George Iliopoulos


In the Kalaureia project my contribution concerns the microfaunal remains from the excavations done in collaboration with my colleague Petros Lymberakis.

I graduated from the Geology Department of the University of Athens in 1996 and received my PhD from the University of Leicester, UK in 2003. My thesis was entitled “The Giraffidae (Mammalia, Artiodactyla) and the Study of the Histology and Chemistry of Fossil Mammal Bone from the Late Miocene of Kerassia (Euboea Island, Greece)”.

Currently I hold the post of Palaeontology Lecturer in the Department of Biology and am also the Assistant Curator of Geological and Palaeontological collections at the Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC) of the University of Crete.

My main research interests are Vertebrate Palaeontology, Taphonomy, Palaeoecology, Vertebrate Osteology and Anatomy, in short, the vertebrate animals and their environment in the distant past, even in periods before the appearance of humans on earth. Also as the Palaeontologist of the Natural History Museum of Crete I am involved with all palaeontological issues concerning the Island of Crete. My work has been published in relevant scientific journals.