Konstantinos Papadopoulos

I was born and grew up in Piraeus, Greece. I studied history and archaeology at the University of Crete, graduating in 2007 with a First Class result. During my studies I got prizes from the State’s Scholarships Foundation and the Merchant Seamen’s Fund. I continued my studies at the University of Southampton receiving a Master of Science in Archaeological Computing (Virtual Pasts) mainly researcing on the potential of computer based analysis of graphic simulations to provide a better understanding of past reality. I graduated with a Distinction. I am now a PhD student at the University of Southampton, developing my skills on modern methodological tools and virtual reality in archaeology attempting a spatial analysis of Neolithic domestic occupation in the Aegean, focused on computation and representation.

I am interested in the theory of visualisation, perception and interpretation in archaeology, the processes of recording in archaeological fieldwork, as well as the importance of light in the understanding of ancient built spaces, a largely neglected aspect of past reality.

I have worked as a supervising archaeologist in several archaeological projects, such as the excavations of the Peak Sanctuary of Vrysinas 2004-2008 (Director I. Tzachili), Koutroulou Magoula 2010 – to date (Directors N. Kyparissi-Apostolika & Y. Hamilakis) and Zominthos 2008 – to date (Directors Y. Sakellarakis & E. Sapouna-Sakellarakis), as well as at the surveys of Vrysinas and Thirasia (Director I. Tzachili). I founded the amateurish team ‘Modern Archaeological Documentaries’ taking part in National and International Festivals. I am elected member of the Institute for Archaeologists (IFA) and member of the Program Committee and Reviewer in the International Conference Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology 2011, 2012.

I have presented my work at the 2nd Conference of Prehistoric Archaeology, Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA), Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage (VAST), Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG), Visualisation in Archaeology (VIA), Cretological Congress etc. I have also organised conferences and sessions, published my work in a monograph, edited volumes, conference proceedings and various journals. Lately, I finished the co-editing of the volume Thinking beyond the Tool: Archaeological Computing & the Interpretive process.