Paläoanthropologie

Dr. Vangelis Tourloukis

Function: Senior Researcher

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

 


Office: Room 508, Hauptgebäude, 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


Info

Vangelis Tourloukis (PhD, Leiden University) works as Senior Researcher. He has a broad training in Prehistoric Archaeology and his research focuses on the Palaeolithic period, lithic technology and geoarchaeology. Vangelis has extensive experience as co-director of field research and lithic analyst in several survey projects and excavations in Greece and Turkey. Since 2012, he is directing the excavations and surveys that take place in the framework of the ERC projects PaGE (2012-2016) and CROSSROADS (2017-2022), where he is responsible for designing the research methodology, coordinating the field and laboratory analyses of the cultural material, and contextualizing the chronological and paleoenvironmental data. In the study of prehistoric cultural remains, Tourloukis investigates the evolutionary dynamics between early human technology, subsistence strategies and environmental settings. His research interests include the evolution of the human niche, the role of technology in early human behavior, and the socio-economic and ecological contexts of hominin behavioral diversity.

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 Faculty of History, University of Bielefeld, Germany

Fieldwork

Excavation Projects

Field (co-)director and project manager: Lower Palaeolithic site ‘Marathousa 1’, Megalopolis, Greece, 2013-2019.

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, 2019, 2020; 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
In review Tourloukis, V. [in review] Early hominin dispersals and adaptations in the Southern Balkans: site formation processes, geochronology and palaeoenvironments. Schriftliche Habilitationsleistung, Paläoanthropologie, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen.
2010 Tourloukis, V. 2010. The Early and Middle Pleistocene archaeological record of Greece: current status and future prospects. Archaeological Studies Leiden University 23, Leiden: Leiden University Press.
Edited volumes (peer-reviewed)
2021 Konidaris, G., Barkai, R., Tourloukis, V., Harvati, K. (Eds.) 2021. Human-elephant interactions: from past to present. Tübingen: Tübingen University Press.
2018

Harvati, K., Konidaris, G., Tourloukis, V., (Eds.) 2018. The Gates of Europe. Quaternary International Special Issue, Volume 497 Part A, pp. 1-240.

Chapters in edited volumes (peer-reviewed)
In press Harvati K., Grün R., Duval M., Zhao J., Karakostis A., Tourloukis V., Gorgoulis V., Kouloukoussa M. [in press]. Direct U-series dating of the Apidima C human remains. In: Reyes-Centeno H, Harvati K (eds) Ancient Connections in Eurasia. Kerns Verlag, Tübingen
2021

Konidaris, G., Barkai, R., Tourloukis, V., Harvati, K. 2021. Human-elephant interactions from past to present: an introduction. In: Konidaris, G., Barkai, R., Tourloukis, V., Harvati, K. (Eds), Human-elephant interactions: from past to present, pp.13-21. Tübingen, Tübingen University Press.

