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Department of Archaeology



I am a PhD student with a special interest in Aegean archaeology and archaeological theory. Before coming to Cambridge, I was in Athens, where I completed my undergraduate and Master studies (BA in Greek Philology; BA in Archaeology & History of Art; MA in Prehistoric Archaeology). My Masters dissertation was on firing technology of the Middle Bronze Age (2100-1600 BCE) on mainland Greece. I have participated in several excavations and studies of archaeological material in Greece.


How do communities build themselves? My PhD aims to (re)consider the concept of societal change and the ways it is thought of in archaeological discourse. By exploring different fields of action (pottery making, shaping of the living environment & ritual), I wish to investigate how communities of mainland Greece were diachronically (in the period 2500-2000 BCE) constructed, maintained and transformed through acting on and with the material world. My study is based on the investigation of human-object interactions, with the aim to explore how these interactions may have supported certain social relations and processes of collective identification through time.


Key Publications

Key publications: 

Kapsali, P. 2019. ‘Two Middle Bronze Age pottery kilns at Plasi, Marathon’, AURA 2: 19-63.

Teaching and Supervisions

Research supervision: 

Supervisor: Cyprian Broodbank

Advisor: Elizabeth DeMarrais

Job Titles

PhD Student in Archaeology

General Info

Not available for consultancy
Research Expertise / Fields of study: 
Material Culture
Built Environment
Artefact Analysis & Technology
Archaeological Theory

Contact Details

pk498 [at]


Person keywords: 
Early Bronze Age
Societal change
Social dynamics
Material culture
Living Environments
Environment, Landscapes and Settlement
Material Culture
Rethinking Complexity
Geographical areas: 
Periods of interest: 
Copper/Bronze Age