Efthymia Tsiolaki is a Ph.D. candidate concentrating in Aegean Prehistory. She received her B.A. in History and Archaeology and her M.A. in Prehistoric Archaeology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Her dissertation examines social change and dynamics in the region of Pylos from the Neolithic to the Late Bronze Age. She is also a ground stone tools specialist examining technology and use-wear on assemblages from Thessaloniki Toumba, Aspis in Argos, and Skala Soteros in Thasos. She has conducted fieldwork at Pylos, Toumba Thessaloniki, Dion, Knossos (KULP), Dikili Tash in Kavala, and worked as contract archaeologist in rescue excavations for the Greek Archaeological Service in the area of Kozani.