Paläoanthropologie

Melania Ioannidou

Function: PhD student and research assistant at the Senckenberg Centre for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment, University of Tübingen

Address:
Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Institut für Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie, Abt. Paläoanthropologie
Rümelinstr. 23
D-72070 Tübingen

Office: Room 519, Hauptbäude, 2. OG
Tel.: +49-(0)7071-29-
E-Mail: melania.ioannidouspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

Consulting hours:
by arrangement


Education

2016-today University of Tübingen
Ph.D in Paleoanthropology
Dissertation: Reevaluation of the Ouranopithecus macedoniensis paradigm, using virtual anthropology and geometric morphometrics
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Katerina Harvati and Prof. George Koufos (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
2013-2016 University of Tübingen
M.Sc in Scientific Archaeology with specialization in Paleoanthropology
Thesis: Virtual reconstruction and comparative analysis of Ouranopithecus macedoniensis, from the late Miocene deposits of Central Macedonia, Greece
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Katerina Harvati and Prof. George Koufos (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
2009-2013 Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
B.Sc in Geology with specialization in Structural Geology and Stratigraphy
Thesis: Eruption sequence in the dentition of Mesopithecus delsoni/pentelicus from Axios valley (Macedonia, Greece)
Supervisor: Prof. George Koufos

Honors-Awards

August 2018 Grant by the A.G. Leventis Foundation, for the academic year 2018-2019
August 2017 Grant by the A.G. Leventis Foundation, for the academic year 2017-2018
August 2016 Grant by the A.G. Leventis Foundation, for the academic year 2016-2017
October 2013 – July 2015 Scholarship by DAAD for a Master Program
March 2013 Grant by IKY, for the highest grade among all students for the academic year 2010-2011
March 2012 Grant by IKY, for the highest grade among all students for the academic year 2009-2010

Publications

2019

Ioannidou, M., Falcucci, A., Röding, C., & Kandel, A. W. (2019). Eighth Annual Meeting of the European Society for the Study of Human Evolution. Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues, News, and Reviews28(2), 52-54.

 

Ioannidou, M., Koufos, G. D., de Bonis, L., & Harvati, K. (2019). A new threedimensional geometric morphometrics analysis of the Ouranopithecus macedoniensis cranium (Late Miocene, Central Macedonia, Greece). American journal of physical anthropology170(2), 295-307.

Related Experience

Internship

July - August 2012

Practical study in the Natural History Museum of Creta, Greece

Main activities: Fossil cataloging and identification

Field work

June 2017 Paleontological excavations in Tsotra Vryssi (Thessaloniki, Greece), organized by PaGE
June 2016 Paleontological excavations in Tsotra Vryssi (Thessaloniki, Greece), organized by PaGE
June 2015 Paleontological excavations in Tsotra Vryssi (Thessaloniki, Greece), organized by PaGE
August 2014 Archaeological excavations in Abric Romani (Capellades, Spain), organized by IPHES
August 2012 Paleontological excavations in Nea Mesimvria (Thessaloniki, Greece), organized by AUTH

Teaching Experience

Summer Semester 2018 Archaeobiology, University of Tübingen
Summer Semester 2017 Osteology II: Sex and aging,  University of Tübingen 
Winter Semester 2016-2017 Practical Session Instructor, Archaeobiology, University of Tübingen

Talks

July 2019

Analysis of the Ouranopithecus macedoniensis cranium and mandible: a 3D approach 

Paleobiology Seminar, University of Tübingen

June 2016

Virtual reconstruction and comparative analysis of a Miocene hominoid (Ouranopithecus macedoniensis) from Central Macedonia, Greece

Paleobiology Seminar, University of Tübingen

March 2016

Virtual reconstruction and comparative analysis of a Miocene hominoid (Ouranopithecus macedoniensis)
from Central Macedonia, Greece

State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart, Scientific talks

Conferences

September 2017

Poster: Virtual reconstruction of the Ouranopithecus macedoniensis cranium (Miocene, Central Macedonia, Greece)

ESHE Meeting, Leiden

September 2017

Podium: A new three dimensional analysis of the O. macedoniensis cranium (Late Miocene, Central Macedonia, Greece)

RCMNS 15th Congress, Athens 

December 2016

Podium: A new three dimensional analysis of the O. macedoniensis cranium (Late Miocene, Central Macedonia, Greece)

Closing Symposium of the ERC Starting project ’’PaGE’’

November 2016

Poster: Virtual reconstruction of the Ouranopithecus macedoniensis cranium (Miocene, Central Macedonia, Greece)

StEvE Meeting, University of Tübingen

Memberships

European Society for the study of Human Evolution (ESHE)