Myrto Georgakopoulou (1976-2022)
It is with great sorrow and heavy hearts that we note the untimely passing of our dear colleague, valued collaborator and beloved friend, Myrto Georgakopoulou, on December 15, 2022.
Myrto was a long-term member of the Fitch Laboratory team, first as Archaeological Chemistry Fellow (2005-2009), then as the Fitch’s first Scientific Research Officer (2009-2013). Even after she took up a post in UCL-Qatar she remained a close collaborator in a number of Fitch projects. Through her long-running partnership with Vangelio Kiriatzi, she was instrumental in the establishment of the WD-XRF analytical unit at the Fitch and in the integration of elemental and petrographic analysis of ceramics in a series of emblematic projects such as the diachronic study of pottery ceramic landscapes on Aegina and Kythera. She also participated in a number of BSA fieldwork projects, notably the Kato Phana survey on Chios, the Kythera Island Project and the Keros excavations.