou C., Ziegler U. and Rühli F. (2007) Applicability of confocal laser scanning microscopy for anthropological research. 76th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropology, Philadelphia, 28-31 March 2007.

  29. Papageorgopoulou, C., Xirotiris, N.I., Iten, P.X., Baumgartner, M.R., Schmid, M. and Rühli F. (2007) A partially mummified Hellenistic lady (ca. 300 AD). Program and abstracts of the VI World Congress on Mummy Studies, Lanzerote, Spain, Februar 2007.

  30. Papageorgopoulou, C. (2007) Isolated populations: the case of Tomils.XXVIIIème colloque du Groupement des Anthropologistes de Langue Française „Peuplements et environnements du Néolithique à nos jours" Geneva, Schweiz, June 2007. 

  31. Papageorgopoulou, C., Ziegler, U. and Rühli, F. (2007) Impact and pitfalls of conventional and confocal light microscopy on historical skeletal material.7.Kongress der Gesellschaft für Anthropologie „Anthropologie-Eine Wissenschaft in der Öffentlichkeit“, Freibourg, Germany, September 2007.

  32. Papageorgopoulou C., Ziegler U., Kaufmann B. and Rühli F. (2006) Historic bone microdamage visualized by confocal laser scanning microscopy: Is there a connection between mechanical stress, strong muscle attachments and bone microdamage?16th Paleopathology Association European Meeting, Santorini, Greece, August 28 -September 1 2006.

  33. Papageorgopoulou C. (2005) Biohistory of the Population of Graubünden-CH - Preliminary Report.6. Kongress der Gesellschaft für Anthropologie „Facetten der modernen Anthropologie“ Munich, Germany, September 2005.

  34. Papageorgopoulou, C., Xirotiris, N.I., Simitopoulou, K (2004) Lead Contamination on Skeletal Material: the Use of Trace Elements in Toxicology.2nd Annual Meeting of the Balkan Academy of Forensic Sciences, Serres, Greece, June 2004.

  35. Papageorgopoulou, C. and Xirotiris, N.I. (2004) Paleopathological Study of Dental Disease on a Greek Byzantine Population.14th International Congress of European Anthropological Association “Human variability: a bridge between sciences and humanities” Komotini, Greece, August 2004.

  36. Papageorgopoulou, C. and Xirotiris N.I. (2004) Degenerative Joint Disease of the Spine in Byzantine Population from Western Greece.14th International Congress of European Anthropological Association “Human variability: a bridge between sciences and humanities” Komotini, Greece, August 2004, 38.

  37. Papageorgopoulou, C., Xirotiris, N.I. and Simitopoulou, K. (2004) Multi-element Studies of Diagenesis on Byzantine Skeletal Remains from Western Greece. 14th International Congress of European Anthropological Association “Human variability: a bridge between sciences and humanities” Komotini, Greece, August 2004, 57.

  38. Papageorgopoulou, C., Xirotiris, Ν.Ι. and Simitopolou, Κ. (2001) Anthropological Research on Skeletal Material from a Byzantine Cemetery from Epirus, with special Attention on Dietary Patterns. 3rd International Symposium on Trace Elements in Humans: New Perspectives, Athens, Greece, June 2001, 432-439.

PUBLICATIONS IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS 

Scopus citation h-index: 12 / Total citations: 571 (from Google Scholar) 

  1. Liritzis, I2, Laskaris, N, Vafiadou A, Karapanagiotis I, Volonakis, P, Papageorgopoulou, C, Bratitsi, M. 2020. Archaeometry: an Overview. Scientific Culture, Vol. 6, No. 1, (2020), pp. 49-97.

  2. Morozova I, Öhrström LM, Eppenberger P, Bode-LesniewskaGascho D,  Haas C , Akgül G, Neukamm J, Kim A, RöthlinImhof A, Shved N , Papageorgopoulou C,  Rühli F 2019.  Ongoing tissue changes in an experimentally mummified human leg [published online ahead of print, 2019 Dec 13]. Anat Rec (Hoboken). 2019;10.1002/ar.24333. doi:10.1002/ar.24333

  3. Bertsatos A, Papageorgopoulou C, Valakos E, Chovalopoulou ME. Investigating the sex-related geometric variation of the human cranium. Int J Legal Med. 2018;132(5):1505–1514. doi:10.1007/s00414-018-1790-z

  4. Silva NM, Kreutzer S, Papageorgopoulou C, Currat M. (2018). Bayesian estimation of partial population continuity using ancient DNA and spatially explicit simulations. Evolutionary Applications, 2018, 1-14 DOI : 10.1111/eva.12655