  Konidaris, G., Tourloukis, V. 2021. Proboscidea-Homo interactions in open-air localities during the Early and Middle Pleistocene of Western Eurasia: a palaeontological and archaeological perspective. In: Konidaris, G., Barkai, R., Tourloukis, V., Harvati, K. (Eds), Human-elephant interactions: from past to present, pp. 67-104. Tübingen, Tübingen University Press.
2016 Tourloukis, V. 2016. 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, pp. 303-323. Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology Series, Dordrecht: Springer Verlag.
2009 Tourloukis, E., Palli, O. 2009. The first Mesolithic site of Thesprotia. In: B. Forsén (Eds.), Thesprotia Expedition I: Towards a regional history, pp. 25-38. Helsinki: Papers and Monographs of the Finnish Institute at Athens XV.
Scientific Journals (peer-reviewed)
In review Guibert-Cardin, J., Tourloukis, V., Thompson, N., Panagopoulou, E., Harvati, K., Nicoud, E., Beyries, S. [in review]. The function of small tools during the Middle Pleistocene in Europe: the case of Marathousa 1 (Megalopolis, Greece). Journal of Lithic Studies.
  Bludau, I.E., Weiss, M., Papadopoulou, P., Iliopoulos, G., Schnabel, E., Thompson, N., Tourloukis, V., Zachow, C., Kyrikou, S., Konidaris, G., Karkanas, P., Panagopoulou, E., Harvati1, K., Junginger, A. [in review]. Lake level changes and their paleo-climatic implications at the MIS12 Lower Paleolithic (Middle Pleistocene) site Marathousa 1, Greece. Frontiers in Earth Science.
2021 Karakostis, F.A., Haeufle, D., Anastopoulou, I., Moraitis, K., Hotz, G., Tourloukis, V., Harvati, K., 2021. Biomechanics of the human thumb and the evolution of dexterity. Current Biology 31, 1-9.
  Starkovich, B., Cuthbertson, P., Kitakawa, K., Thompson, N., Konidaris, G., Rots, V., Μünzel, S., Giusti, D., Schmid, V., Blanco-Lapaz, A., Lepers, Ch., Tourloukis, V. 2021. Minimum tools, maximum meat: explorative experimental butchery of an Elephant foot using Lower Paleolithic stone tool technology. Ethnoarchaeology (31 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1080/19442890.2020.1864877
  Konidaris, G., Kostopoulos, D., Maron, M., Schaller, M., Ehlers, T., Aidona, E., Marini, M., Tourloukis, V., Muttoni, G., Koufos, G., 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.
2019 Sahle, Y., Giusti, D., Tourloukis, V. 2019. Newly discovered Middle Pleistocene hominid-bearing deposits from the Lower Awash basin, Ethiopia. Anthropological Science 127 (3), 141-147.
  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 (3), 713-730.
2018 Karakostis, F.A., Hotz G., Tourloukis, V., Harvati K., 2018. Evidence for precision grasping in Neandertal daily activities. Science Advances 4, eaat2369.
  Tourloukis, V., Harvati, K. 2018. The Palaeolithic record of Greece: a synthesis of the evidence and a research agenda for the future. Quaternary International 466, 48-65.
  Tourloukis, V., Thompson, N., Panagopoulou, E., Giusti, D., Konidaris, G., Harvati, K. 2018. 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., 2018. 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., 2018. 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., 2018. 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., 2018. 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., 2018. 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., 2018. Pleistocene vertebrates 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., 2018. 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.
  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.
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.
2013 Harvati, K., Tourloukis, V 2013. Human Evolution in the Southern Balkans. Evolutionary Anthropology 22, 43-45.
2012 Tourloukis, V., Karkanas, P. 2012. 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. 2012. Geoarchaeology in Greece: a review. In: Skourtsos, E., Lister, G.S. (Eds), The Geology of Greece. Journal of Virtual Explorer, Electronic Edition, vol. 42, paper 5.
2009 Tourloukis, V. 2009. New bifaces from the Palaeolithic site of Kokkinopilos, Greece and their stratigraphic significance. Antiquity 83 (issue 320), Project Gallery.
2005 Runnels, C., Panagopoulou, E., Murray, P., Tsartsidou, G., Allen, S., Mullen, K., Tourloukis, Ε. 2005. A Mesolithic landscape in Greece: testing a site-location model in the Argolid at Kandia. Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 18 (2), 259-85.
Scientific Journals (non-refereed)
In prep Tourloukis, V. [in prep., invited from Editor]. Palaeolithic research in Greece in recent years. Archaeological Reports, Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies and Cambridge University Press.
In press Panagopoulou, E., Tourloukis, V., Thompson, N., Athanassiou, A., Konidaris, G., Tsartsidou, G., Giusti, D., Harvati, K., [in press] Excavations at the Marathousa 1 site, Megalopolis, Arcadia: research campaign 2017. Archaeologiko Deltio, Chronika 2017 (in Greek).
  Panagopoulou, E., Tourloukis, V., Thompson, N., Athanassiou, A., Konidaris, G., Tsartsidou, G., Giusti, D., Harvati, K., [in press] Excavations at the Marathousa 1 site, Megalopolis, Arcadia: research campaign 2016. Archaeologiko Deltio, Chronika 2016 (in Greek).
  Panagopoulou, E., Harvati, K., Tourloukis, V., Thompson, N., Athanassiou, A., Karkanas, P., Tsartsidou, G., Konidaris, G. [in press] Excavations at the Marathousa 1 site, Megalopolis, Arcadia: research campaign 2015. Archaeologiko Deltio, Chronika 2015 (in Greek).
2020 Panagopoulou, E., Harvati, K., Tourloukis, V., Thompson, N., Athanassiou, A., Karkanas, P., Tsartsidou, G., Konidaris, G., Giusti, D. 2020. Systematic excavation at Marathousa 1, Megalopolis, Arcadia: 2014 research campaign. Archaeologiko Deltio 69, 2361-2366, Chronika 2014 (in Greek).
2019 Panagopoulou, E., Harvati, K., Tourloukis, V., Thompson, N., Athanassiou, A., Karkanas, P., Tsartsidou, G., Konidaris, G., 2019. Systematic excavation at Marathousa 1, Megalopolis, Arcadia: 2015 research campaign. Archaeologiko Deltio 70, 1303-1308, Chronika 2015 (in Greek).
  Kourtessi-Philippakis, G., Tourloukis, V., Sakkas, D., Michos-Rammos, F. 2019. The survey research of the University Athens in the Middle Kalamas River Basin. Archaeologiko Deltio 70, 833-838, Chronika 2015.
2017 Panagopoulou, E., Athanassiou, A., Karkanas, P., Harvati, K., Tourloukis, V., Thompson, N. 2017. Research in the Megalopolis Basin. Archaeologiko Deltio 68, 875-879, Chronika 2013 (in Greek).
  Panagopoulou, E., Karkanas, P., Harvati, K., Tourloukis, V., Thompson, N., Garefalakis, Ch. 2017. Rescue excavations at the cave Mavri Spilia, Messinia Prefecture. Archaeologiko Deltio 68, 866-871, Chronika 2013 (in Greek).
2016 Panagopoulou, E., Karkanas, P., Harvati, K., Tourloukis, V., Thompson, N., Garefalakis, Ch. 2016. Survey research in Western Mani. Archaeologiko Deltio 67, 809-814, Chronika 2012 (in Greek).
  Panagopoulou, E., Athanassiou, A., Karkanas, P., Harvati, K., Tourloukis, V., Thompson, N. 2016. Survey research in the Megalopolis basin. Archaeologiko Deltio 67, 806-809, Chronika 2012 (in Greek).
2008 van Wijngaarden, G.J., Sotiriou, A., Horn Lopes, J., Gkouma, M., Koster, K., Stoker A., Susan, D., Tourloukis, E. 2008. The Zakynthos Archaeology Project: preliminary report on the 2008 season. Pharos XVI, 61-83.
2006 van Wijngaarden, G.J., Sotiriou, A., Pieters, N., Tourloukis, E. 2006. The Zakynthos Archaeology Project 2006: preliminary report of the first season. Pharos XIV, 29-46.
2005 van Wijngaarden, G.J., Arapogianni, X., Rink, R., Tourloukis, E. 2005. The Zakynthos Survey 2005: preliminary report of a pilot survey. Pharos XIII, 59-76.
  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 (in Greek with English abstract).
Book reviews

