Ourania Kouka

 

Lecturer,
Prehistoric Archaeology

Contact Details

email: οuraniak@ucy.ac.cy

Address:

Archaeological Research Unit
Department of History and Archaeology
University of Cyprus
P.O. Box 20537, Nicosia
  CY-1678 Cyprus
Tel.: +357 22 674702
FAX: +357 22 674101


PROFILE
Undergraduate Studies at Ethnikon & Kapodistriakon University at Athens, Greece: B.A. in History and Archaeology (1985). Graduate studies in Prehistory and Protohistory , Classical and Christian Archaeology at the Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg (Ph.D. 1997 at the  Instıtut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Vorderasiatische Archäologie). She worked at the 19th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities in Komotini, Thrace for the Archaeological and Ethnographical Research Project on Samothrace (1982–1989). She was a scientific assistant at the Institute for Prehistory, Protohistory and Archaeology of the Near East, University of Heidelberg (1991–1996). As the Head of the Group for Prehistory and Protohistory, Foundation of the Hellenic World-Internet Applications Systems she was responsible for the organization of the production, planning, research and composition of texts of web sites on all periods of the Aegean Prehistory (1997–2000). Furthermore, as a scientific collaborator of the program ‘Corpus Artis Cycladicae’ under the auspices of the Archaeological Society at Athens and the scientific supervision of Prof. emer. Chr.G. Doumas, she worked on the organization of the documentation, publication and editing of volumes, including various categories of Early Cycladic artefacts (e.g. marble vases, marble figurines) stored at Museums and Private Collections in Greece (2000–2003). She teached ‘Archaeological Documentation’ within the frame of the academic program of the «College Year in Athens» (2001-2002, 2002–2003). Furthermore, she was a visiting lecturer in: the Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Program of the Institute of Mediterranean Studies and the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Crete on the ‘Management of  Cultural Heritage’ (2002–2003); in the graduate program of the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Crete (2003–2004); in the graduate program of the Department of History and Archaeology of the Univeristy of Cyprus, where she teached Prehistory of the Aegean and Anatolia (2003-2004, 2004-2005).

FIELDWORK

Liman Tepe (Klazomenae), Izmir - Izmir Region Excavations and Research Project (Ankara University) (2000 onwards). Agios Mamas / Nea Olynthos, Chalkidice (Freie Universität Berlin) (1994, 1995). Tiryns, Argolid (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Athen) (1985). Mikro Vouni, Samothrace, Vrichos Choras, Samothrace, Archaeological and Ethnographic Survey on Samothrace (19th EPCA, Komotini) (1982-1989). Akrotiri, Thera (University of Athens) (1982). Maroneia, Komotini (19th EPCA) (1982).

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS - RESEARCH
Historiography of Prehstoric Archaeoloy in Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean.  Theoretical and Methodological Approaches in Prehistory. Process of Neolithization in the Near East and Europe. Transition from the Stone to the Early Bronze Age. Fourth and Third mill. BC in the Aegean, Anatolia and the Eastern Mediterranean. Second mill. BC in Anatolia. Island Archaeology – diachronic approaches. Inter- and intra-site organization in Prehistory. Policy, economy and society in Prehistory. Industial installations, early metallurgy, ceramic technology in Prehistoric Aegean and Anatolia. Trade and cultural networks in the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean during the Stone and Bronze Ages.

PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS

KOUKA, O. 2002

Siedlungsorganisation in der Nord- und Ostägäis während der Frühbronzezeit (3. Jt. v.Chr.), Ph. Dissertation Universität Heidelberg 1996, Internationale Archäologie 58, VML Verlag Marie Leidorf GmbH, Rahden/Westf.

KOUKA, Ο. (near completion)
Early Bronze Age Burial Habits in the Northeast Aegean (North Coast and Islands) and the West Asia Minor.

KOUKA, O. (in progress)
The Settlement of the Early Bronze Age I Period at Liman Tepe (Klazomenae). Stratigraphy and Architecture.

Publication of artefacts and editing of the volume:
DOUMAS, CHR.G. (scient.  ed.) (near completion)
Σύνταγμα Κυκλαδικής Τέχνης-Corpus Artis Cycladicae. I.1. Εθνικό Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο. Λίθινα ειδώλια της Πρωτοκυκλαδικής περιόδου (Corpus Artis Cycladicae. I.1. National Archaeological Museum. Stone Figurines of the Early Cycladic Period) (various authors).