  5. Chovalopoulou ME, Papageorgopoulou C, Bertsatos A. Cranium asymmetry in a modern Greek population sample of known age and sex. Int J Legal Med. 2017;131(3):803–812. doi:10.1007/s00414-016-1430-4

  6. Hofmanová Z, Kreutzer S, Hellenthal G, Sell C, Diekmann Z, Díez del Molino D, van Dorp L,López S, Kousathanas A, Link V, Kirsanow K, Cassidy L, Martiniano R, Strobel M, Scheu A, Kotsakis K, Halstead P, Triantaphyllou S, Kyparissi-Apostolika N, Urem-Kotsou DC, Ziota C, Adaktylou F, Gopalan S, Bobo DM, Winkelbach L,Blöcher J, Unterländer M,Leuenberger C, Çilingiroğlu C, Horejs B, Gerritsen F, Shennan S, Bradley DB, Currat M, Veeramah C, Wegmann D,Thomas MG, Papageorgopoulou C,* Burger C. (2016). Early farmers from across Europe directly descended from Neolithic Aegeans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113: 6886–6891. *corresponding author

  7. Haeusler M, Haas C, Lösch S, Moghaddam N, Villa I, Walsh S, Kayser M, Seiler R, Ruehli F, Janosa M, Papageorgopoulou C. (2016). Multidisciplinary identification of the controversial freedom fighter Jörg Jenatsch, assassinated 1639 in Chur, Switzerland. PlosOne http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0168014

  8. Chovalopoulou M, Bertsatos A, Papageorgopoulou C. (2017). Age-related changes in the craniofacial region in a modern Greek population sample of known age and sex. Int J Legal Med doi: 10.1007/ s00414-016-1470-9

  9.  Alterauge A., Papageorgopoulou C. (2016). Anthropological investigations of burials from the interior of St. Peter’s church in Mistail, Alvaschein, canton of Grisons. Bulletin der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Anthropologie 22: 3–18.

  10. Chovalopoulou M, Papageorgopoulou C, Bertsatos A. (2016). Cranium asymmetry in a modern Greek population sample of known age and sex. Int J Legal Med doi 10.1007/s00414-016-1430-4 

  11. Papageorgopoulou C, Shved N, Wanek J, Rühli FJ. (2015) Modeling Ancient Egyptian Mummification on Fresh Human Tissue: Macroscopic and Histological Aspects. Anatomical Record Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology 298, 974-987. 

  12. Papageorgopoulou C, Link K, Rühli FJ. (2015) Histology of a woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) preserved in permafrost, Yamal Peninsula, northwest Siberia. Anatomical Record Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology 298, 1059-1071. 

  13. Shved N, Haas C, Papageorgopoulou C, Akguel G, Paulsen K, Bouwman A, Warinner C, Rühli F. (2014) Post mortem DNA degradation of human tissue experimentally mummified in salt. PLoS One 2014 Oct 22;9(10): e110753. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0110753. eCollection 2014. 

  14. Haas C, Shved N, Rühli F, Papageorgopoulou C, Krawczak M, Purps J, Willuweit S, Roewer L. (2013) Y-chromosomal analysis of skeletal remains of Swiss national hero Jörg Jenatsch. Forensic Science International-Genetics, 7:610-617 doi: 10.1016/j.fsigen.2013.08.006. 

  15. Papageorgopoulou C (2013) Short report: Standardised osteological assessment of inhumations: skeletal preservation, databases and variables. Bulletin der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Anthropologie, 19: 9-15.

  16. Studer C, Papageorgopoulou C (2013) Der Friedhof im Benediktiner kloster St . Martin in Disentis /Mustér – die anthropologische Untersuchung. Jahresbericht des Archäologischen Dienstes Graubünden 2012, 39-57.

  17. Panzer S, Borumandi F, Wanek J, Papageorgopoulou C, Shved N, Colacicco J, Rühli JF (2013) “Modeling ancient Egyptian embalming”: radiological assessment of experimentally mummified human tissue by CT and MRI. Skeletal Radiology, 42: 1527-35. 

  18. de Froidmont SGrabherr SVaucher PDe Cesare MEgger CPapageorgopoulou CRoth VMorand GMangin PUldin T. (2012) Virtual anthropology: A comparison between the performance of conventional X-ray and MDCT in investigating the trabecular structure of long bones. Forensic Science International, 225: 53-9. 

  19. Bianucci R., Brothwell D., van der Sanden W., Papageorgopoulou C., Gostner P., Pernter P., Egarter-Vigl E., Maixner F., Janko M., Piombino-Mascali D., Mattutino G., Rühli F., Zink A. (2012) A Possible Case of Dyschondrosteosis in a Bog Body from the Netherlands. Journal of Archaeology in the Low Countries, 4: 37-64.

