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Department of History and Archaeology


Associate Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology

Giorgos Vavouranakis holds a first degree in history and archaeology (Athens), and a M.A. and a PhD in prehistoric archaeology (both at the University of Sheffield). After a three-year post-doctoral fellowship at Athens, he taught as adjunct faculty at Athens, Crete and the Peloponnese, and at the Hellenic Open University. He also worked as a contract archaeologist for the Hellenic Ministry of Culture. He joined the Department of History and Archaeology at Athens as Lecturer in 2012 and became Assistant Professor in 2014.

Research interests

  • Aegean Prehistory, especially Minoan Crete
  • Archaeological theory and history of the discipline
  • Public archaeology

Select publications

  • Image and Archaeology. The Case of Prehistoric Architecture Part A. Athens 2015: Kallipos (in Greek).
  • The Seascape in Aegean Prehistory. Athens 2011: Danish Institute at Athens (ed.).
  • Funerary Landscapes East of Lasithi, Crete, in the Bronze Age. Oxford 2007: Archaeopress

Copies of most of his publications may be found on: