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Academic Publications



(Archaeology only)

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Simandiraki A. 2002, Middle Minoan III Pottery from Building B of the Mount Juktas Peak Sanctuary, Crete, and a general re-assessment of the Middle Minoan III Period, Philosophy Doctorate in Minoan Archaeology, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Bristol. Advisor: Prof. P.M. Warren. Download from my Academia website


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Simandiraki-Grimshaw A., Stefanou E. (eds.) 2012, From Archaeology to Archaeologies: the ‘Other’ PastBritish Archaeological Reports (BAR) International Series 2409, ISBN 9781407310077. Buy from BAR


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Simandiraki-Grimshaw A., Sattler F., Angermüller K. (eds.) in preparation, Replica Knowledge: An Archaeology of the Multiple Past. Berlin: K.Verlag [conference proceedings and exhibition catalogue]. [image by F. Sattler, Tieranatomisches Theater, Humboldt University in Berlin]


The Human Body in Antiquity (incl. material culture studies)

  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A., 2020. 'The Petras Male Figurine Group: a first presentation and assessment', in Tzigounaki A., Karanastasi P., Tsigonaki C. (eds.), Proceedings of the 4th Meeting for the Archaeological Work in Crete, Rethymno, Crete, 24-27 of November 2016, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, Rethymno Archaeological Ephorate, University of Crete: 491-511. Download from my Academia website
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2017, ‘Figurines’, in Tsipopoulou M. (ed.), Petras, Siteias I: Houses I.1 and I.2. INSTAP Academic Press: 163-173, bibliography 235-250. 
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2017, ‘The ‘Petras Sphinx’: An Essay on Hybridity’, in Tsipopoulou M. (ed.) Petras, Siteia: The Pre- and Proto-palatial cemetery in context, Acts of a two-day conference held at the Danish Institute at Athens, 14-15 February 2015, Monographs of the Danish Institute at Athens Volume 21, Danish Institute at Athens: 179-193. Download from my Academia website
  • Tsipopoulou M, Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2017, ‘Cycladic figurines and pottery from Petras, Siteia’, in Stampolidis N.C, Sotirakopoulou P. (eds.), Cycladica In Crete: Cycladic And Cycladicizing Figurines Within Their Archaeological Context, Proceedings of the International Symposium, Μuseum of Cycladic Art, Αthens, 1-2 Οctober 2015, Athens: University of Crete, Museum of Cycladic Art: 353-378.
  • Stevens F., Simandiraki-Grimshaw A., 2016, ‘Composite, created, partial and floating bodies: A re-assessment of the Knossos Temple Repositories Assemblage’, in Mina M., Triantaphyllou S., Papadatos Y. (eds.), An Archaeology of Prehistoric Bodies and Embodied Identities in the Eastern Mediterranean, Oxbow Books, Oxford: 25-31.
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2015, ‘The Body Brand and Minoan Zonation’, in Cappel S., Günkel-Maschek U., Panagiotopoulos D. (eds.), Minoan Archaeology: Perspectives for the 21st Century, UCL Presses universitaires de Louvain: 267 – 282. Download from my Academia website
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A., 2013, ‘Anthropomorphic Vessels as Re-Imagined Corporealities in Bronze Age Crete’, Creta Antica XIV: 17-68 [printed in 2015]. Download from my Academia website
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A., Stevens F. 2013, ‘Destroying the Snake Goddess: a re-examination of figurine fragmentation at the Temple Repositories of the Palace of Knossos’, in Driessen J. (ed.), Proceedings of Destruction. Archaeological, philological and historical perspectives, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 24-25-26 November 2011: 153-170.
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A., Stevens F. 2012, ‘Adorning the Body: Animals as Ornaments in Bronze Age Crete’, in Nosch M.L., Laffineur R. (eds.), KOSMOS: Jewellery, Adornment and Textiles in the Aegean Bronze Age, Proceedings of the 13th International Aegean Conference/ 13e Rencontre égéenne internationale, University of Copenhagen, Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre for Textile Research, 21-26 April 2010, Peeters, Leuven, Liege: 597-608. 
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2011, Religious Exchanges between Minoan Crete and its Neighbours: Methodological Considerations’, in Duistermaat K., Regulski I. (eds.), Intercultural Contacts in the Ancient Mediterranean, Proceedings of the International Conference at the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo, 25th-29th October 2008, Leuven, Paris, Walpole: Uitgeverij Peeters En Departement Oosterse Studies: 79-87.
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2010, Minoan animal-human hybridity’, in Counts D.B. Arnold B. (eds.) 2010, The Master of Animals in Old World Iconography, Archaeolingua: 93-106. Download from my Academia website
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2010, The human body in Minoan religious iconography’, in Krzyszkowska O. H. (ed.), Cretan Offerings: Studies in Honour of Peter Warren, BSA Studies series 18: 321-9.
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2010, ‘Bodyscapes in Minoan Crete’, Mycenaean Seminar 2009-10, Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies (BICS): 126-7. Download from Wiley online
  • Simandiraki A. 2008, ‘The Minoan body as a Feast’, in Hitchcock L., Laffineur R., Crowley J. (eds.) DAIS: the Aegean Feast, Proceedings of the 12th International Aegean Conference, University of Melbourne, Centre for Classics and Archaeology, Melbourne, Australia, 25-29 March 2008, Aegaeum 29, Annales d’archéologie égéenne de l’Université de Liège et UT-PASP: 29-37, pl.III.  

