About Dr Anastasia Tsaliki, PhD
I received my First Degree (BA Hons, 1st) in History, Archaeology and History of Art from the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens and I attended MSc courses in Palaeopathology, Funerary Archaeology and Bone Chemistry at the University of Bradford, UK. I have received several international scholarships and was awarded my PhD in Biocultural and Funerary Archaeology & Anthropology at the University of Durham, UK. The title of my doctoral research is:
"An Investigation of Extraordinary Human Body Disposals, with Special Reference to Necrophobia: A Multi-Disciplinary Analysis with Case Studies from Greece and Cross-Cultural Comparisons".
This project investigates in depth and from a multi-disciplinary perspective the phenomenon of deviant burials and anomalous disposal of the dead with emphasis on necrophobia (fear of the dead; a term introduced by the author for use in the disciplines of anthropology and archaeology). The project provides a novel multidisciplinary approach to the study of deviancy in the burial record. Such a study has not previously been conducted on such a large scale against a detailed contextual background, and it is the first comprehensive study on Greek unusual burials.
Being a dedicated life-long learner, I have also completed training in various subjects including Forensic Anthropology, Radiology, Cross-Cultural Intelligence, Law, Linguistics, Teaching & Learning, Continuing Medical Education, and Anthropology Statistics at various institutions.
I have participated in a plethora of anthropological and historical research projects in Greece and the UK. I speak three languages very fluently and have a good working knowledge of an additional two. I also have extensive lab, field, research and teaching experience, as well as many participations in seminars and conferences.
My research interests include:
* Cross-cultural research in Behavioural Sciences;
* Forensic Anthropology & Archaeology;
* Forensic & Social Psychology;
* Osteology & Palaeopathology;
* Funerary / Burial Archaeology;
* Medical Anthropology;
* Environmental Archaeology;
* Learning & Training
Ancient History, Greek and Roman through Late Antiquity, Byzantine and Modern Greek, Classical Archaeology and Art History, History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology, Musculoskeletal System, Diseases, Anthropology, Archaeological Anthropology, Biological and Physical Anthropology, Folklore, Social and Cultural Anthropology, and Social Control, Law, Crime, and Deviance
Archaeology (Funerary/Burial), Biological, Forensic & Cultural Anthropology, Palaeopathology, Folklore, Greek and European History & History of Art, Cross-cultural Studies, Linguistics, and Training
Contributions to Books (4)
Contribution to Book
Vampires Beyond Legend: a Bioarchaeological Approach
Proceedings of the XIII European Meeting of the Paleopathology Association, Chieti, Italy, 18-23 Sept. 2000 (2001)
The concept of necrophobia (i.e. fear of the dead returning to haunt the living. Greek word deriving from ‘necros’ = ...