Amanda Laoupi

Amanda Laoupi

PhD in Archaeology & History of Art / Environmentalist - Disaster Specialist / Author - Independent Researcher

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Introduction
Dr ARCHAEOLOGIST - ENVIRONMENTALIST - DISASTER SPECIALIST. EDUCATOR - AUTHOR & INDEPENDENT RESEARCHER ▪ PUSHING THE LIMITS. DISASTER ARCHAEOLOGY, ARCHAEODISASTERS AND HUMANS. 2016. ISBN 978-1-60377-093-4. POD by AMAZON ▪ DISASTER ARCHAEOLOGY FOR KIDS AND TEENS. 2019. ASIN: BO7VXBM21Z Kindle Edition by AMAZON ▪ Founder of the interdisciplinary scientific field of Disaster Archaeology (2005) ▪ http://archaeodisasters.blogspot.com/https://issuu.com/alaoupi/docs/-_amanda_laoupi._cv
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January 2005 - December 2007
National Technical University of Athens
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Since 2005 till now, member of the research team
Education
September 1986 - June 1999
Athens Univeristy
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Publications (28)
Research Proposal
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Let us go beyond psychology, anthropology, sociology, biology and even atrociology. What is a human-made disaster? The wars, the technological accidents, the environmental catastrophe (the 6th extinction) or much more than these atrocities? It is the darkness, the madness and the sinister fate of humanity never to be taught by the errors of the pas...
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July 2019. © ADAMANTIA (Amanda) LAOUPI. All rights reserved. Available in Kindle Edition by AMAZON.
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Extended research has shown that the environmental stimuli triggered biomechanical and biochemical alterations in human species since the early Palaeolithic times (Laoupi, 2011; Laoupi, 2016). One unique example is the fact that our remote ancestors chose repeatedly the volcanic environments, where they survived, lived, reproduced and evolved. Othe...
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Previous research has revealed that Sirius and Hephaistos myths and legends were strongly present in Bronze Age Mediterranean communities via an interrelated cultural network amongst various cultures and societies (Laoupi, 2006a & b; Laoupi, 2011). The aim of the present monograph is to deepen this research, enrich it with the latest evidence and c...
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Changes, crises, disasters, collapse... Such is the story of Humanity. This book focuses on merging all disciplines, perspectives, theories, aspects and applications of disaster sciences within their spacio-temporal framework into one major scientific field, Disaster Archaeology. A science of the non-limit experience of the Biosphere. From mosquito...
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The present work follows the two previous steps of disaster myths' analysis and interpretation (Homeric Hephaistos as comet/meteor god / Aristaios and the Sirius' cult in Bronze Age Mediterranean). The aim of this work is to: a) assess contemporary and future trends concerning the interrelations between astrobiological phenomena (comets, impacts, p...
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If you didn't think there was a discipline for the study of disasters in archaeology, think again. Amanda Laoupi introduces us to a new field that will acquire ever greater application and meaning as worldwide archaeology continues to develop and expand its scope as a discipline. What is Disaster Archaeology? Disaster Archaeology (D.A.), an upcomin...
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The first attempt to tame topics that cross biological, ecological, physical and socio-cultural concepts is dated back to the 1990's, when a PhD. thesis under the general title "Attica of Classical Era as Human Ecosystem. The Eco-philosophy of Aristotle and various methodological issues of Environmental Archaeology" began to take shape. Main target...
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This paper deals with a tentative proposal for the development of a monitoring framework in order to evaluate the vulnerability of a cultural site with respect to various types of hazards. The ultimate purpose of the research is to protect and conserve cultural heritage. In our paper, we investigate procedures for monitoring the long-term behavior...
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Hephaestos belongs to the guardian-gods or “creators” of the Universe and functions as a pivotal force among the “proto-Hellenic” deities. This paper focuses, firstly, on the strong relationship between Hephaestos and the Pelasgian substratum of circum-Mediterranean region. The Pelasgian nuclei of prehistoric Attica remained active through the dual...
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Hephaestos belongs to the guardian-gods or “creators” of the Universe and functions as a pivotal force among the “proto-Hellenic” deities. This paper focuses, firstly, on the strong relationship between Hephaestos and the Pelasgian substratum of circum-Mediterranean region. The Pelasgian nuclei of prehistoric Attica remained active through the dual...
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The connection between feminine element and water dates back to Prehistoric Times, as aquatic features, marine disasters and natural phenomena (tsunami, flooding, stormy winds & rainfalls, submergence of islands and coastal areas, coastal erosion and transgression /regression of the seashore, sea currents, isthmuses and straits, tides and whirlpool...
