Chrystalla Loizou

Chrystalla Loizou works on a PhD thesis on the dynamic rural landscape of medieval Cyprus (12th-15th centuries) at the University of Cyprus under the supervision of Associate Professor A. Vionis. Her PhD is funded by the University of Cyprus and A. G. Leventis Foundation. She holds degrees in Archaeology and History of Art from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (2004-2009) and the Interdepartmental Postgraduate Programme in Byzantine Studies at the University of Cyprus (2009-2012). Previously, Chrystalla worked in the framework of Ancient Cities of Boeotia Project (directed by Prof. John Bintliff with assistant director Athanasios Vionis) as an assistant in the study of the post-Roman pottery (2011-2015). She also worked as a pottery assistant in the Cypriot medieval ceramics collection of the Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia under the direction of Demetra Papanikola-Bakirtzi. She has been collaborating, as a specialist of landscape archaeology and pottery, with ArtLandS Lab in the framework of the research projects SeSaLaC (since 2014). She was a member of “Heimaros project” in Naxos (Greece) (directed by Athanasios Vionis), of “Parikia Harbour Project” in Paros (directed by Ioanna Kraounaki), and of the project for study of the pottery from rescue excavations of Voroi village in Crete (under the supervision of Despoina Hadzi-Vallianou) as pottery specialist. Her research interests include the archaeology of Byzantine landscapes and the interaction of Crusaders on the settlement pattern in the conquest areas of Byzantium, Material Culture and Application of new technologies in Byzantine Archaeology, focusing in Greece, Cyprus, and the Eastern Mediterranean.