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Department of Archaeology


‘Promised: Promoting Archaeological Science in the eastern Mediterranean’ is a H2020 Twinning project (Grant No 811068) aimed at establishing a strong partnership between the Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Center (STARC) of The Cyprus Institute and two of the international leaders in Archaeological Sciences, KU Leuven and the University of Cambridge.

For three years, training, research and dissemination actions will be used to upgrade the scientific performance of STARC in Archaeological Science, with an emphasis on Archaeological Materials Science and Bioarchaeology. In addition, ‘Promised’ will help develop the doctoral training programme at The Cyprus Institute, developing an internationally recognized doctoral school in Cyprus. These initiatives will transform STARC into a regional Centre of Excellence in Archaeological Science that will collaborate closely with national and regional authorities towards bringing the past of the region to light. 

For more information about the PROMISED project please see the project website:

Key collaborators

Prof Thilo Rehren, PI, STARC, Cyprus Institute

Dr Evi Margaritis, Co-I, STARC, Cyprus Institute

Dr Efthymia Nikita, STARC, Cyprus Institute

Prof Cyprian Broodbank, PI (Cam), University of Cambridge

Prof Matthew Collins, University of Cambridge

Dr Katherine Boyle, University of Cambridge

Dr Enrico Crema, University of Cambridge 

Prof Patrick Degryse, PI (Leuven), KU Leuven


EC H2020 Twinning project

Project Lead

Project Tags

Science, Technology and Innovation
Material Culture
Periods of interest: 
Classical - Roman
Copper/Bronze Age
Iron Age
Geographical areas: 
Research Expertise / Fields of study: 
Material Culture
Biomolecular Archaeology
Archaeological Science
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