Antonios Bartsiokas

POSITION: Associate Professor

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Telephone: 25310 39471

Email: anaxbart@otenet.gr

Postal Address: Laboratory of Anthropology, Department of History & Ethnology, Democritus University of Thrace, GR- 69100 Komotini, Greece.

RESEARCH AND TEACHING SUBJECT:

Physical Anthropology

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Paleoanthropology and microanalysis of fossil human bones, i.e., Electron probe X-ray microanalysis, X-ray diffraction, paleohistology and microscopy. Palaeopathology of fossil hominins and taphonomy of skeletal remains. Osteology and Surface bone modification. Excavation in caves. Radiometric dating of fossil humans.

COURSES TAUGHT

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1. Introduction to Evolution and Physical Anthropology (55ΓΥ3)

2. Paleoanthropology (55ΕΣΤΗ13)

3. Physical Anthropology: Osteology (55ΕΥΕ1)

4. Biology, Ethology and the Evolution of Primates (55ΕΠΣΤΗ4)

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education:

1977: B.Sc in Biological Sciences, University of Athens, Greece.

1980: M.Sc. in Oceanography, University of Athens, Greece.

1989: PH.D. in Anatomy and Paleoanthropology, United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St. Thomas's Hospitals, Division of Anatomy, University of London, U.K. Supervisor, Professor M.H. Day. Title of Thesis: Studies of recent and fossil bone, including X-ray microanalysis, with special reference to Kabwe (Rhodesian) man.

1993: Comparative Anatomy and Evolution of the Primates, Certificat d’ Universite Europeen de Primatologie, Strasbourg, E.U.

Positions held:

2011-Present: Director of the Laboratory of Anthropology at the Democritus University of Thrace, Department of History & Ethnology.

2005-Present: Associate Professor of Anthropology at the Democritus University of Thrace, Department of History & Ethnology teaching Evolutionary Theory, Physical Anthropology, Primatology, Paleoanthropology and Osteology.

1994-2005: Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the Democritus University of Thrace, Department of History & Ethnology.

1991- 1993: Postdoctoral fellow, Hominid Paleontology Research Group, Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Liverpool (U.K.).

1989-1991: Postdoctoral fellow, Human Origins Group, The Natural History Museum (London).

Areas of Expertise: Paleoanthropology and microanalysis of fossil human bones, i.e., Electron probe X-ray microanalysis, X-ray diffraction, paleohistology and microscopy. Palaeopathology of fossil hominins and taphonomy of skeletal remains. Surface bone modification. Excavation in caves.

Extracurricular Studies:

1972-1980: Physical Geography, Mineralogy, Paleontology, Speleology (University of Athens).

1983-2002: Human and Primate Evolution, Human Anatomy (UMDS, Division of Anatomy, University of London). Quantitative Electron Probe Microanalysis (Department of Materials Science, University of Bath). Palaeolithic Archaeology, Archaelogical Excavation Techniques, Making High Quality Replicas of Museum Objects, Human Remains in Archaeology, M.Sc. in Archaeology and Ancient History of Disease (i.e., Paleopathology, Institute of Archaeology, University of London). M.Sc. in Mineralised Tissue Biology (University College London). Fundamental Aspects of Recombinant DNA Technology (Sheffield Hallam University). Video: camera, sound lighting, and editing techniques (University of Liverpool). Applied Shape Analysis using Geometric Morphometrics (Intitut fur Anthropologie, Universitat Wien).

Publications (impact factor, ca. 40):

2013. Paul Storm, Rachel Wood, Chris Stringer, Antonis Bartsiokas, John de Vos, Maxime Aubert, Les Kinsley, Rainer Grün. U-series and radiocarbon analyses of human and faunal remains from Wajak, Indonesia Original Research Article. Journal of Human Evolution, 64(5): 356-365.

2012. Maxime Aubert, Alistair W.G. Pike, Chris Stringer, Antonis Bartsiokas, Les Kinsley, Stephen Eggins, Michael Day, Rainer Grün. Confirmation of a late middle Pleistocene age for the Omo Kibish 1 cranium by direct uranium-series dating . Journal of Human Evolution, 63(5):704-710.

2008 Bartsiokas A. & E. Carney. The Royal skeletal remains from Tomb I at Vergina. Deltos Journal of the History of Hellenic Medicine, 36: 15-19.

2008 Bartsiokas A. A gross error in estimating average enamel thickness: implications for the hominoid evolution. Research and Reviews in BioSciences, 2:2-6.

2008. Tsoukala E. & Bartsiokas A. New Mesopithecus pentelicus specimens from Kryopigi, Macedonia, Greece. Journal of Human Evolution 54: 448-451.

2006 Bartsiokas A. Homeric geography of Kythera island. 8th International Panionian Confenence, Chora of Kythera. The Society of Kytherian Studies, pp. 247-269.

2006. Tsoukala E. & Bartsiokas A., Chatzopoulou K. & Lazaridis G. Quaternary mammalian remains from the Kitseli pothole (Alea, Nemea, Peloponnese). Scientific Annals, School of Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), 98: 273-284.

