Eleni Nodarou received a Master of Science degree in Environmental Archaeology and Paleoeconomy in 1998 from the Department of Archaeology and Prehistory, University of Sheffield (UK). She wrote her MSc thesis on geoarchaeology, entitled: Soils and Sediments from the Habitation Site at Chrysokamino, East Crete: a Geoarchaeological Study (Supervisor Dr. Charles Frederick). In 2003, she received her PhD from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Archaeology and Prehistory, writing her dissertation on: Pottery Production, Distribution and Consumption in Early Minoan West Crete: An Analytical Perspective (Supervisor Dr. Peter M. Day). She has published widely on the petrographic analysis of pottery, from the Neolithic to Byzantine period. She currently lectures on Greek civilization at the Hellenic Open University and is the director of INSTAP Study Center’s petrography internship program.