Editing of the volume: DOUMAS, CHR.G. (scient. ed.): DEVETZI, Α. (in print)
Σύνταγμα Κυκλαδικής Τέχνης-Corpus Artis Cycladicae. I.2. Εθνικό Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο: Λίθινα σκεύη της Πρωτοκυκλαδικής περιόδου (Corpus Artis Cycladicae. I.2. National Archaeological Museum: Stone vessels of the Early Cycladic Period).

 

ON-LINE BOOKS

ΚOUKA, Ο., SARRI, Κ. 1999
Εποχή του Χαλκού στα νησιά του Αιγαίου (The Bronze Age of the Aegean Islands), Foundation of the Hellenic World (http://www.ime.gr/chronos/02/islands/gr/index.html/).

ΚΟUΚΑ, Ο. 1999
Ηπειρωτική Ελλάδα - Πρώιμη Χαλκοκρατία (The Early Bronze Age of the Greek Mainland), Foundation of the Hellenic World (http://www.ime.gr/chronos/02/mainland/gr/eh/index.html).

ΚΟUΚΑ, Ο. 1998-1999
Εποχή του Λίθου (Stone Age), Foundation of the Hellenic World (http://www.ime.gr/chronos/01/gr/start.html).

ΚΟUΚΑ, Ο., ΖIΜI, Ε. 1997
Περιήγηση στην αρχαία Μίλητο (A Walk Through Ancient Miletus), Foundation of the Hellenic World (http://www.ime.gr/choros/miletus).

PUBLICATIONS IN SCIENTIFIC PERIODICALS AND BOOKS

KOUKA, Ο. (near completion)
The Early Helladic Pottery from “Kostoureika”, Elis (Northeastern Peloponnes), The Annual of the British School at Athens.

KOUKA, Ο. (in print)
A Golden Jewel from the Early Bronze Age I Settlement at Liman Tepe, στο: Festschrift for Prof. Dr. Hayat Erkanal.

KOUKA, Ο. 2002
Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 1.1 (1988) – 13.2 (2000), European Journal of Archaeology 5.3, 386-388 (Journal Review).

KOUKA, O. 1999
The Dynamic of the North and East Aegean Island Societies During the Third Millennium B.C.: Toward a Reassessment of the „Trojan Culture“, The 100th Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Archaeology, American Journal of Archaeology, 103, 308.

KOUKA, O. 1998
Siedlungsorganisation in der Nord- und Ostägäis während der Frühbronzezeit (3. Jahrtausend v. Chr.), Archäologisches Nachrichtenblatt, 3. 1, 1998, 53-59.

PUBLICATIONS IN CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

ERKANAL, H., ARTZY, M. & KOUKA, O. (in print)
2004 Yılı Liman Tepe Kazıları (Excavations at Liman Tepe in 2004), in: XXVΙΙ. Kazı Sonuçları Toplantisi.

KOUKA, O. (in print)
‘Diaspora’, ‘Presence’ or Interaction? The Cyclades and the Greek Mainland in the Final Neolithic and the Early Bronze Age, in: Brodie N.J., Doole J., Gavalas G. & Renfrew C. (eds.), Όρίζωυ: A Colloquium on the prehistory of the Cyclades, Cambridge, 25th-28th March 2004, Mcdonald Institute Monograph Series, Cambridge, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Reasearch.

KOUKA, O. (in print)
Zur Struktur der frühbronzezeitlichen insularen Gesellschaften der Nord- und Ostägäis: Ein neuer Blick auf die sogenannte Trojanische Kultur, in: Erkanal, H. & Hauptmann, H. (eds.), The Aegean in the Neolithic, Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age, International Symposium, 13.-19. October 1997, Urla.

ERKANAL, H., ARTZY, M. & KOUKA, O. 2004
2002 Yılı Liman Tepe Kazıları (Excavations at Liman Tepe in 2002), in: XXV. Kazı Sonuçları Toplantisi, Vol. 2,  165-178.


ERKANAL, H., ARTZY, M. & KOUKA, O. 2003

2001 Yılı Liman Tepe Kazıları (Excavations at Liman Tepe in 2001), in: XXIV. Kazı Sonuçları Toplantisi. Vol. 1, 423-436.

ΚOUKA, Ο. 1999
Έκφραση πολιτικής εξουσίας, οικονομικής οργάνωσης και κοινωνικής διαφοροποίησης στη νησιωτική κοινωνία της Πολιόχνης κατά την Πρώιμη Εποχή του Χαλκού, in:
Eliten in der Bronzezeit. Ergebnisse zweier Kolloquien in Mainz und Athen, Mainz 1999, 59-78.

