Dr. Athanassios Athanassiou

 

 

 

 

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BASSIAKOS, Y., ATHANASSIOU, A., ROUSSIAKIS, S. & THEODOROU, G. (1992). Variation of U-microdistribution in fossil Hipparion teeth as a complicating factor in dating studies. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, Articles, 158 (2): 239-250. [view PDF]

ATHANASSIOU, A. (1994). First results of the palaeontological study of the fissure fillings in the area of Halykes, Magnesia. Bulletin de la Société Spéléologique de Grèce, XXI: 318-329. [view PDF]

KOSTOPOULOS, D.S. & ATHANASSIOU, A.S. (1997). Les gazelles du Pliocène moyenterminal de la Grèce continentale (Macédoine, Thessalie). Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen, 205 (3): 413-430. [view PDF]

ATHANASSIOU, A. (1998). Contribution to the study of the fossil mammals of Thessaly. PhD thesis 1996, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens. Published in Gaia, 5: 1-393. [in Greek] [view PDF]

ATHANASSIOU, A. (2000). Presence of fossil elephants in the area of Peniós valley (NW Peloponnesus, Greece). Annales Géologiques des Pays Helléniques, XXXVIII (C): 63-76. [view PDF]

THEODOROU, G., SPJELDNAES, N., HANKEN, N.M., LAURITZEN, S.E., VELITZELOS, E., ATHANASSIOU, A. & ROUSSIAKIS, S. (2000). Description and taphonomic investigations of Neogene Proboscidea from Rhodos, Greece. Annales Géologiques des Pays Helléniques, XXXVIII (C): 133-156. [view PDF]

ATHANASSIOU, A. (2001). New findings of fossil large mammal remains in the Peniós Valley (area of Larissa, Thessaly, Greece). Bulletin of the Geological Society of Greece, XXXIV (2): 533-539. [view PDF]

ATHANASSIOU, A. (2001). New data on the Equus stenonis COCCHI, 1867 from the late Pliocene locality of Sésklo (Thessaly, Greece). Geodiversitas, 23 (3): 439-469. [Publisher's PDF] [High resolution PDF]

ATHANASSIOU, A. & KOSTOPOULOS, D.S. (2001). Proboscidea of the Greek Pliocene-Early Pleistocene faunas; biostratigraphic and palaeoecological implications. Proceedings of the 1st International Congress The World of Elephants, Rome, 2001: 85-90. [view PDF]

ATHANASSIOU, A. (2002). Euthyceros thessalicus, a new bovid from the Late Pliocene of Sésklo (Thessaly, Greece). Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Monatshefte, 2002 (2): 113-128. [view PDF]

DE VOS, J., VAN DER MADE, J., ATHANASSIOU, A., LYRAS, G., SONDAAR, P.Y. & DERMITZAKIS, M.D. (2002). Preliminary note on the Late Pliocene fauna from Vatera (Lesvos, Greece). Annales Géologiques des Pays Helléniques, XXXIX (A): 37-70. [view PDF]

ATHANASSIOU, A. (2002). Neogene and Quaternary faunas of Thessaly. Annales Géologiques des Pays Helléniques, XXXIX (A): 279-293. [view PDF]

ATHANASSIOU, A. (2002). A new gazelle species (Artiodactyla, Bovidae) from the Late Pliocene of Greece. Annales Géologiques des Pays Helléniques, XXXIX (A): 299-310. [view PDF]

DOUKAS, C.S. & ATHANASSIOU, A. (2003). Review of the Pliocene and Pleistocene Proboscidea (Mammalia) from Greece. Deinsea, 9: 97-110. [view PDF]

THEODOROU, G., ATHANASSIOU, A., ROUSSIAKIS, S. & ILIOPOULOS, G. (2003). Preliminary remarks on the Late Miocene herbivores of Kerassiá (Northern Euboea, Greece). Deinsea, 10: 519-530. [view PDF]

ATHANASSIOU, A. (2004). A new elephant site in the Haliákmon River valley (W. Macedonia, Greece). 5th International Symposium on Eastern Mediterranean Geology, Proceedings, 1: 299-302. [view PDF]

ATHANASSIOU, A. (2004). On a Deinotherium (Proboscidea, Mammalia) finding in the Neogene of Crete (Greece). Carnets de Géologie, Letter 2004/05: 1-7. [view HTML] [view PDF]

