Dr. George E. Konidaris

Function: Post-doc

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

Office: Room 513, Hauptgebäude, 2. OG
Tel.: +49-(0)7071-29-76518
E-Mail: georgios.konidarisspam

Consulting hours:
by arrangement

Current Position

Post-doc researcher at the Palaeoanthropology Section, Institute for Archaeological Sciences, Department of Geosciences
ERC Project CROSSROADS (Human Evolution at the Crossroads)

Research Interests


2013 Ph.D. in “Vertebrate Palaeontology”, School of Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Thesis: Palaeontological and biostratigraphical study of the Neogene Proboscidea from Greece
Supervisor: Prof. G.D. Koufos
2008 M.Sc. in “Structural Geology and Stratigraphy”, School of Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Thesis: Contribution to the study of the upper Miocene proboscideans from Pikermi and Samos
2006 Bachelor in “Geology”, School of Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Thesis: Contribution to the study of Lagomorphs from the lower Pliocene of Xanthi basin


Konidaris, G.E., Kostopoulos, D.S., Maron, M., Schaller, M., Ehlers, T.A., Aidona, E., Marini, M., Tourloukis, V., Muttoni, G., Koufos, G.D., Harvati, K., 2021. Dating of the Lower Pleistocene vertebrate site of Tsiotra Vryssi (Mygdonia Basin, Greece): biochronology, magnetostratigraphy and cosmogenic radionuclides. Quaternary 4, 1, 1–18.

Konidaris, G.E., Tsoukala, E., 2020. Proboscideans from the upper Miocene localities of Thermopigi, Neokaisareia and Platania (Northern Greece). Annales de Paléontologie 106, 102380.

Konidaris, G.E., Kostopoulos, D.S., Koufos, G.D., 2020. Mammuthus meridionalis (Nesti, 1825) from Apollonia-1 (Mygdonia Basin, Northern Greece) and its importance within the Early Pleistocene mammoth evolution in Europe. Geodiversitas 42, 69–91.

Jafarzadeh, R., Konidaris, G.E., 2020. Choerolophodon (Proboscidea, Mammalia) from a new late Miocene locality: Kivi-1 (Iran). Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments 100, 269–280.

Giusti, D., Konidaris, G.E., Tourloukis, V., Marini, M., Maron, M., Zerboni, A., Thompson, N., Koufos, G.D., Kostopoulos, D.S., Harvati, K. (2019). Recursive anisotropy: A spatial taphonomic study of the Early Pleistocene vertebrate assemblage of Tsiotra Vryssi, Mygdonia Basin, Greece. Boreas 48, 713-730.

Konidaris, G.E., Koufos, G. (2019). Late Miocene proboscideans from Samos Island (Greece) revisited: new specimens from old collections. Paläontologische Zeitschrift 93, 115-134.

Konidaris, G.E., Roussiakis, S.J. (2018). The first record of Anancus (Mammalia, Proboscidea) in the late Miocene of Greece and reappraisal of the primitive anancines from Europe. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 38, e1534118.

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

Koufos, G.D., Konidaris, G.E., Harvati, K. (2018). Revisiting Ursus etruscus (Carnivora, Mammalia) from the Early Pleistocene of Greece with description of new material. Quaternary International 497, 222-239.

Tourloukis, V., Thompson, N., Panagopoulou, E., Giusti, D., Konidaris, G.E., Karkanas, P., Harvati, K. (2018). Lithic artifacts and bone tools from the Lower Palaeolithic site Marathousa 1, Megalopolis, Greece: Preliminary results. Quaternary International 497, 47-64.

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.

Michailidis, D., Konidaris, G.E., Athanassiou, A., Panagopoulou, E., Harvati, K. (2018). The ornithological remains from Marathousa 1 (Middle Pleistocene; Megalopolis Basin, Greece). Quaternary International 497, 85-94.