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Water hazards represent a serious multi-level threat with direct and indirect impact, periodic reappearance and complicated socioeconomic profile. Flooding, tsunami, tropical cyclone-driven storm surges, construction of dams, landslides, debris flow and soil liquefaction due to various hydro geological phenomena, destruction of the wetlands, acid r...
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The topic of the cultural heritage management was not generally regarded by governments as a high priority till recently, so it will come as no surprise that it has not been subjected to much in-depth study or analysis. This paper focuses on the elaboration of an integrated methodological framework that could assess vulnerability's parameters conce...
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Environmental changes, either expressed as periodical phenomena with moderate character or as sudden, violent, and highly dangerous events, transform the natural ecosystems, rebuild the landscapes and forge new dynamics in human societies, by influencing the demographic stability, the socioeconomic profile, the cultural trends and many investment s...
Technical Report
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This work aims to establish an interregional operation to protect cultural heritage from damage in the face of natural events under the auspices of INTERREG IIIC-Sud Initiative and the Regional Operation Framework of NOÉ Programme - Patrimoine et prévention des risques naturels- with final beneficiary the Eastern Attica Prefecture. In the framework...
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The circum-Mediterranean area , rich in geodiversity, became the cradle of strong poetic images, symbols of fear, admiration and magic, all related to the mystic world of the caves. Places of death beyond the realm of the livings, nurseries for the gods, shelters for the goddesses, sites for initiation or education, cult sceneries, sites of divine...
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Volcanoes and especially large volcanic eruptions have influenced humans, their resources, their culture, and perhaps-in certain circumstances-even the course of their civilizations. In some cases, active volcanoes have made their mark in living memory. They have destroyed homes, reshaped landscapes, killed wildlife, and altered global weather patt...
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Natural and man-induced hazards play an active role in the morphology and evolution of past, present and.. future ecosystems, both natural and human. They happen in periodical or chaotic patterns, varying in frequency, magnitude and functional structure. They may have also several impacts on the evolution of human civilization (biological, ecologic...
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The strong multi-symbolic archetype of the Pleiades functions as a worldwide astromythological system going back to Upper Palaeolithic Era. The Greek version of the myth seems to embody a wide range of environmental symbolism, as it incorporates various information and very archaic elements about: a) the periodicity of the solstices and the equinox...
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Pivotal figure of Sirius myth among the inhabitants of Late Bronze Age Greece (ca.1600-1100 B.C.) is Aristaios protector of the shepherds and hunters teacher of cheese-making and the art of hunting , of oil-making and bee-keeping , honey and honey - mead, god of medicinal herbs and the cooling Etesian winds of mid-summer. The aim of this paper is t...
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YNOΨH Στόχος των σύγχρονων αρχαιοπεριβαλλοντικών ερευνών αποτελεί η αναψηλάφηση της δομής και της λειτουργίας των ανθρώπινων οικοσυστημάτων του παρελθόντος. H εφαρμογή των διεπιστημονικών μεθόδων στην ανάπλαση των αστικών & περι-αστικών τοπίων της αρχαίας Eλλάδας συνίσταται στην ανάλυση παραμέτρων και 'μεγεθών', όπως είναι η βιωσιμότητα και οι δυνα...
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Catastrophist Mythology as science of the past finds a very strong and tempting field of research in the famous ‘Atlantis case’. This is a case of transporting memory through super-positioned layers that contain sets of facts, elements, symbols, sectors and matrices traveled all over the world. The scientific attempt to rediscover the ‘virtual land...

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The whole population, and especially the vulnerable parts of it (such as children, women and elder people) should be aware of the repetitive phenomenon of occurring disasters in all forms and expressions (e.g. natural catastrophes), in order to survive the events, understand the processes of changes, and interact with them in an ‘effective’ way (disaster cycle). Disasters of any kind have no borders or identity in our globalised world, as they wipe out, horizontally and vertically, the conventional structures of societies. We should enhance this ‘adaptability’ process, a key-factor in all educational lifelong perspectives. Education about disasters is in fact, education about the human journey on Earth; it covers both the despair, the irrevocable change and the loss, along with the hope, the renaissance, the creativeness and the victorious adaptation of humans to this beautiful, challenging planet. Disaster Archaeology, an upcoming interdisciplinary scientific field, (since 2005) emerges and establishes itself as a uniquely significant part of the fields that deal with environmental studies, hazards, risk management, prevention policies and mitigation plans all over the world.

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To see under a different perspective the human duality and how it is expressed through history, crises, catastrophes and disasters. To go beyond stereotypes and understand what could a human-make disasters be
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