Ioanna Moutafi, current Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science Post-Doctoral Fellow at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and former Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow in the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research at the University of Cambridge, is a bioarchaeologist specializing in the excavation and contextual analysis of human remains from the prehistoric Aegean. Her research interests lie primarily in social bioarchaeology and funerary taphonomy, investigating the social dimensions of prehistoric mortuary practices. Working mostly on collective skeletal assemblages, she employs a multi-dimensional biosocial approach that brings together traditional archaeology, mortuary theory and current advances in biological anthropology, field practice, and funerary taphonomy.
During her many years of professional experience, she has worked as leading bioarchaeologist in several international archaeological projects around Greece, from various places and times. Key sites and publications cover the entire Bronze Age, including Early Bronze Age Keros (Cyclades), Middle Bronze Age Kirrha (Phokis), Late Bronze Age Ayios Vasileios (Laconia), Voudeni (Achaea), Prosilio (Boeotia), and Glyka Nera (Attica).