Paläoanthropologie

Dr. Vangelis Tourloukis

Function: Senior Researcher

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

Office: Room 508, Hauptbäude, 2. OG
Tel.: +49-(0)7071-2974071
Fax: +49-(0)7071-295717
E-Mail: vangelis.tourloukisspam prevention@ifu.uni-tuebingen.de


Consulting hours:
by arrangement


Current Position

Senior Researcher in the Paleoanthropology Department of the Institute for Archaeological Sciences at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, and Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Paleoecology.

ERC Project ‘Human Evolution at the Crossroads’ (CROSSROADS)

Research Interests

  • Palaeolithic Archaeology / Human Evolution
  • Lithic Analysis
  • Geoarchaeology
  • Quaternary Geology and Geochronology
  • Archaeological Survey
  • Experimental Archaeology / Ethnoarchaeology
  • Human Behavioral Ecology

Education

2010

PhD in Palaeolithic ArchaeologyFaculty of Archaeology, University of Leiden, The Netherlands

2004

MA in Palaeolithic Archaeology (cum laude), Faculty of Archaeology, University of Leiden, the Netherlands

2000

Major in Archaeology and History of Art, Faculty of History and Archaeology, School of Philosophy, University of Athens, Greece

1998

Seminars in History and Archaeology

Fieldwork

Excavation Projects

Field (co-)director and project manager: Lower Palaeolithic site ‘Marathousa 1’, Megalopolis, Greece, 2013-2015, 2017, 2018 Middle Palaeolithic open-air sites Morfi and Popovo, Epirus, Greece, 2016, 2017. Early Pleistocene paleontological site ‘TSR’, Macedonia, Geecee; 2014, 2015, 2018. Middle Palaeolithic cave site ‘Mavri Spilia’, Mani, 2013. Geoarchaeologist: Epipalaeolithic open-air site ‘Ouriakos’, Lemnos Island, Greece, 2011.

Field assistant, Supervisor of excavation sectors, laboratory analyses: Palaeolithic Cave ‘Lakonis’, Mani, Greece, 2002-2008; Middle Palaeolithic Cave ‘Kalamakia’ Mani, Greece, 2002.

Field director: Site restoration works, Publication of Classical site ‘Dymokastro’, Epirus, 2002-2003.

Pottery researcher: Post-excavation analyses, Daily reports: Bronze Age site ‘Zakros’, Crete, 1997.

Field assistant: Supervision of excavation sectors: Classical site ‘Messene’, Greece, 1996.

Archaeological Survey Projects

Field director (PaGE Project): Palaeolithic Survey in Megalopolis Basin, Greece, 2018; Kalamas River Survey Project, Thesprotia, Greece, 2015, 2016; Paleontological Survey at Mygdonia basin, Macedonia, 2013, 2014; Paleolithic Survey at Katharo Plateau, Crete, 2013; Palaeolithic Survey in Mani, 2012; Palaeolithic Survey in Megalopolis, 2012, 2013;

Field assistant, Palaeolithic lithic specialist, geoarchaeological investigations: Cide Archaeological Project (Turkey), 2011; Zakynthos Archaeology Project, Greece, 2005-2008; Aliakmon Palaeolithic Survey Project, 2005, 2006; Thesprotian Expedition Survey Project, Epirus, Greece, 2005, 2006; Kandia Palaeolithic/Mesolithic Survey Project, Peloponnesus, Greece, 2003

PhD research project: Epirus and Thessaly Palaeolithic Surveys, Greece, 2005-2009

 

 

Publications

Monographs and Chapters in peer-reviewed edited volumes
2016

Tourloukis, V.  On the spatio-temporal distribution of Mediterranean Lower Palaeolithic sites: a geoarchaeological perspective. In: Harvati, K., Roksandic, M. (Eds), Paleoanthropology of the Balkans and Anatolia: Human evolution and its context. Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology Series, Dordrecht: Springer Verlag.

2010

Tourloukis, V. The Early and Middle Pleistocene archaeological record of Greece: current status and future prospects. Archaeological Studies Leiden University 23, Leiden: Leiden University Press.

2009

Tourloukis, E., Palli, O. The first Mesolithic site of Thesprotia. In B. Forsén (Ed.), Thesprotia Expedition I: Towards a regional history, 25-38. Helsinki: Papers and Monographs of the Finnish Institute at Athens XV.

Refereed Journal Articles
2019

Giusti, D., Konidaris, G.E., Tourloukis, V., Marini, M., Maron, M., Zerboni, A., Thompson, N., Koufos, G.D., Kostopoulos, D.S., Harvati, K. Recursive anisotropy: a spatial taphonomic study of the Early Pleistocene vertebrate assemblage of Tsiotra Vryssi, Mygdonia Basin, Greece. Boreas, https://doi.org/10.1111/bor.12368.

2018

Karakostis, F.A., Hotz G., Tourloukis, V., Harvati K. Evidence for precision grasping in Neandertal daily activities. Science Advances 4, eaat2369.

