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Vangelis is a Palaeolithic archaeologist specializing in Pleistocene geoarchaeology and lithic studies, with long experience particularly in the Lower and Middle Palaeolithic of Greece. He has worked as field supervisor and lithic analyst in the framework of a number of Palaeolithic survey projects and excavations in Greece, in Epirus, Macedonia, Thessaly, Mani, Argolid, Arkadia, Lemnos, Zakynthos and Crete. His PhD research applied a geoarchaeological, fieldwork-based approach to examine the Lower Palaeolithic evidence from Greece within the framework of the earliest occupation of Europe. From 2012 to 2016, Vangelis worked as a senior researcher in the ERC-funded project PaGE ('Palaeoanthropology at the Gates of Europe: human evolution in the southern Balkans'); currently, he is senior researcher and scientific coordinator in the ‘CROSSROADS’ project. As leading member of the PaGE and CROSSROADS teams, Vangelis has been the field director of the excavations (2013- ) at the open-air Lower Palaeolithic site of Marathousa 1 in Megalopolis, the surveys in Megalopolis (2012, 2013), Mani (2012), Crete (2013), Macedonia (2013) as well as the excavation of a cave site in Mani (2013). Besides lithic studies and geoarchaeology, he is interested in the research of Palaeolithic mobility and site functions; the human biogeography and ecology of the earliest occupation of Europe; and the possibly distinct evolutionary trajectories that are reflected in the spatial and temporal patterns of lithic technology, land use strategies and mobility patterns during the Early and Middle Pleistocene.

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Contact Information

  • Position Title: Former Fellow
  • Personal Title: Dr.
  • Location: Universität Tübingen Institut für Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie, Abt. Paläoanthropologie Rümelinstr. 23 D-72070 Tübingen Office: Room 508, Hauptbäude, 2. OG
  • Telephone number: Tel.: +49-(0)7071-2974071
  • E-mail address: vangelis.tourloukis@ifu.uni-tuebingen.de