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

Published conference abstracts
2020 7.1. Konidaris, G., Tourloukis, V. 2020. Early and Middle Pleistocene large carnivore guilds of Europe and their role in the evolution of hominin subsistence strategies: an ecomorphological and behavioral approach. European Society for the study of Human Evolution, Abstracts p. 6.
  7.2. Kranis, H., Skourtsos, E., Davis, G., Karkanas, P., Tourloukis, V., Panagopoulou, E. and Harvati, K., 2020. Switch-on, switch-off: Plio-Quaternary evolution of the Megalopolis Basin (Southern Greece), through structural overprinting, interaction and fault migration. EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts 2020, p. 19950, doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-19950.
  Bludau, I., Weiss, M., Schnabel, E., Thompson, N., Tourloukis, V., Karkanas, P., Panagopoulou, E., Harvati, K., Junginger, A., 2020. Lake level changes and their paleo-climatic implications at the Middle Pleistocene excavation of MAR-1, southern Greece. EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts 2020, p. 21437, doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-21437.
2019 Konidaris, G.E., Tourloukis, V., Athanassiou, A., Giusti, D., Thompson, N., Panagopoulou, E., Karkanas, P., Harvati, K., 2019. Marathousa 2: A new Middle Pleistocene locality in Megalopolis Basin (Greece) with evidence of human modifications on faunal remains. Proceedings of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution Vol. 8, 82.
2017 Tourloukis V., Thompson N., Panagopoulou E., Konidaris G., Giusti D., Athanassiou, A., Tsartsidou, G., Karkanas P., Harvati K. 2017. The lithic assemblage and bone tools from the Lower Palaeolithic site of Marathousa 1, Megalopolis, Greece: first results. Proceedings of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution Vol. 6, 202.
  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.
  Harvati, K., Panagopoulou, E., Tourloukis, V., Thompson, N., Karkanas, P., Konidaris, G., Athanassiou, A., Tsartsidou, G., Giusti, D., 2017. Marathousa 1: new Lower Paleolithic elephant butchering site from the Megalopolis basin, Greece. Proceedings of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution Vol. 6, 84.
  Konidaris, G., Athanassiou, A., Tourloukis, V., Thompson, N., Giusti, D., Panagopoulou, E., Harvati, K., 2017. The Elephas (Palaeoloxodon) antiquus skeleton and other large mammals from the Lower Palaeolithic locality Marathousa 1 (Megalopolis Basin, Greece): preliminary results. Proceedings of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution Vol. 6, 104.
  Giusti, D., Tourloukis, V., Konidaris, G., Thompson, N., Karkanas, P., Panagopoulou, E., Harvati, K. 2017. Beyond maps: patterns of formation processes at the Middle Pleistocene open-air site of Marathousa 1, Megalopolis, Greece. Proceedings of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution Vol. 6, 74.
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.

