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Dr Konstantinos Trimmis

Biography

I have a degree in Archaeology and History of Art and an MA in Aegean and Balkan Prehistory both from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and a PhD in Archaeology from Cardiff University. As Archaeology Technician in the department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Bristol I am responsible for the maintenance and management of the department's survey and geophysics equipment and the managment of the Archaeological Practice Laboratory.  I provide geophysics, photogrammetry and survey teaching, training on equipment use, and I manage Department's Archaeological fieldwork activities. I also teach aspects of Prehistory, Archaeology of Britain, and Landscape archaeology. At the same time I am the in-house Geoinformatics and Survey specialist for the department.

Working Experience 

I have a long standing commercial archaeology experience in the UK and Greece, having worked in various sites from different periods and in a variety of roles form site assistant to geomatics technician. I have also a strong research background having coordinated several research projects (Cerigo Speleological Project, Balkan Cave Archaeology, VIA Culture). Currently I am the co-director of the Mala Pecina Neolithic Cave Excavations in Croatia and the Kataphygadi Cave Excavation in Kythera island, Greece. I am also Research Associate - Geomatics officer at the Australian Paliochora Kythera Archaeological Survey (APKAS). 

Experienced in field data collection techniques: DGPS, EDM, and analogue survey methods, Airborne and Terrestrial dense cloud photogrammetry, RTI and HDR photography, GPR, Magnetometry, and Electro-resistivity geophysical survey, metal detecting. 

Outreach and Cultural Heritage managment

I was for three years (2014 - 2017) project coordinator for the SHARE with Schools  outreach project in Cardiif University, a pioneering outreach project that develops and delivers toolkits and  workshops that showcase the exciting and diverse range of research and study into the past from prehistoric times to contemporary societies. I have been (2018) awarded, as Co-Primary Investigator, with an Erasmus+ KA2 research grant for the project VIA Culture: Heritage for Vocabulary Acquisition, in collaboration with Cathays High School, the University of Padova, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and International School of Belgrade. The project aims to mobilise European Cultural Heritage assets in order to provide second language acquisition educational resources and promote the European values to refugees and newly arrived migrants.