ΚOUKA, Ο. 1997
Οργάνωση και χρήση του χώρου στη Θερμή Λέσβου κατά την Πρώιμη Εποχή του Χαλκού, in: Doumas, Chr. G. & La Rosa, V. (eds.), Η Πολιόχνη και η Πρώιμη Εποχή του Χαλκού στο Βόρειο Αιγαίο (Poliochni e l’ antica eta del bronzo nell’ Egeo settentrionale), Διεθνές Συνέδριο, Αθήνα, 22-25 Απριλίου 1996, Αθήνα 1997, 467-497.

PUBLICATIONS IN PERIODICALS OF GENERAL INTEREST

KOUKA, Ο. 2003
Early Habitation and Interaction in the Islandscape of the Central and Southern Aegean: New Data for the Neolithic Period in the Cyclades, Argos Gemicileri 11, November 2003.

ΚOUKA, Ο. 2002
Πέρα από την Τροία … (Beyond Troy …), Η ΚΑΘΗΜΕΡΙΝΗ, Επτά ημέρες «Όμηρος και Τροία», March 31st  2002, 14-17.

PLANNING AND SCIENTIFIC EDITING OF ON-LINE BOOKS

PANAGIOTOPOULOS, D. 2000
Σχέσεις Αιγαίου και Αιγύπτου στην εποχή του Χαλκού (Contacts between Aegean and Egypt during the Bronze Age), Foundation of the Hellenic World (http://www.ime.gr).

ΚARIMALI, L. 2000
Νεολιθική εποχή (Neolithic Period), Foundation of the Hellenic World (http://www.ime.gr).

SARRI, Κ. 2000
Η εποχή του Χαλκού στην ηπειρωτική Ελλάδα - Μυκηναϊκή Ελλάδα (The Bronze Age in the Greek Mainland - Mycenaean Greece), Foundation of the Hellenic World (http://www.ime.gr/chronos/02/mainland/gr/index.html ).

SΑRRI, Κ. 1999
Η εποχή του Χαλκού στην ηπειρωτική Ελλάδα - Μέση Χαλκοκρατία (The Bronze Age in the Greek Mainland - Middle Bronze Age), Foundation of the Hellenic World (http://www.ime.gr/chronos/02/mainland/gr/index.html).

SARRI, Κ. 1998-1999
Μινωική Κρήτη (Minoan Crete), Foundation of the Hellenic World (http://www.ime.gr/02/).

RESEARCH PROJECTS AND COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER UNIVERSITIES, RESEARCH CENTRES ETC.

2005-2010: ARCANE Project – Associated Regional Chronologies for the Ancient Near East and the Eastern Mediterranean. Synchronizing Cultures and Civilizations of the Ancient Near East and the Eastern Mediterranean in the Third Millennium BC. Coordination with Prof. Emer. Chr.G. Doumas of the Aegean Regional Group and topic coordinator (study) of the Architecture and Settlement Planning. Programm funded by the European Science Foundation (http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/arcane/).

2005-2007: Alternative Education Material (EDY) within the frame of an EPEAEK of the Hellenic Open University (texts on the Aegean Bronze Age to be included to a DVD for the unit Archaeology in Greece’ - coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Ν. Efstratiou, academic chief coordinator Assoc. Prof. A. Petropoulou). ANTHOLOGIO texts on selected topics on the Aegean Bronze Age.

2003 onwards: Coordination of the interdisciplinary project ‘Kastri Group Pottery: The Transmission of Style and Technology in the Early Bronze Aegean II’ of the Archaeological Society at Athens (Prof. emer. Chr.G. Doumas). Further participants: National Research Center of Natural Sciences ‘Demokritos’ – Laboratory for Archaeometry (Dr. V. Kilikoglou), Ankara University – Department of Prehistory and Near Eastern Archaeology (Prof. H. Erkanal, Dr. V. Şahoglu), Sheffield University-Department of Archaeology and Prehistory (Dr. P. Day) and University of Western Ontario – Department of Archaeology and Prehistory (Dr. D.E. Wilson).

2000 onwards: Collaborator of the Izmir Region Excavations and Reseasch Project, conducted by the Ankara University and the Hacettepe University (Prof. Hayat & Prof. Armagan Erkanal) - Excavation and publication of material from the settlements of the Neolithic and the Bronze Age at Liman Tepe/Klazomenae, Bakla Tepe/Κοlophon and Çeşme-Bağlararası (http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/8635/).