Effrosyni Roditi

Function: PhD student

Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Institut für Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie, Abt. Paläoanthropologie
Rümelinstr. 23
D-72070 Tübingen
Office: Room 509, Hauptgebäude, 2. OG
Contact: effrosyni.roditispam prevention@student-uni.tuebingen


Effrosyni Roditi graduated in 2017 from the University of Athens, Greece with a B.A. in Archaeology and History of Art. In October 2019 she completed her M.Sc. in Archaeological Sciences at the University of Tübingen, specializing in zooarchaeology. Her M.Sc. thesis examined hominin subsistence strategies at the Asprochaliko rockshelter in Epirus, Greece during the Middle and Upper Palaeolithic.  Currently enrolled as a doctoral candidate in the framework of CROSSROADS project, University of Tübingen, her research draws on a combination of stable isotope and zooarchaeological analyses to reconstruct the palaeoenvironment and palaeoecology of mammalian communities, as well as to investigate the interaction between hominins and their environment during the Middle and Late Pleistocene in Greece.

Academic Background

2020 - Present
Ph.D. student

within CROSSROADS project, University of Tübingen, Germany.

2017 - 2019
M.Sc. Archaeological Sciences, University of Tübingen, Germany.

2011 -2017
B.A. in History, Archaeology and History of Art, University of Athens, Greece.

Fieldwork Experience


MEGAPAL (The Megalopolis Palaeoenvironmental) survey project: Megalopolis, Peloponnese, Greece


Middle Stone Age site “Sibudu”, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.


Middle Palaeolithic open-air sites Morfi and Popovo, Epirus, Greece.

2015 - 2016

Kalamas River Archaeological Survey Project: Thesprotia, Epirus, Greece.

2014 - 2018

Lower Paleolithic site “Marathousa 1”, Megalopolis, Peloponnese, Greece.


Neolithic site “Ksagounaki”, Diros Caves, Mani, Peloponnese, Greece.

Academic Employment


Student Assistant, Department of Palaeoanthropology, Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN).

2017 - 2019

Student Assistant in SFB A05 Project: ‘The Land Flowing with Milk and Honey’. Development and Significance of Agrarian Resources in Bronze and Iron Age Palestine.



Roditi, E., and Starkovich, B.M., 2019. Were Neandertals the original snowbirds? Zooarchaeological evidence from Greece. Oral contribution. 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA), Albuquerque, New Mexiko.


Roditi, E., and Starkovich, B.M. 2018. Was the Balkan Peninsula a Refugium? Preliminary results from the zooarchaeological analysis of the Late Pleistocene faunal assemblage from Asprochaliko rockshelter, Greece. Oral contribution, Meeting of Students in Evolution and Ecology 2018 (StEvE Meeting), University of Tübingen, Germany.


Roditi, E. 2017, Foraging strategies and the human mind: a Zooarchaeological approach. Oral contribution, 3rd Conference of the graduate students of Prehistoric Archaeology “Material Culture & Cognition in the Early Prehistory”, Department of History and Archaeology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.