Effrosyni Roditi

Function: Doctoral Candidate

Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Institut für Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie, Abt. Paläoanthropologie
Rümelinstr. 23
D-72070 Tübingen

 Room 705, Hauptgebäude DG​​​​​​​


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 the ERC-funded FIRSTSTEPS 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.



2020 - Present
Doctoral candidate in Archaeological Sciences and Human Evolution

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

Academic Employment

April 2022- present
Research assistant

ERC project “Our first steps to Europe: Pleistocene Homo sapiens dispersals, adaptations and interactions in South-East Europe”, University of Tübingen

2020 - March 2022
Research assistant

ERC project “Human Evolution at the CrossRoads”, University of Tübingen

Student research assistant

Senckenberg Centre for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment, University of Tübingen

2017 - 2019
Student research assistant

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


2024 Roditi, E., Bocherens, H., Konidaris, G.E. et al. Life-history of Palaeoloxodon antiquus reveals Middle Pleistocene glacial refugium in the Megalopolis basin, Greece. Sci Rep 14, 1390 (2024). Doi: 10.1038/s41598-024-51592-9
2022 Roditi, E. and Starkovich, B.M. (2022), Investigating Middle Palaeolithic subsistence: zooarchaeological perspectives on the potential character of hominin climate refugia in Greece. J.  Quaternary Sci, 37: 181-193. Doi: 10.1002/jqs.3371