Tatiana Theodoropoulou is post-doctoral researcher in environmental archaeology at the University of Thessaly, focused on the reconstruction of human-sea interaction in the past. She completed a three-year research on fishing activities and marine identity in the Greek world at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. She is an associate researcher in several international excavations and research projects in Greece, engaged in the study of aquatic faunal remains from Prehistory to the Late Antiquity and is the author of several articles devoted to the reconstruction of past environments, fishing communities and fishing strategies, ancient dietary practices, the sea in the crafts, arts and beliefs of Aegean cultures.
Archeology, archeozoology, ichthyology; aquatic environments in Aegean period.
Searching for the sea: the exploitation of marine resources in Late Bronze Age Aegean. Special Issue, Talanta 44, 2012.
Re-investigating fish consumption in Greek antiquity: results from fish bone collage, with E. Vika, Journal of Archaeological Science, 2012.
The quest for prehistoric meals: integrating stable isotope analysis, archaeobotany and zooarchaeology towards an understanding of past diets in the Aegea, (co-auth.), Pharos, 2013.
Fishing (in) Aegean seascapes: early Aegean fishermen and their world, Monographs of the Danish Institute at Athens 14, 2011.
The sea as a vast and imposing physical element that constitutes the heart of the Aegean world has triggered various cultural responses towards seascapes through time. Among various interactions with the sea, the exploitation of marine resources by people that have lived around the Aegean from prehistoric times onwards is a constant theme. The aim of this research project is to bring forward the importance of the marine world in the subsistence, economy, art and spirit of ancient Greek communities in a diachronic perspective. The project aims to produce a condense synthesis of all available data on the exploitation of the sea in the Aegean offered by different disciplines in the humanities and other sciences. Especially, the increasing dataset offered by science-applied archaeology (zooarchaeology, isotope analysis, archaeochemistry, etc.) complements thus far available evidence offered by traditional approaches (archaeology, ancient art and philology), and leads to meaningful ways of integrating old and recent knowledge. The output of this project will be a book (in French, published in Editions CNRS) that re-writes the origins and history of marine exploitation in the Aegean in an explicit way in order to appeal both to a range of scholars working in various fields, to students and to the wider public.