Vangelis Tourloukis

Vangelis Tourloukis
University of Tuebingen | EKU Tübingen · Group of Prehistory & Archaeology Science

PhD

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Introduction
Senior researcher in Prehistoric Archaeology, Paleoanthropology Working Group, Institute of Archaeological Sciences. Scientific coordinator and field director of prehistoric excavations and surveys conducted in Greece. Research interests: Prehistoric archaeology; human evolution; social dimensions of prehistoric technology; lithic and bone artifact analysis; social anthropology; ethnoarchaeology; geoarchaeology;evolution of the human social niche: social complexity, cooperation and reciprocity.
Additional affiliations
January 2017 - present
University of Tuebingen
Position
  • Senior Researcher
Description
  • I work as a senior researcher in the ERC-funded Project "Human Evolution at the Crossroads" (PI: K. Harvati). Email: vangelis.tourloukis@ifu.uni-tuebingen.de Lecturer for: "Introduction to Human Evolution" "Evolution of Human Biology and Behavior" "Experimental archaeology workshop"
July 2012 - December 2016
University of Tuebingen
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • Lecturer for: Seminar: "Evolution of human biology and behavior" Lectures: "Introduction to Human Evolution" Seminar: "Palaeolithic Archaeology of Southern Europe"
September 2005 - December 2010
Leiden University
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • I was a member of the Human Origins working group and I specialized in Paleolithic archaeology
Education
September 2003 - September 2004
Leiden University
Field of study
  • Prehistoric Archaeology

Projects

Projects (4)
Project
The project involves excavations and radiometric dating at two open-air sites in Epirus, NW Greece, and aims to test specific hypotheses that have been suggested to explain the Palaeolithic human geography of the area. The sites would have been located at the shores of small, ephemeral lakes that most likely provided good opportunities for big game hunting, as well as a range of other valuable resources, such as water, edible plants and flint for the making of stone-tools. Our research investigates the role of those sites in the regional settlement network and examines how this role and function might have been changing according to the fluctuations of the climate or the changes in human culture. The project includes geoarchaeological analyses of site formation processes, palaeoenvironmental studies and lithic analysis.
Project
To help develop a chronological and paleoenvironmental framework for the paleolithic of Greece and re assess the human fossil record from the region.
Project
Led by Alexandros Karakostis, this project focuses on providing interdisciplinary evidence of the relationship between physical activity and entheseal morphology. This includes research involving the novel "Validated Entheses-based Reconstruction of Activity" (V.E.R.A.) method (developed in 2016 by Fotios Alexandros Karakostis).