 

Harvati, K., Konidaris, G., Tourloukis, V., 2018. Paleoanthropology at the Gates of Europe: Recent research in Greece in the frame of the PaGE ERC Starting Grant project. Quaternary International 497, 1-3.

 

Tourloukis, V., Thompson, N., Panagopoulou, E., Giusti, D., Konidaris, G., Harvati, K. Lithic artifacts and bone tools from the Lower Palaeolithic site Marathousa 1, Megalopolis, Greece: preliminary results. Quaternary International 497, 47-64.

 

Tourloukis, V., Muttoni, G., Karkanas, P., Monesi, E., Scardia, G., Panagopoulou, E., Harvati, K. Magnetostratigraphic and chronostratigraphic constraints on the Marathousa 1 Lower Palaeolithic site and the Middle Pleistocene deposits of the Megalopolis basin, Greece. Quaternary International 497, 154-169.

 

Panagopoulou, E., Tourloukis, V., Thompson, N., Konidaris, G., Athanassiou, A., Giusti, D., Tsartsidou, G., Karkanas, P., Harvati, K. 2018. The Lower Palaeolithic site of Marathousa 1, Megalopolis, Greece: overview of the evidence. Quaternary International 497, 33-46.

 

Karkanas, P., Tourloukis, V., Thompson, N., Giusti, D., Panagopoulou, E., Harvati, K., Sedimentology and micromorphology of the Lower Palaeolithic lakeshore site Marathousa 1, Megalopolis, Greece. Quaternary International 497, 123-136.

 

Giusti, D., Tourloukis, V., Konidaris, G.E., Thompson, N., Karkanas, P., Panagopoulou, E., Harvati, K., Beyond maps: patterns of formation processes at the Middle Pleistocene open-air site of Marathousa 1, Megalopolis, Greece. Quaternary International 497, 137-153.

 

Thompson, N., Tourloukis, V., Panagopoulou, E., Harvati, K., In search of Pleistocene remains at the Gates of Europe: directed surface survey of the Megalopolis Basin (Greece). Quaternary International 497, 22-32.

 

Konidaris, G.E., Athanassiou, A., Tourloukis, V., Thompson, N., Giusti, D., Panagopoulou, E., Harvati, K. 2018. The skeleton of a straight-tusked elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus) and other large mammals from the Middle Pleistocene butchering locality Marathousa 1(Megalopolis Basin, Greece): preliminary results. Quaternary International 497, 65-84.

 

Jacobs, Z., Li, B., Karkanas, P., Tourloukis, V., Thompson, N., Panagopoulou, E., Harvati, K., in press. Optical dating of K-feldspar grains from Middle Pleistocene lacustrine sediment at Marathousa 1 (Greece). Quaternary International 497, 170-177.

 

Athanassiou, A., Michailidis, D., Vlachos, E., Tourloukis. V., Thompson, N., Harvati, K., in press. Pleistocene vertabrates from the Kyparissia lignite mine, Megalopolis Basin, S. Greece: Testudines, Aves, Suiformes. Quaternary International 497, 178-197.

 

Blackwell, A.B.B., Sakhrani, N., Singh, I.K., Gopalkrishna, K.K., Tourloukis, V., Panagopoulou, E., Karkanas, P., Blickstein, J.I.B., Skinner, A.R., Florentin, J.A., Harvati, K. ESR dating ungulate teeth and molluscs from the Paleolithic site Marathousa 1, Megalopolis Basin, Greece. Quaternary 1 (3), 22.

 

Field, M.H., Ntinou, M., Tsartsidou, G., van Berge Henegouwen, D., Risberg, J., Tourloukis, V., Thompson, N., Karkanas, P., Panagopoulou, E., Harvati, K., 2018. A palaeoenvironmental reconstruction (based on palaeobotanical data and diatoms) of the Middle Pleistocene elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus) butchery site at Marathousa, Megalopolis, Greece. Quaternary International 497, 108-122.

 

Tourloukis, V., Harvati, K. The Palaeolithic record of Greece: a synthesis of the evidence and a research agenda for the future. Quaternary International 466, 48-65.

2016

Tourloukis, V., Thompson, N., Garefalakis, Ch., Karkanas, P., Konidaris, G., Panagopoulou, E., Harvati, K. 2016. New Middle Palaeolithic sites from the Mani peninsula, southern Greece. Journal of Field Archaeology 41:1, 68-83.

2015

Tourloukis, V., Karkanas, P., Wallinga, J. 2015. Revisiting Kokkinopilos: Middle Pleistocene radiometric dates for stratified archaeological remains in Greece.

Journal of Archaeological Science 57, 355-369.

 

Konidaris, G.E., Tourloukis, V., Kostopoulos, D.S., Thompson, N., Giusti, D., Michailidis, D., Koufos, G.D., Harvati, K. 2015. Two new vertebrate localities from the Early Pleistocene of Mygdonia Basin (Macedonia, Greece): preliminary results. Comtes Rendus Palevol. 14, 353-362.

