The laboratory for Interdisciplinary Research in Archaeology (LIRA) is hosted at a specially formed and equipped space on the third floor of the New Building of the School of Philosophy of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Rooms 301B and 301D).


The history of LIRA.

The lab started from a small, blind room where you could barely fit two small tables and two stereomicroscopes. There, three postgraduate dissertations in Archaeobotany were completed and lab sessions for the Bioarchaeology courses took place, from 2004 to 2012.With the combined efforts of Thanasis Semoglou and Tania Valamoti, the laboratory was transferred to room 301D and furnished thanks to funding by the Research Committee of AUTH and the support of the president of the School of History and Archaeology, Prof. Kostas Kotsakis. LIRA has now expanded to a bright, spacious room, 301B, after the approval of the Department of Archeology.