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Stella Demesticha

Department of History and Archaeology
Cyprus University of Technology

Stella Demesticha


I completed my undergraduate studies at the National University of Athens, Greece (in Archaeology, Department of History and Archaeology, Faculty of Philosophy, 1992) and continued at the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Cyprus, where I got my PhD in Archaeology, in 2002. I worked in head of Museums Department of the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation (2000 - 2006). I have taught Maritime Archaeology in the University of Peloponnese (2006) and, since, 2007 at the University of Cyprus. Since 2011, she directs the Maritime Archaeological Research Laboratory (MARELab):

Research Interest

Maritime archaeology with focus on shipwrecks, amphoras, ancient sea routes, trade mechanisms and economy in the Eastern Mediterranean, late roman pottery, ancient and pre-industrial ceramic technology Research activities: 1. Director of the Mazotos shipwreck project (since 2007) 2. Director of the Nissia shipwreck project 3. Coordinator of the programme Sailing in Cyprus through the Centuries: An Interdisciplinary Approach - ΑΝΘΡΩ/0311(ΒΕ)/09); co-financed by the European Development Funds and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research Promotion Foundation (RPF) 4. Coordinator of the programme ΚΑΡΑΒΟΙ: The Ship Graffiti on the Medieval and Post Medieval Monuments of Cyprus: Mapping, Documentation and Digitisation; funded by the Leventis Foundation Research Committee, University of Cyprus.


  • D. Skarlatos, S. Demesticha and S. Kiparissi 2012. An 'open' method for 3D modelling and mapping in underwater archaeological sites. International Journal of Heritage in the Digital Era 1.1: 25-44

  • Demesticha, S. 2013. Amphora typologies, distribution, and trade patterns: the case of the Cypriot LR1s. In J. Lund and M. Lawall (eds), The Transport Amphorae and Trade of Cyprus, Gosta Enbom Monographs 3, 169-178. Aarhus: Aarhus University Press

  • Demesticha, S., D. Skarlatos and A. Neophytou 2014. The 4th-century BC shipwreck at Mazotos, Cyprus: new techniques and methodologies in the 3D mapping of shipwreck excavations. Journal of Field Archaeology 39.2: 134-150

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