 

Panagopoulou, E., Tourloukis, V., Thompson, N., Athanassiou, A., Tsartsidou, G., Konidaris, G., Giusti, D., Karkanas, P., Harvati, K. 2015. Marathousa 1: a new Middle Pleistocene archaeological site from Greece. Antiquity 343, Project Gallery. http://antiquity.ac.uk/projgall/panagopoulou343

2013

Harvati, K., Tourloukis, V. Human Evolution in the Southern Balkans. Evolutionary Anthropology 22, 43-45.

2012

Tourloukis, V., Karkanas, P. The Middle Pleistocene archaeological record of Greece and the role of the Aegean in hominin dispersals: new data and interpretations. Quaternary Science Reviews 43, 1-15.

 

Tourloukis, V., Karkanas, P. Geoarchaeology in Greece: a review. In E. Skourtsos, G.S. Lister (Eds) The Geology of Greece, Journal of Virtual Explorer, Electronic Edition, vol. 42, paper 5.

2009

Tourloukis, V. New bifaces from the Palaeolithic site of Kokkinopilos, Greece and their stratigraphic significance. Antiquity 83 (issue 320) Project Gallery http://www.antiquity.ac.uk/projgall/tourloukis320/

2005

Runnels, C., Panagopoulou, E., Murray, P., Tsartsidou, G., Allen, S., Mullen, K., Tourloukis, V. 2005. A Mesolithic landscape in Greece: testing a site-location model in the Argolid at Kandia. Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 18 (2), 259-85.

Non-Refereed Publications and Published Abstracts
2017

Tourloukis, V., Thompson, N., Panagopoulou, E., Giusti, D., Karkanas, P., Konidaris, G., Harvati, K., 2017. The cultural material from the Lower Palaeolithic site of Marathousa 1, Megalopolis, Greece: preliminary results. PaleoAnthropology, A36.

2016

Harvati, K., Panagopoulou, E., Tourloukis, V., Thompson, N., Karkanas, P., Athanassiou, A., Konidaris, G., Tsartsidou, G., Giusti, D., 2016. New Middle Pleistocene elephant butchering site from Greece. PaleoAnthropology, A14.

 

Blackwell, B.A.B., Singh, I., GopalKrishna, K., Chen, K.K., Sakhrani, N., Tourloukis, V., Karkanas, P., Florentin, J.A., Blickstein, L.I.B., Panagopoulou, E., Harvati, K., Skinner, A., 2016. ESR dating the fossil-bearing layers at the Marathousa 1 site, Megalopolis, Greece. PaleoAnthropology, A5.

2015

Tourloukis, V., Karkanas, P. 2015. Earliest radiometric dates for stratified archaeological remains in Greece: the evidence from Kokkinopilos, NW Greece. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 156, 306.

 

Harvati, K., Tourloukis, V., 2015. Paleoanthropology in the Balkans: state of the art and challenges for future. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 156, 160.

2013

Panagopoulou, E., Athanassiou, A., Karkanas, P., Harvati, K., Tourloukis, V., Thompson, N. in press. Erevna sti lekani tis Megalopolis. Archaeologiko Deltio, Chronika 2013 (in Greek).

 

Panagopoulou, E., Karkanas, P., Harvati, K., Tourloukis, V., Thompson, N., Garefalakis, Ch. in press. Sostiki anaskafi sto spileo ‘Mavri Spilia’ N. Messinias. Archaeologiko Deltio, Chronika 2013 (in Greek).

2012

Panagopoulou, E., Karkanas, P., Harvati, K., Tourloukis, V., Thompson, N., Garefalakis, Ch. in press. Epifaniaki erevna sti Dytiki Mani. Archaeologiko Deltio, Chronika 2012 (in Greek).

 

Panagopoulou, E., Athanassiou, A., Karkanas, P., Harvati, K., Tourloukis, V., Thompson, N. in press. Epifaniaki erevna sti lekani tis Megalopolis. Archaeologiko Deltio, Chronika 2012 (in Greek).

 

Tourloukis, V. 2012. Peninj: a research project on human origins (1995-2005). Book review. Antiquity 86 (332), 570-571.

2009

Van Wijngaarden, G.J., Sotiriou, A., Horn Lopes, J., Gkouma, M., Koster, K., Stoker A., Susan, D., Tourloukis, E. 2009. The Zakynthos Archaeology Project: preliminary report on the 2008 season. Pharos XVI (2008), 61-83

2007

Van Wijngaarden, G.J., Sotiriou, A., Pieters, N., Tourloukis, E. 2007. The Zakynthos

2006

Archaeology Project 2006: preliminary report of the first season. Pharos XIV (2006), 29-46

 

Van Wijngaarden, G.J., Arapogianni, X., Rink, R., Tourloukis, E. 2006. The Zakynthos Survey 2005: preliminary report of a pilot survey. Pharos XIII (2005), 59-76

2002 - 2005

Panagopoulou, E., Runnels, C., Tsartsidou, G., Murray, P., Allen, S., Mullen, K., Tourloukis, V., 2002-2005. The Mesolithic survey in the Kandia region (Argolid). Athens Annals of Archaeology, 35-38, pp. 23-36.