Alexandra Livarda (archaeobotanist) is currently working as a postdoctoral research assistant to Dr. Amy Bogaard (University of Oxford, UK) for the Çatalhöyük Research Project, Turkey. She holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Archaeology and Palaeoeconomy (Sheffield University, UK) and a PhD in archaeology (titled “Introduction and dispersal of exotic food plants into Europe,” University of Leicester, UK). She has worked on various archaeological projects in Greece, England, Italy, Turkey, and Albania since 2000. In Crete, apart from Zominthos, she has participated in the excavation projects of the Little Palace North, Knossos; Villa Dionysos, Knossos; Palaikastro (assisting Dr. Anaya Sarpaki); and Sissi, Mallia. Her research interests include archaeobotany, economic archaeology, and food culture. She has published widely in these fields.