ATHANASSIOU, A. (2005). Gazellospira torticornis (AYMARD, 1854) from the Late Pliocene locality of Sesklo (Thessaly, Greece). Quaternaire, hors-série 2: 137-144. [view PDF]

KOSTOPOULOS, D.S. & ATHANASSIOU, A. (2005). In the shadow of bovids: suids, cervids and giraffids from the Plio-Pleistocene of Greece. Quaternaire, hors-série 2: 179-190. [view PDF]

PANAGOPOULOU E., HARVATI K., KARKANAS P., ATHANASSIOU A., ELEFANTI P., FROST S. (2006): , [The West Macedonia Palaeolithic survey]. [Archaeological Research in Macedonia and Thrace], 18: 631-640. [in Greek] [view PDF]

ATHANASSIOU A. (2006): Reghínio, a new mammal locality from the Plio-Pleistocene of Central Greece. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Monatshefte, 2006 (2): 116-228. [view PDF]

GIAOURTSAKIS I., THEODOROU G., ROUSSIAKIS S., ATHANASSIOU A., ILIOPOULOS G. (2006): Late Miocene horned rhinoceroses (Rhinocerotinae, Mammalia) from Kerassia (Euboea, Greece). Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen, 239 (3): 367-398. [view PDF]

ATHANASSIOU A. (2006): [Biostratigraphical implications of the fossil tusks structure]. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Greece, 29 (1): 9-16. [view PDF]

THEODOROU G., ROUSSIAKIS S., ATHANASSIOU A., GIAOURTSAKIS I., PANAYIDIS I. (2007): A Late Pleistocene endemic genet (Carnivora, Viverridae) from Aghia Napa, Cyprus. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Greece, 40: 201-208. [view PDF]

RIVALS F., ATHANASSIOU A. (2008): Dietary adaptations in an ungulate community from the late Pliocene of Greece. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 265 (1-2): 134-139. [View at publisher's site] [Request PDF]

HARVATI K., PANAGOPOULOU E., KARKANAS P., ATHANASSIOU A., FROST S.R. (2008): Preliminary results of the Aliakmon Paleolithic/Paleoanthropological Survey, Greece, 2004-2005. In DARLAS A., MIHAILOVIÇ D., (eds): The Palaeolithic of the Balkans. BAR International Series, 1819: 15-20. [view PDF]

ATHANASSIOU A., BOUZAS D. (2010): New hippopotamid finds in Eurotas Valley (Laconia, Greece). Proceedings of the XIX Congress of the Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association, Thessaloniki, September 2010. Scientific Annals of the School of Geology, Faculty of Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, spec. vol. 99: 57-62. [view PDF]

ATHANASSIOU A., KOSTOPOULOS D.S. (2010): On Pliocene mammal remains in the area of Epanomi (Macedonia, Greece). Proceedings of the XIX Congress of the Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association, Thessaloniki, September 2010. Scientific Annals of the School of Geology, Faculty of Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, spec. vol. 99: 63-68. [view PDF]

THEODOROU G.E., ROUSSIAKIS S.J., ATHANASSIOU A., FILIPPIDI A. (2010): Mammalian remains from a new site near the classical locality of Pikermi (Attica, Greece). Proceedings of the XIX Congress of the Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association, Thessaloniki, September 2010. Scientific Annals of the School of Geology, Faculty of Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, spec. vol. 99: 109-119. [view PDF]

ATHANASSIOU A. (2012): A skeleton of Mammuthus trogontherii (Proboscidea, Elephantidae) from NW Peloponnese, Greece. Quaternary International, 255: 9-28. [View at publisher's site] [Request PDF]

ATHANASSIOU A., ROUSSIAKIS S.J., GIAOURTSAKIS I.X., THEODOROU G.E., ILIOPOULOS G. (2014): A new hornless rhinoceros of the genus Acerorhinus (Perissodactyla: Rhinocerotidae) from the Upper Miocene of Kerassiá (Euboea, Greece), with a revision of related forms. Palaeontographica (A), 303 (1-3): 23-59. [view PDF]

ATHANASSIOU A. (2014): New giraffid (Artiodactyla) material from the Lower Pleistocene locality of Sésklo (SE Thessaly, Greece): evidence for an extension of the genus Palaeotragus into the Pleistocene. Zitteliana (B), 32: 1-19. [view PDF]

PANAGOPOULOU E., TOURLOUKIS V., THOMPSON N., ATHANASSIOU A., TSARTSIDOU G., KONIDARIS G.E., GIUSTI D., KARKANAS P., HARVATI K. (2015): Marathousa 1: a new Middle Pleistocene archaeological site from Greece. Antiquity, 343 Project Gallery.

