Christina Tsigonaki is assistant professor in Byzantine Archaeology at the Department of History & Archaeology of the University of Crete and research member at the Laboratory of Geophysical Remote Sensing & Archaeoenvironment (Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas). She studied Archaeology and History of Art at the University of Crete. She received a D.E.A. in Byzantine Archaeology from the University Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne. She received her PhD from the same University with a scholarship by the Greek State Scholarship Foundation (IKY) and the Mpakala Foundation. She is the director of the excavation of Sector II at Ancient Eleutherna. Since 2017 she is co-director of the archaeological survey at Oros Oxa (Elounda). Her research interests focus at archaeology of the East Mediterranean during the Early Byzantine period: monumental topography and topography of human activity, landscape archaeology, urbanism, religious and secular architecture, architectural sculpture, new technologies in archaeological research.