Stavros Oikonomidis is a Ph.D candidate in prehistoric archaeology at University of Ioannina. His thesis subject is the Mycenaean contacts with Central Europe through Northern Italy during the 13th Century B.C. He earned his MA in prehistoric archaeology, State University of Milan, Italy. His thesis subject was the survey methodology and the study of a Terramara metallurgical center of the 13th Century B.C. He also holds a BA in classic and prehistoric archaeology of Europe, State University of Milan, Italy. He has participated in archaeological excavations throughout the world including Greece, Albania, Peru, Israel, Italy, Syria and others.