Sevi Triantaphyllou obtained her first degree in Archaeology (1990) and MPhil in Prehistoric Archaeology (1992) at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She then completed her MSc in Osteology, Paleaopathology and Funerary Archaeology (1993) and PhD (2000) at the University of Sheffield, UK. She has experience in excavating, cataloguing and studying human skeletal material in Macedonia, the Peloponnese, Crete and the Cyclades. She has worked as freelance researcher in various projects on the prehistoric Aegean (Neolithic Paliambela project, Neolithic Knossos, Middle Helladic project in the Argolid, Nemea Valley project, EM M Odigitria tholos tombs, EM/MM Petras excavations, LM Mochlos excavations etc).
Sevi Triantaphyllou held the 1994-1995 J. L. Angel fellowship at the Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA, an IKY (Greek State Foundation) post-doctoral fellowship in order to study the skeletal material of a 4th century BC mass burial in Pydna and a post-doctoral fellowship from the Institute of Prehistoric Aegean (INSTAP) in order to examine the dental micro-wear of prehistoric skeletal populations from Northern Greece, the Peloponnese and Crete. She has also taught as part-time lecturer in undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the Department of Archaeology and History in Thessaloniki and Crete, while recently she was elected as a lecturer in Prehistoric Archaeology and Osteoarchaeology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Since 2008, she is actively involved in the excavation, study and publication of the human remains from Petras Rockshelter and the House Tombs’ Cemetery.
Her research interests include mortuary practices and the manipulation of the deceased, dietary reconstruction and the study of prehistoric populations in the prehistoric Aegean.