  20. Papageorgopoulou C., Suter S., Rühli F., Siegmund F. (2011) Harris Lines Revisited: Prevalence, co-morbidities and possible aetiologies. American Journal of Human Biology, 23: 381-91. 

  21. Siegmund F., Papageorgopoulou C. (2011) Body Mass and Body Mass Index estimation in medieval Switzerland. Bulletin der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Anthropologie, 17: 35-44.  Papageorgopoulou C., Siegmund F., d’Eyrames G., Roth V., Wenk A. (2010) Poschiavo, Oratorio S. Anna: Anthropologische Untersuchungen an den neuzeitlichen Schädeln aus dem Beinhaus. Jahresbericht des Archäologischen Dienstes Graubünden 2009, 44-69.

  22. Pally B., Seifert M., Papageorgopoulou C. (2010) Zu alten und neuen Grabfunden in Casti-Wergenstein. Jahresbericht des Archäologischen Dienstes Graubünden 2009, 31-43.

  23. Papageorgopoulou C., Rentsch K., Raghavan M., Hofmann MI., Colacicco G., Gallien V., Bianucci R., Rühli F. (2010) Preservation of cell structures in a medieval infant brain: a paleohistological, paleogenetic, radiological and physico-chemical study. NeuroImage, 50: 893-901. 

  24. Hofmann MI.*, Papageorgopoulou C.*, Böni T., Rühli F. (2010) Two case examples of pelvic fractures in medieval populations from central Europe. Journal of Anthropological Sciences, 88: 179-188. * equal contribution 

  25. Papageorgopoulou C., Kuhn G., Ziegler U., J. Rühli F. (2010) Diagnostic Morphometric Applicability of Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy in Osteoarchaeology. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, 20: 708-718. 

  26. D’eyrames G., Siegmund F., Papageorgopoulou C. (2009) Discriminant function analysis versus morphognostic sex determination of 637 crania from the Poschiavo ossuary. Bulletin der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Anthropologie, 15: 57–63.

  27. Siegmund F., Papageorgopoulou C. (2009) Upgrading calculation methods for age estimation from cranial sutures in 594 crania from the Poschiavo ossuary. Bulletin der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Anthropologie, 15: 45–55.

  28. Papageorgopoulou C., Iten P.X., Baumgartner M.R., Schmid M. and Rühli F. (2009) Indications of embalming in Roman Greece by physical, chemical and histological analysis. Journal of Archaeological Science, 36: 35-42. 

  29. Suter S., Harders M., Papageorgopoulou C., Kuhn G., Székely G. and Rühli F. (2008) Standardized and Automatic Harris Lines Detection. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 137: 362-366. 

  30. Rageth Berther , Papageorgopoulou C. and Seifert M. (2008) Domat/Ems, Tuleu bel: Rätsel um historisches Massengrab gelöst. Jahresbericht des Archäologischen Dienstes Graubünden 2007, 25-36.

  31. Caduff Br. and Papageorgopoulou C. (2006) Römische Siedlungsreste und früh-/hochmittelalterliche Gräber in Mesocco, Benabbia. Jahresbericht des Archäologischen Dienstes Graubünden 2005, 21-50.

SELECTED CHAPTERS IN BOOKS AND EDITED VOLUMES
  1. Zisis A, Zafeiris K, Xanthopoulou P, Papageorgopoulou C. (in press). Ancient Greek colonisation in retrospect: population projections from the birth of colonies. Proceedings Jean Pierre Boquete-Appel Homagge, University of Aux-en-Provance, June 2019.

  2. Zisis T, Lösch S, Papageorgopoulou C. (2019). Ancient Greek colonies in Thrace: health and diet reconstruction of the first settlers. In: Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology. Cologne/Bonn, 22 – 26 May 2018 (in press). 

  3. Zisis T, Papageorgopoulou C. 2017. The Greeks Overseas: A bioarchaeological approach. In: There and Back Again: Greek Art in Motion, Proceedings of the Conference in Honour of Sir John Boardman on the occasion of his 90th Birthday, Lisbon May 3rd- 5th 2017. Archaeopress (in press). 

  4. Papageorgopoulou C., 2017. Archaeology and anthropology at the dawn of genomic era revolution. In Varvounis M., Tsigaras G., Vogli E. (eds) An interdisciplinary journey from the present to the past, 25 anniversary volume of the Department History and Ethnology, Thessaloniki, Stamoulis, 333-347.

  5. Kaufmann B., Hillenbrand-Unmüssig Ch., Xirotiris N., Papageorgopoulou C. (2015) 

  6. Anthropologische Auswertung der menschliche Skelettreste. In Graenert Gabriele. Die früh- und hochmittelalterlichen Bestattungen vo Gumefens/Sus Fey (Freiburg, Schweiz) Die Ausgrabungen 1979-1980. Academic Press Fribourg, Freiburger Archaeologie 24, 81-195. 

