Dr Noémi Müller

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British School at Athens
Fitch Laboratory
52 Souedias Street
Athens, 10676
+30 211 1022 832


MSc, Chemistry: ETH Zürich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich), Switzerland

PhD, Archaeology: University of Sheffield, UK



Noémi is responsible for the chemical analysis unit at the Fitch Laboratory. This includes the development of analytical protocols for the WD-XRF, ensuring the implementation of chemical analyses in the laboratory’s projects and collaboration in the integration of the analytical data with the results of petrographic, archaeological, ethnographic, and experimental data in order to reconstruct patterns of early ceramic production and circulation. 

She is interested in applying analytical methods to investigate inorganic archaeological artefacts and materials, focusing on the study of provenance and technology and with a special interest in archaeological ceramics. Apart from the application of chemical and mineralogical techniques to explore provenance, her research aims to address questions relating to the technological choices made in the production and consumption of ceramic vessels, in particular cooking ware. Within this area her research examines the affordance of utilitarian ceramics, using material testing to explore the influence of technological choices in manufacture on mechanical and thermal properties.

Selected publications