Evi Margaritis is Assistant Professor at the Science and Technology in Archaeology Research Center, specializing in archaeobotany. Her BA comes from the University of Athens and her MSc in Environmental Archaeology and Palaeoeconomy from the University of Sheffield. She then moved to Cambridge, as a Bill Gates Foundation Scholar, to undertake her PhD. She is one of the leading experts in archaeobotanical research in the east Mediterranean and the only archaeobotanist based in Cyprus. Her work has focused on Bronze Age agricultural practices and the beginning of urbanization in the Aegean, ritual use of plants, and urban and rural landscapes of the Classical period. She has generated one of the largest data sets of archaeobotanical remains for these research themes, and published widely on her results. She has also focused on the olive and grape remains and she has contributed to the interpretation of these remains worldwide. Currently she is the assistant director of the Cambridge Keros Excavation Project, one of the most multidisciplinary projects in East Mediterranean, where she is in charge of the Environmental Studies of the project. She has also organized a field school, the Cambridge-CyI field school, for training the next generation of archaeologists. Dr Margaritis has been acting as a reviewer for peer reviewed journals such as Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, Journal of Archaeological Science and American Journal of Archaeology.