2004. Bartsiokas A. Shanidar Cave, Iraq: Archaeology. In: Gunn J. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Caves and Karst Science. pp. 642-643. Fitzroy Dearborn: New York. ISBN 1-57958-339-7.

2004. Bartsiokas A. Europe, Mediterranean: Archaeological and Paleontological Caves. In: Gunn J. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Caves and Karst Science.pp.339-340. Fitzroy Dearborn: New York. ISBN 1-57958-339-7.

2003. Bartsiokas A. The identification of a cave described by Castellan. In: Glykofrydi-Leontsini A. (Ed.) Kythera: Myth and Reality. Vol. 1: 357-361. Open University of Kythera. ISBN 960-87742-0-9.

2003. Bartsiokas A. & Fox S. Two “recent” human skeletons from Kythera island. In: Glykofrydi-Leontsini A. (Ed.) Kythera: Myth and Reality. Vol. 3: 37-49. Open University of Kythera. ISBN 960-87742-0-9.

2003. Bartsiokas A. Venus: Mythology and Geological reality. In: Glykofrydi-Leontsini A. (Ed.) Kythera: Myth and Reality. Vol. 5: 235-243. Open University of Kythera. ISBN 960-87742-0-9.

2002. Bartsiokas A. Hominid cranial bone structure: a histological study of Omo 1 specimens from Ethiopia using different microscopic techniques. The Anatomical Record 267: 52-59.

2002. Bartsiokas A., Hunter-Schreger bands and pits in the teeth of Graecopithecus freybergi using macrophotography. Annales Géologiques des Pays Helléniques 39 (Fasc. A.): 363-368.

2001. Bartsiokas A. Peristeri I, a New Palaeolithic Cave in Epirus: Palaeoanthropological and Geophysical Investigations. In: Bassiakos Y. Aloupi E. & Facorellis Y. (Eds.) Archaeometry issues in Greek Prehistory and Antiquity. Athens: Hellenic Society of Archaeometry and the Society of the Messenian Archaeological Studies, pp.95-102.

2000 Bartsiokas A. The eye injury of King Philip II and the skeletal evidence from the Royal Tomb II at Vergina. Science 288:511-514.

2000 Bartsiokas A. The Franklin expedition and lead poisoning. European Journal of Oral Science 108(1): 78-79.

1998 Bartsiokas A. The Paleontology of Cythera Island. Society of Cytherian Studies, Athens, ISBN 9608610818.

1997 Papamarinopoulos St., Papaioannou, Stefanopoulos P. & Bartsiokas A.. Geophysical studies within a cave at Kouklesi village in Northern Greece. In: Marinos P.G. et al (Eds.) Engineering Geology and the Environment. Balkelma, Rotterdam, ISBN 9054108770.

1995 Zouridakis N. & Bartsiokas A. Earliest evidence of human presence in Kapsia cave, Peloponnese, obtained by radiocarbon dating. DEMO, 8G: 1-16.

1994 Bartsiokas A. Observations on Speleogenesis and Taphonomy of hominid bone accumulations in ”Cueva Mayor”, Sierra de Atapuerca, Spain. Bulletin de la Societe Speleologique de Grece, 21: 538-546.

1993 Bartsiokas A. & Day M.H. Lead poisoning and dental caries in the Broken Hill hominid. Journal of Human Evolution 24: 243-249.

1993 Bartsiokas A. & Day M.H. Electron probe energy dispersive microanalysis (EDXA) in the investigation of fossil bone: the case of Java man. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series: B, London 252: 115-123.

1992 Bartsiokas A. DNA fluorescent staining in fossil human bones and confocal laser scanning microscopy. Ancient DNA Newsletter 1(2): 13-14.

1992 Hall L.M., Ashworth C. Bartsiokas A. & Jones D.S. Experiments on inhibition problems in old tissues. Ancient DNA Newsletter 1(2): 9-10.

1992 Bartsiokas A. & Middleton A.P. Characterisation and dating of recent and fossil bone by X-ray diffraction. Journal of Archaeological Science 19: 63-72.

1983 Bartsiokas A. & Vouyouklis G. Touristic exploitation of caves and its influence to the troglobite fauna: the case of “Koutouki” cave, Attica pp. 247-248. In: International Meeting on the show caves and their problems. Hellenic Speleological Society: Athens.

1982 Bartsiokas A. Merdenisianos C. & Zafeiratos C. The anthropological finds of Kapsia Cave, Tripolis, and their history. Bulletin de Societe Speleologique de Grece, 18:157-168.

Fieldwork experience:

·Explored about two thousand caves and potholes in Greece and abroad, many of them with Paleontological and/or anthropological interest (Hellenic Speleological Society).

·Peristeri I Cave (Palaeolithic, Greece), University of Thrace, Director of excavations, 1995-2002.

·Atapuerca Caves (Middle Pleistocene with hominins, Spain),

·Arago Cave, (France), 1989-1991, participant in the excavations.

·Lewis Castle (Medieval, England) 1989, participant in the excavations.