|Project Leaders||Senior Staff||Specialists|
Douglas Faulmann, M.F.A
Chief Architect and Artist of the INSTAP Study Center
Mr. Faulmann received his Master’s of Fine Art from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1994. He has worked at Mochlos since 1990 as chief architect and archaeological illustrator and was appointed to the staff of the INSTAP Study Center in 1998 as an archaeological illustrator and later as member of its publication team. He is also a contributor to the Mochlos volumes and is responsible for most of the state plans and drawings of small finds in those volumes. As a member of the INSTAP Publication Team he travels widely throughout the Aegean to support the publication efforts of other projects.
Jerolyn Morrison, Ph.D.
Dr. Morrison received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in studio ceramics with minors in anthropology and art history from Baylor University. During the summers, she would travel in either Mexico or Crete studying craft production and domestic cooking. Her second degree was a Masters in anthropology with two years post-bacchalaureate in geology at the University of Houston in Texas . She received a Ph.D. in Archaeology and Ancient History from the University of Leicester in 2013 with a dissertation on Minoan Cooking Ware. Since 2004 she has been working on the Mochlos publication team and is the author of an upcoming volume on the pottery of Mochlos during the Neopalatial Period. Last, but not least,, she is the founder and director of “Minoan Tastes,” a social enterprise and small business promoting the culinary history of ancient Crete which works together with a network of food experts, historians, potters, and archaeologists.
Jonathan Flood, Ph.D.
Science Advisor & Geoarchaeologist
Jonathan M. Flood received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, studying under the pioneer of the geoarchaeological discipline, Professor Karl Butzer. Dr. Flood’s main areas of research are: 1) environmental geochemistry & past societies; 2) paleoenvironmental & fluvial reconstructions; and 3) hydrologic controls and water management in antiquity. His published work has appeared in Geoarchaeology (2016), The Holocene (2015), International Encyclopedia of Geography (2017), as well as the latest volume on environmental history at Tikal (2015) published by Cambridge University Press. Dr. Flood has worked in conjunction with archaeological projects in Central America, Turkey, Sicily, and of course Greece. He has been a member of the Mochlos Excavation Project since 2005. In addition to research, Dr. Flood is an assistant professor at Frostburg State University, located in the beautiful Appalachian mountains of western Maryland.
Georgios Doudalis, Ph.D.
Giorgios Doudalis graduated from the University of Crete in 2006, completed his Master’s degree with an emphasis on Aegean Studies at the University of Sheffield in 2013, and his Ph.D. at Klassische Institut für Archaeologie at Rupercht-karls Universität Heidelberg in Germany in 2019, where he wrote a dissertation on “Mochlos in the Middle Bronze Age: A Socio-Cultural Approach to the Settlement During the Middle Minoan Period, which was awarded magna cum laude and defended summa cum laude. He has been working at Mochlos since 2004 as an excavator and trench supervisor, and now serves as the Operations Manager responsible for logistics and the yearly organization of the project. He is a member of the Mochlos Pottery team with special expertise in the pottery of the Middle Bronze Age. He is particularly interested in the emergence of civilization in Crete and will be the primary author for Mochlos Volume VI, which publishes the Protopalatial remains. He is married to the lovely Angela Ratigan.
Luke Kaiser, M.A.
Mr. Kaiser was raised in Greensboro, North Carolina, and attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) where Dr. Soles was his advisor. He received two Bachelor’s Degrees, one in the Interdepartmental Program in Archaeology with a minor in GIS and another with a double major in Classical Archaeology and English. Since 2012, he has been a trench assistant, a research assistant, and, most recently, a supervisor of pottery sorting and statistics as well as a pottery object cataloger. He is studying Early Minoan culture while pursuing his PhD in Anthropology at the University of Arizona, and he will co-author the pottery book for Mochlos Volume V and the Early Minoan book tentatively projected as Volume VII.
Angela Ratigan, M.A.
Registrar and Cataloguer
Ms. Ratigan received a Bachelor’s degree in art history and Classical Archaeology and a Master’s degree in art history from Indiana University, Bloomington. She is now a doctoral candidate at the Klassische Institut für Archaeologie at Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg in Germany, where her research focuses on 3D digital reconstructions and their use as illustrative and heuristic tools in archaeology. She has been involved in the archaeology of Minoan Crete since 2011, joining the Mochlos Archaeological Project in 2015 where she is the registrar and small-finds cataloguer. She is also interested in Minoan architecture and is undertaiking a digital reconstruction of the Minoan town at its peak in the LM IB period.
Evi Margaritis, Ph.D.
Science Advisor and Paleobotanist
Evi Margaritis has been working on the Mochlos Project since 2007 as a paleobotanist and as a science advisor since 2019. She received a B.A. from the University of Athens, and an MSc in Environmental Archaeology and Palaeoeconomy from the University of Sheffield, and a Ph.D. from the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at Cambridge University with a dissertation thesis on “Olive and vine farming in Hellenistic Pieria: an archaeobotanical case study of settlements from Macedonia, Greece.” She has had three postdoctoral grants in Athens, including two at the Malcolm Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science as the American School of Classical Studies and one as the Leventis Fellow at the Fitch Laboratory of the British School at Athens. She was also awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship at the University of Cambridge in 2013-2015 and a position as a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington D.C. in 2019-2020. She now teaches as an Assistant Professor of Science and Technology in Archaeology at The Cyprus Institute in Nicosia, Cyprus. She is widely published and one of the leading experts in archaeobotanical research in the Aegean where she focuses on Bronze Age agricultural practices as well as the landscapes of the classical period.
Head Conservator of the INSTAP Study Center
Ms. Hall graduated from Cardiff University in 1992 with a degree in archaeological conservation. She has worked for excavations in Greece (particularly Crete), the UK, Kenya and Turkey where she worked for four years at the Institute of Nautical Archaeology. She also spent several years at the University Museum in Austin, Texas. Her particular interests include: investigative conservation of all types of excavated material, including material from underwater excavations, the stabilization of metallic artifacts, and storage issues for archaeological collections.
Photographer of the INSTAP Study Center
Mr. Papanikolopoulos studied photography at the London College of Printing. He has been involved in archaeological photography since 1993, and his photos appear in numerous publications including those from Mochlos. His free time is devoted to take experimental, fine art photos and developing ideas about photography as an art form.
Eleni Nodarou, Ph.D.
Petrography Expert of the INSTAP Study Center
Dr. Nodarou earned her degree in Archaeology and Art History from the University of Athens and then moved to Sheffield (UK) where she received her M.Sc. in Environmental Archaeology (Geoarchaeology) and her Ph.D. in Ceramics Analysis. Her research interests comprise the analysis of ancient pottery from Crete extending in date from the Neolithic times to the Byzantine period. She is a contributor to the Mochlos Publication Series and is responsible for the petrographic analyses of Mochlos pottery.
Business Manager of the INSTAP Study Center
Ms. Huffman came to Mochlos as one of Dr. Soles’ undergraduate students in 1990 and worked as a trench assistant. She graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a double major in Classical Studies and English Language and Literature and has lived in Greece since 1994. In 1996 she began working for the INSTAP Study Center and was eventually appointed Business Manager of the Study Center. In this capacity, she handles the business office, including the IKA payments to site workers,the Center’s databases; she helps draw up the annual budget, and solves any problem that may arise during the course of the year. She is particularly interested in storage solutions and community outreach through informative site signs and school tours.