Irene Vikatou M.Sc.

Irene Vikatou was assisting Prof. dr. Ann Brysbaert with her research on the SETinSTONE project at the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University (NL) until August 2020. During this time, she was also one of the co-editors of the project’s second edited volume entitled: Constructing Monuments, Perceiving Monumentality and the Economics of Building. Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to the Built Environment, (Sidestone, 2018).

From September 2020 she started her PhD at the same university on the topic of ancient Greek road networks in the Greek region, during pre-Roman and Roman times. The purpose of this research is to assess the extent to which Greek roads served as predecessors to the Roman ones. She studied Biology at the University of Athens and completed an M.Sc. in Osteoarchaeology and Funerary Archaeology at Leiden University in 2013. In this programme, she specialized in the analysis of human skeletal remains from archaeological excavations, focusing on pathological lesions caused by external factors, such as trauma and strenuous physical activity.
Her master thesis, (2013) Are these clogs made for walking: Osteochondritis Dissecans: Evidence of strenuous activity and trauma in skeletal elements of the foot from a post-medieval rural society in the Netherlands, was supervised by Dr. Andrea Waters-Rist (now Western University) and Dr. Menno Hoogland (Leiden University) and was published in the International Journal of Palaeopathology 19 (2017).

Books by Irene Vikatou

Shaping Cultural Landscapes

Connecting Agriculture, Crafts, Construction, Transport, and Resilience Strategies

Edited by Ann Brysbaert, Irene Vikatou & Jari Pakkanen | 2022

Any activity requires the expenditure of energy, and the larger the scale of the undertakings, the more careful and strategic planning in advance is required. In focusing on labouring by humans and other animals, the…

Constructing monuments, perceiving monumentality and the economics of building

Theoretical and methodological approaches to the built environment

Edited by Ann Brysbaert, Victor Klinkenberg, Anna Gutiérrez Garcia-M., Irene Vikatou | 2018

In many societies monuments are associated with dynamic socio-economic and political processes that these societies underwent and/or instrumentalised. Due to the often large human and other resources input involved in their construction and maintenance, such…

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