Dr Anastasia Gadolou studied History and Archaeology at the Kapodistrian University of Athens and holds a Master’s degree in Landscape Studies from Leicester University, UK and a Ph’d in Classical Archaeology from Athens University. Since 1993, she has been working at the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, first as a Curator of the Division of Antiquities in Achaia and Boeotia, and later (2004-2014) as a curator of Antiquities at the National Archaeological Museum, Athens. In 2014 she was appointed Head of the Department of Prehistoric and Classical Archaeological Sites, Monuments and Archaeological Works, of the Directorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities of Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, responsible for the protection and enhancement of archaeological sites and monuments all over Greece.
She has published two books (Achaia in Early Historical Era. Ceramic Production and Burial Customs. Athens 2008 and Thapsos class pottery reconsidered. Workshop or pottery style? The case of Achaia in the northern Peloponnese. BAR IS 2279, 2011), two edited volumes in topics and pottery of the Early Iron Age, a number of articles in Greek and international Archaeological Journals, Conference Proceedings etc. She has conducted or participated in excavations and surveys in Greece, co-organized archaeological conferences, as well as curated permanent and temporary exhibitions in museums, both in Greece and abroad. Since 2019 she has been co-directing the systematic excavation of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports in the Sanctuary Site of Poseidon Heliconius of the 9th – 6th c. BC., in Ancient Helike, Achaia.