Giusti, D., Tourloukis, V., Konidaris, G., Thompson, N., Karkanas, P., Panagopoulou, E., Harvati, K. (2018). Beyond maps: Patterns of formation processes at the Middle Pleistocene open-air site of Marathousa 1, Megalopolis basin, Greece. Quaternary International 497, 137-153.

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.

Kostopoulos, D.S., Konidaris, G., Tesakov, A., van den Hoek Ostende, L.W., Rook, L. (2018). European Early Pleistocene biogeography and ecology based on the mammal record: Case studies and preliminary syntheses. Comptes Rendus Palevol 17, 239-245.

Konidaris, G.E., Roussiakis, S.J., Athanassiou, A., Theodorou, G.E. (2017). The huge-sized deinothere Deinotherium proavum (Proboscidea, Mammalia) from the Late Miocene localities Pikermi and Halmyropotamos (Greece). Quaternary International 430, 5-21.

Koufos, G.D., Kostopoulos, D.S., Konidaris, G.E. (2016). Aves, in: Koufos, G.D., Kostopoulos, D.S. (Eds.), Palaeontology of the upper Miocene vertebrate localities of Nikiti (Chalkidiki Peninsula, Macedonia, Greece), Geobios 49, 29-36.

Koufos, G.D., Kostopoulos, D.S., Vlachou, T.D., Konidaris, G.E. (2016). Synthesis, in: Koufos, G.D., Kostopoulos, D.S. (Eds.), Palaeontology of the upper Miocene vertebrate localities of Nikiti (Chalkidiki Peninsula, Macedonia, Greece), Geobios 49, 147-154.

Konidaris, G.E., Koufos, G.D., Kostopoulos, D.S., Merceron, G. (2016). Taxonomy, biostratigraphy and palaeoecology of Choerolophodon (Proboscidea, Mammalia) in the Miocene of SE Europe-SW Asia: implications for phylogeny and biogeography. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 14, 1-27.

Tourloukis, V., Thompson, N., Garefalakis, C., Karkanas, P., Konidaris, G.E., Panagopoulou, E., Harvati, K. (2016). New Middle Palaeolithic sites from the Mani Peninsula, Southern Greece. Journal of Field Archaeology 41, 68-83.

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. Comptes Rendus Palevol 14, 353-362.

Panagopoulou, E., Tourloukis, V., Thompson, N., Athanassiou, A., Tsartsidou, G., Konidaris, G.E., Giusti, D., Karkanas, P., Harvati, K. (2015). Marathousa 1: a new Middle Pleistocene archaeological site from Greece. Antiquity Project Gallery 89.

Konidaris, G.E., Roussiakis, S.J., Theodorou, G.E. & Koufos, G.D. (2014). The Eurasian occurrence of the shovel-tusker Konobelodon (Mammalia, Proboscidea) as illuminated by its presence in the late Miocene of Pikermi (Greece). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 34, 1437-1453.

Konidaris G.E. & Koufos, G.D. (2013). Late Miocene Proboscidea (Mammalia) from Macedonia and Samos Island, Greece: preliminary results. Paläontologische Zeitschrift 87, 121-140.

Vasileiadou, K., Konidaris, G. & Koufos, G.D. (2012). New data on the micromammalian locality of Kessani (Thrace, Greece) at the Mio-Pliocene boundary. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments 92, 211-237.

Koufos G.D. & Konidaris G.E. (2011). Late Miocene Carnivores of the Greco-Iranian Province: Composition, guild structure and palaeoecology. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 305, 215-226.

Koufos G.D, Kostopoulos D.S., Vlachou, T.D. & Konidaris G.E. (2011). A synopsis of the late Miocene Mammal Fauna of Samos Island, Aegean Sea, Greece. Geobios 44, 237-251.

Konidaris G.E. & Koufos G.D. (2009). The Late Miocene Mammal Faunas of Mytilinii Basin, Samos Island, Greece: new collection, 8. Proboscidea. In: Koufos G.D. & Nagel, D. (ed.), The Late Miocene Mammal Faunas of Samos. Beiträge zur Paläontologie, Wien, pp. 139-155.