Archaeological Replication, Experimentation and Digital Applications

  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A.,  Sattler F., Scheiffele H., in press, 'The Rings of Minos', in Simandiraki-Grimshaw A., Sattler F., Angermüller K. (eds.) in press, Replica Knowledge: An Archaeology of the Multiple Past, Berlin: K.Verlag.
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2020. 'The Body and the Ring: Metal Rings and Social Structures in the Late Bronze Age Aegean', in Relaki M., Driessen J. (eds.), OIKOS: Archaeological approaches to House Societies in the Bronze Age Aegean, Louvain-la-Neuve: Presses universitaires de Louvain: 201-224.
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2018, ‘Illusion in Minoan Religion’, Journal of Prehistoric Religion XXVI: 35-46.
  • Sattler F., Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2018, ‘Replica Knowledge, Travelling Thrones’, in Brenna B., Christensen H.D., Hamran O. (eds.), Museums as Cultures of Copies, The Crafting of Artefacts and Authenticity, London and New York: Routledge: 99-115.
  • Simandiraki A. 2009, Blue Sky Digital Heritage: the Case of Greece’, In Tsipopoulou M. (ed.) Proceedings of “Digital Heritage in the new knowledge environment: shared spaces & open paths to cultural content”, International Conference of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Athens, Greece, 31 October – 2 November 2008: 182-6. Download from my Academia website

Material Culture Studies (other)