  7. Papageorgopoulou C. (2015) Die Anthropologische Untersuchung von Jürg Jenatsch. In: Manuel Janosa (Ed.) Unter der Orgl begraben, das Grab der Jürg Jenatsch in der Kathedrale zu Chur, Archäeologischer Dienst Garubünden, Somedia Bucherverlag, Chur, 19-42.

  8. Παπαγεωργοπούλου Χ. (2014) Αρχαίο DNA: εφαρμογές, προοπτικές, περιορισμοί. Στο Λ. Στεφανή, Ν. Μερούσης, Α. Δημουλά (επιμ.), Εκατό χρόνια έρευνας στη Προϊστορική Μακεδονία 1912-2012, Πρακτικά Διεθνούς Συνεδρίου, 22-24 Νοεμβρίου 2012, Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Θεσσαλονίκης, εκδόσεις Ζήτη, Θεσσαλονίκη, 477-488.

  9. Papageorgopoulou C. (2013) Harris Lines. In Hermanussen M (ed.) Auxology Studying Human Growth and Development. Schweizerbart, Stuttgart, 154-155.

  10. Papageorgopoulou C., Staub K., Rühli F. (2012) Hypothyroidism in Switzerland from an anthropological, clinical and historic perspective. In: Harbeck M, Heyking v. K, Schwarzberg H (eds). Sickness, Hunger, War and Religion. Series: Rachel Carson Center Perspectives, Munich, 75-90.

  11. Janosa M., Papageorgopoulou C. (2012), Die Sippengruft der Marmels in der Pfarrkirche St. Blasius zu Tinizong. In: Jecklin-Tischhauser U, Frascoli L, Janosa M (eds). Die Burg Marmels: Eine bündnerische Balmburg im Spiegel von Archäologie und Geschichte. Schweizer Beiträge zur Kulturgeschichte und Archäologie des Mittelalters 40. Basel: Schweizerischer Burgenverein 2012. pp. 239-261.

  12. Papageorgopoulou C., Xirotiris N.I. (2008) Anthropological research on a Byzantine population from Korytiani, West Greece. In: New Directions in the Skeletal Biology of Greece, Eds. Schepartz, L.A., Fox, S.C. and Bourbou, C. Princeton, New Jersey: American School of Archaeology at Athens, Occasional Wiener Laboratory Series, 189-217. 

  13. Μίλκα E. & Παπαγεωργοπούλου Χρ. (2004) Ανθρωπολογική μελέτη στον πληθυσμό της Νέας Φιλαδέλφειας In: Ανθρωπολογικές μελέτες από την Βόρεια Ελλάδα, Γραμμένος Δ., Τριανταφύλλου Σ. (επιμ.). Θεσσαλονίκη, Δημοσιεύσεις του Αρχαιολογικού Ινστιτούτου Βορείου Ελλάδος Νο 5, Τόμος I. 272-505.

  14. Κaufmann B. and Papageorgopoulou C. (2002) Ergebnis der Spurenelementuntersuchungen, In: Schmaedecke (ed.) Die Pfarrkirche in Maisprach: Ergebnisse der archäologischen Untersuchungen, M. Liestal/Schweiz: Archäologie und Kantonsmuseum Baselland Band 45.

  15. Papageorgopoulou C., Xirotiris Ν.Ι., Simitopolou Κ. (2001) Anthropological Research on Skeletal Material from a Byzantine Cemetery from Epirus, with special Attention on Dietary Patterns. In: Trace Elements in Humans: New Perspectives, proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Athens, 432-439.

BOOKS AND EDITED VOLUMES

  1. Urem-Kotsou D., Tasić N., Burić M., Papageorgopoulou C. (2019) Guest Editors Special Issue: The Neolithic of Northern Greece and the Balkans - the environmental context of cultural transformation in Quarternary International 

  2. Παπαγεωργοπούλου Χρ, Μωραΐτης Κ., Νικήτα Ε., Ηλιόπουλος Κ., Βήκα Ε. (2016) Ειδικά θέματα σκελετικής ανθρωπολογίας, ταφονομίας και βιοαρχαιολογίας Ελληνικά Ακαδημαϊκά συγγράμματα  ISBN 978-960-603-468-8 (308 σελ.). https://repository.kallipos.gr/handle/11419/4761

  3. Simitopoulou Κ, Ζafeiris Κ., Theodorou Th., Papageorgopoulou C. (2016) Anthropological Pathways. Festschrift for Prof. N.I. Xirotiris. Εκδόσεις Μήστης Ηράκλειο (290 σελ.).