Dr. Giedrė Motuzaitė Matuzevičiūtė

Research themes: food history, preparation technology, cultural identity expresses through cooking practises, domestication of plants and animals, beginning of food globalisation. Origins of food production, East-West interaction via Eurasian steppe, Neolithic-Bronze Age in Ukraine – central Asia, palaeoenvironmetal reconstruction, Holocene landscape development, human-landscape interactions, human diet, exchange, environmental adaptation, farming strategies.

Postdoctoral researchers:

PostDoc researcher Margaux Depaermentier

  • Research interests: early medieval studies, late antiquity,  stable isotopes, bioarchaeology, strontium isotopes
  • Research methods: stable isotopes, bioarchaeology, strontium isotopes

PhD students:

PhD student Ruta Karaliute

  • Research interests: archaeobotany, Baltics.
  • Research methods: archaeobotany.

PhD student Meiirzhan Abdrakhmanov

  • Research interests: bioarchaeology, miliacin biomarker, late Holocene, paleoclimate, stable isotope analysis, Northern and Central Europe.
  • Research methods: GS-MS, IRMS, stable isotope analysis.

PhD student Kyriaki Karanikola

  • Research interests: archaeobotany, Balkans, environmental aspects of millet use.
  • Research methods: archaeobotany, historical sources.


PhD, Elina Ananyevskaya

Research interests: zooarchaeology, bioarchaeology, prehistoric archaeology, archaeology of
Kazakhstan, scientific methods in archaeology, stable isotope analysis, ethnography, ancient history. Research methods: zooarchaeological identification analysis and interpretation, stable isotope analysis, archaeological excavation, landscape research.

PhD, Mindaugas Grikpėdis

Research interests: archaeobotany, palaeodiet, introduction of agriculture in Eastern Baltic and Northern Europe, prehistory of Northern Europe,  Eastern Baltic archaeology, cartography, IT application in archaeology, public archaeology.

PhD, Auksė Rusteikytė

Research themes: food history, palaeodiet, food preparation technology, ancient recipes, food residue analysis, analysis of amourphous charred food remains, experimental archaeology, public archaeology.
Methods: archaeobotany, ancient starch and phytolith analysis, SEM analysis, biomolecular analysis methods in archaeology, ethnography.