  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2020, 'Book Review: Ιερά και Θρησκευτικές Τελετουργίες στην Ανακτορική και Μετανακτορική Μυκηναϊκή Περίοδο (Sanctuaries and Cult Practices in the Palatial and Postpalatial Mycenaean Period), By Dimitra Rousioti. Athens: Maistros 2018. Pp. 490. €38. ISBN 978-960-6846-28-1 (paper)', American Journal of Archaeology (AJA) 124 (3), DOI: 10.3764/ajaonline1243.SimandirakiGrimshaw, Download from the AJA website 
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2018, ‘Fleeting Fingers, Silent Pots? Examining human-vessel engagement in the Minoan Palace of Galatas Pediados, Crete’, in Müller K., Schiller B. (eds.), Von Kreta nach Kuba: Gedenkschrift zu Ehren des Berliner Archaeologen Veit Stuermer, Berlin: Logos Verlag: 247-262.
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. in preparation, ‘Miniature Vessels from Armenoi’, in Proceedings of Armenoi Necropolis Colloquium, Rethymno, Crete, Greece, 19 April 2012.
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. in press, lemmata on miniature vessels, in Tzedakis Y., Martlew H. (eds.), Armenoi, Volume II, Fascicle 1. INSTAP Academic Press. 
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2017, ‘Miniature Vessels’, in Tsipopoulou M. (ed.), Petras, Siteias I: Houses I.1 and I.2. INSTAP Academic Press: 129-136, bibliography 235-250.  
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2013, ‘Review of: McGowan (E.), Ambiguity and Minoan Neopalatial Seal Imagery (SIMA 176). Pp. xii + 96, figs. 47. Åströms, Uppsala 2011’, American Journal of Archaeology (AJA) 117 (1). Download from the AJA website
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2013, ‘Review of: Marinatos (N.), Minoan Kingship and the Solar Goddess, A Near Eastern Koine. Urbana, Chicago, and Springfield: University of Illinois Press, 2010. Pp. 263 + illustrations’, Journal of Hellenic Studies (JHS) 132: 233-4. Download from Cambridge Journals
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2012, ‘Miniature Vessels from Petras’, in Tsipopoulou M. (ed.), Petras, Siteia, 25 years of excavations and studies, Acts of a two-day conference held at the Danish Institute at Athens, Greece, 9-10 October 2010, Monographs of the Danish Institute at Athens vol. 16: 255-264.
  • Simandiraki A. 2011, ‘Miniature vessels in Minoan Crete’, Proceedings of the 10th International Cretological Congress, Chania, Crete, Greece, 1-8 October 2006: A3, 45-58. Download from my Academia website
  • Simandiraki A. 2006, ‘The Agrimi in the Minoan Ceramic Relief’, Proceedings of the 9th International Cretological Congress, Elounda, Crete, Greece, 1-6 October 2001, Society of Cretan Historical Studies, Herakleion 2006: vol.A3, 95-108. Download from my Academia website

Archaeology, Identity and Heritage, including Reception of Greek Archaeology

  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A., 2020, 'Public Archaeology and Education: Present Relevance to the Past', in Smith C. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, Springer: 8972-8984.  [full-length paper]
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2020, 'Adult Education in Archaeology', in Smith C. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, Springer: 32-38. [full-length paper]
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2017, ‘An Archaeology of/for the Disenfranchised in Greece’, Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies 5 (3-4): 271-286. Download from Project Muse.
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A., Stefanou E. 2012, ‘From Archaeology to Archaeologies: Themes, Challenges and Borders of the ‘Other’ Past’, in Simandiraki-Grimshaw A., Stefanou E. (eds.), From Archaeology to Archaeologies: the ‘Other’ Past, British Archaeological Reports International Series 2409: 9-13. Download from my Academia website
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2012, ‘Dusk at the Palace: Exploring Minoan Spiritualities’, in Rountree K., Morris C., Peatfield A.  (eds.), Archaeology of Spiritualities, Springer, ‘One World Archaeology’ Series: 247-266.
  • Simandiraki A. 2011, ‘Minoan archaeology in modern Cretan administration’, Proceedings of the 10th International Cretological Congress, Chania, Crete, Greece, 1-8 October 2006: C2, 277-290. Download from my Academia website
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2011, ‘What caused the end of the Minoan Civilization?’, ABC-Clio, Analyze (online). 
  • Σημανδηράκη Α. 2010, ‘Η ‘Μινωική’ εμπειρία των μαθητών στην Κρήτη’, in Χαμηλάκης Γ., Μομιλιάνο Ν. (επιμ.), Αρχαιολογία και ευρωπαϊκή νεωτερικότητα, Παράγοντας και καταναλώνοντας τους «Μινωίτες», [Greek edition of: ‘The ‘Minoan’ experience of schoolchildren in Crete’, in Hamilakis Y., Momigliano N. (eds.), Archaeology and European Modernity: producing and Consuming the Minoans], μετάφραση Νίκος Κούτρας, Εκδόσεις του Εικοστού Πρώτου.
  • Simandiraki A., Grimshaw T. 2009, ‘The Branding of Minoan Archaeology’, in Georgiadis M., Gallou C. (eds.), The Past in the Past: The Significance of Memory and Tradition in the Transmission of Culture, BAR International Series 1925: 87-104.
  • Simandiraki A., Grimshaw T. 2008, ‘Linguistic Imperialism and Minoan Archaeology (Greece)’, Archaeologies 4(1): 186-9. Download from Springer Link
  • Simandiraki A., Stefanou E. 2007, ‘ ‘Fringe’ Archaeologies: the ‘Other’ Past’, The European Archaeologist 28 (Winter 2007-8): 28-9.
  • Simandiraki A. 2006, ‘The ‘Minoan’ experience of schoolchildren in Crete’, in Hamilakis Y., Momigliano N. (eds.), Archaeology and European Modernity: producing and Consuming the Minoans, Bottega D'Erasmo, Aldo Ausilio Editore In Padova, Creta Antica 7: 259-274.
  • Simandiraki A. 2006, ‘International Education and Cultural Heritage: Alliance or Antagonism?’ Journal of Research in International Education (JRIE) 5(1): 35-56. Download from JRIE website
  • Simandiraki A. 2006, ‘Cultural Heritage in International Education: developing a research design’, International Journal of Learning 13(8): 89-96.
  • Σημανδηράκη Α. 2006, Περί Κρεμμυδιών και Ερειπίων: Γνωρίζοντας Πολιτισμούς μέσω της Κληρονομιάς τους, Ελλωτία, Περιοδική Έκδοση του Δήμου Χανίων, Δημοτική Πολιτιστική Επιχείρηση Χανίων [Simandiraki A. 2006, ‘Of Onions and Ruins: Knowing Cultures through their Heritage’, Ellotia, Publication of the Municipality of Chania, Municipal Cultural Association of Chania], 11: 51-64.                                                                                                             
  • Simandiraki A. 2005, ‘Minoan archaeology in the Athens 2004 Olympic Games’, European Journal of Archaeology (EJA), 8 (2): 157-81. Download from EJA website
  • Simandiraki A. 2005, ‘Of Onions and Ruins: Knowing Cultures through their Heritage?’ International Schools Journal, XXIV (2): 40-8.
  • Simandiraki A. 2004, ‘Μινωπαιδιές: the Minoan Civilisation in Greek Primary Education’, World Archaeology 36(2): 177-88. Download from WA website

