Irene Lemos

Prof Irene Lemos

Reader in Classical Archaeology, Faculty of Classics

Tel: +44 (0)1865 278268


Research Interests

Early Greek Archaeology and Art; State formation in Early Greece from the Late Helladic IIIC to the Archaic period; Literacy; Late Bronze and Iron Age exchange patterns in the Mediterranean; the archaeology of Ionia.


Current Activities

Director of the Lefkandi - Xeropolis excavations, Euboea

Editor of the Lefkandi III text of the Toumba cemetery



  • ‘Craftsmen, traders and some wives in Early Iron Age Greece’, in N. C. Stampolidis and V. Karageorghis (eds.), (2003), Sea Routes, Interconnections in the Mediterranean 16th – 6th century BC, Proceedings of the International Symposium held at Rethymnon, Crete, Athens, pp. 187-195
  • The Protogeometric Aegean. The archaeology of the late 11th and 10th centuries BC, (2002), Oxford Monographs on Classical Archaeology, OUP, 245 pages and 105 plates
  • Lefkandi III, 1, The Toumba Cemetery, The excavations of 1981, 1984, 1986 and 1994, Plates with M. R. Popham, (1996), Supplement of the British School at Athens, Oxford
  • Minotaur and Centaur: Studies in the Archaeology of Crete and Euboea presented to Mervyn Popham, Tempus Reparatum edited with D. Evely and S. Sherratt, (1996), British Archaeological Reports, International Series 638, Oxford,
  • Lefkandi II, The Protogeometric Building at Toumba, Part I, The Pottery with R. W. V. Catling, (1990), Supplement of the British School at Athens, Oxford.
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