Organization of & chairing conferences

8th Conference of Greek Archaeology Students

"The immaterial through materials: religion, magic, ideology and practices". University of Ioannina (Greece), 9-11 October 2020. Chair in Session "The immaterial dimension of stone tools".

Interdisciplinary Symposium Human-Elephant interactions: from past to present

Co-organized with Prof. K. Harvati, Prof. R. Barkai, Dr. G. Konidaris., 16-18.10.19, Hannover, Germany.

Interdisciplinary Symposium Palaeoanthropology at the Gates of Europe

Co-organized with Prof. K. Harvati, 1-3.12.16, Tübingen, Germany. Chair in Session "Middle Palaeolithic and the Neanderthal lineage".

Interdisciplinary Symposium Human Evolution in the Southern Balkans

Co-organized with Prof. K. Harvati, 7-9.12.12, Tübingen, Germany. Discussant in Session "Palaeolithic Archaeology".

Graants and Scolarships

Volkswagen Foundation Grant for Symposia, 2019

Funding (40,000 €) of the interdisciplinary Symposium "Human-Elephant interactions: from past to present", co-organized with Prof. K. Harvati, Prof. R. Barkai, Dr. G. Konidaris.

Wenner-Gren Foundation, Post-doc Research Grant, 2016-17

Funding (19,900 $) of archaeological research project in Epirus: "Palaeolithic settlement and land use in a Quaternary refugium: new evidence from Epirus, NW Greece".

State Scholarships Foundation (Greece), 2005-2008

Monthly scholarship (~750 €) awarded after written examinations, for the completion of PhD studies (University of Leiden). Supervisor on behalf of the Foundation: Prof. K. Kotsakis.

Scholarship in the framework of the Erasmus Program, 1998

Seminars in History and Archaeology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bielefeld, Germany.

Academic activities and service to profession

Reviewer of grant proposals for the Leaky Foundation (USA) and the National Science Center of Poland. Reviewer of articles for the following journals: Journal of Human Evolution; Quaternary International; Journal of Lithic Studies; Antiquity; Quaternary Research; Open Quaternary; Journal of Greek Archaeology; European Journal of Archaeology; Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie.

Professional Memberships: European Society for the study of Human Evolution (ESHE); Palaeoanthropology Society; Union Internationale des Sciences Préhistoriques et Protohistoriques (UISPP).

Member of the General Assembly of the Insitut für Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie, Tübingen

Member of the Master Thesis Advisory Committee, Evolution and Ecology Research School Tübingen

Member of the Center for Advanced Studies “Words, Bones, Genes, Tools: Tracking Linguistic, Cultural and Biological Trajectories of the Human Past”.

Management Committee Substitute Member for Germany, Scientific Network COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology), COST Action CA19141: “Integrating Neanderthal legacy: from past to present”. https://www.cost.eu/actions/CA19141/#tabs|Name:management-committee

Affiliated Researcher: 1) Museum of Anthropology of the Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (study of museum collections), 2) Norwegian Institute at Athens (Greece).

Research team member in the ERC Consolidator Grant, "Reviving Paleolithic Research in Lebanon (REVIVE)", 2021-2025. PI: Dr. S. El-Zaatari.