International Education

  • Cambridge J.C., Simandiraki A. 2007, ‘Enquiry into learning from intergenerational practice: an invitation to school-based researchers’, International Schools Journal XXVI (2): 42-47.
  • Cambridge J., Simandiraki A. 2006, ‘Interactive Intergenerational Learning in the context of CAS in the IB Diploma Programme: a UK case study’, Journal of Research in International Education (JRIE) 5(3): 347-66. Download from JRIE website
  • Cambridge J., Simandiraki A. 2006, ‘A typology for the description and analysis of Interactive Intergenerational Learning’, In Hatton-Yeo A. (ed.), Intergenerational Practice Guide: Case Studies, Stafford: The Beth Johnson Foundation: 137-44.
  • Cambridge J., Simandiraki A. 2006, ‘Lernen von Generationspraxis: Eine Typologie für Beschreibung und Analyse’ [‘Learning from Intergenerational Practice: a typology for description and analysis’], Generationen Gerechtigkeit [Intergenerational Justice Review (IJR)] 6(2): 43-4.         
  • Simandiraki A. 2004, ‘Interactive Intergenerational Learning (IIL) Project’, IB Research Notes 4(2), April 2004. Download from my Academia website       


  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2014, Report for Petras Figurines Study 2014 for INSTAP, internal circulation.
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2011, Study and Publication of Galatas Building 1, Report for the Mediterranean Archaeological Trust, internal circulation.
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2009, Miniature Vessels in Minoan Crete Project Report for 2009, Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP), USA, internal circulation.
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2009, Margo Tytus Visiting Research Fellowship Report: Conceptualising the Minoan Human Body, Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati, USA, internal circulation.

International Education

  • Caffyn R., Yao Z., Simandiraki A. 2007, The Practitioner Research Project Final Report, International Baccalaureate Research Team, Bath, UK, internal circulation.
  • Thompson J., Yao Z., Simandiraki A. 2006, School-University Transition Study Final Report, International Baccalaureate Research Unit, Bath, UK, unpublished report, internal circulation.
  • Cambridge J., Simandiraki A. 2005, Interactive Intergenerational Learning Project Final Report, International Baccalaureate Research Unit, Bath, UK, unpublished report, internal circulation.