ATHANASSIOU A., HERRIDGE V., REESE D.S., ILIOPOULOS G., ROUSSIAKIS S., MITSOPOULOU V., TSIOLAKIS E., THEODOROU G. (2015): Cranial evidence for the presence of a second endemic elephant species on Cyprus. Quaternary International, 379: 47-57

ATHANASSIOU A., THEODOROU G., TSOUKALA E., MOL D. (2016): VIth International Conference on Mammoths and their Relatives, part 2. Quaternary International, 406: 1-3.

ATHANASSIOU A. (2016): Craniomandibular remains of Anancus arvernensis (Proboscidea, Mammalia) from Greece: The samples from Kallíphytos (E. Macedonia) and Sésklo (Thessaly). Quaternary International, 406: 25-34.

KONIDARIS G.E, ROUSSIAKIS S.J., ATHANASSIOU A., THEODOROU G.E. (2017): The huge-sized deinothere Deinotherium proavum (Proboscidea, Mammalia) from the Late Miocene localities Pikermi and Halmyropotamos (Greece). Quaternary International, 430: 5-21 and 445: 5-22 (reprint).

ATHANASSIOU A., ROUSSIAKIS S.J., (2017): VIth International Conference on Mammoths and their Relatives, part 3. Quaternary International, 445: 1-4.

GIERLIŃSKI G.D., NIEDŹWIEDZKI G., LOCKLEY M.G., ATHANASSIOU A., DUBICKA C.F.Z., BOCZAROWSKI A., BENNETT M.R., AHLBERG P.E. (2017): Possible hominin footprints from the late Miocene (c. 5.7 Ma) of Crete? Proceedings of the Geologists Association, 128 (5-6): 697-710.

PANAGOPOULOU E., TOURLOUKIS V., THOMPSON N., KONIDARIS G., ATHANASSIOU A., GIUSTI D., TSARTSIDOU G., KARKANAS P., HARVATI K. (2018): The Lower Palaeolithic site of Marathousa 1, Megalopolis, Greece: Overview of the evidence. Quaternary International, DOI:10.1016/j.quaint.2018.06.031.

KONIDARIS G., ATHANASSIOU A., TOURLOUKIS V., THOMPSON N., GIUSTI D., PANAGOPOULOU E., HARVATI K. (2018): The skeleton of a straight-tusked elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus) and other large mammals from the Middle Pleistocene butchering locality Marathousa 1 (Megalopolis Basin, Greece): preliminary results. Quaternary International, DOI:10.1016/j.quaint.2017.12.001.

MICHAILIDIS D., KONIDARIS G.E., ATHANASSIOU A., PANAGOPOULOU E., HARVATI K. (2018): The ornithological remains from Marathousa 1 (Middle Pleistocene; Megalopolis Basin, Greece). Quaternary International, DOI:10.1016/j.quaint.2018.06.045.

ATHANASSIOU A., MICHAILIDIS D., VLACHOS E., TOURLOUKIS V., THOMPSON N., HARVATI K. (2018): Pleistocene vertebrates from the Kyparíssia lignite mine, Megalopolis Basin, S. Greece: Testudines, Aves, Suiformes. Quaternary International, DOI:10.1016/j.quaint.2018.06.030.

ATHANASSIOU A. (2018): Pleistocene vertebrates from the Kyparíssia lignite mine, Megalopolis Basin, S. Greece: Rodentia, Carnivora, Proboscidea, Perissodactyla, Ruminantia. Quaternary International, DOI:10.1016/j.quaint.2018.06.042.

ATHANASSIOU A. (2018): A Villafranchian hipparion-bearing mammal fauna from Sésklo (E. Thessaly, Greece): Implications for the question of hipparionEquus sympatry in Europe. Quaternary, 1 (2): 1-25. [view PDF]

 

      Abstracts - Posters

BASSIAKOS Y., ATHANASSIOU A., ROUSSIAKIS S., THEODOROU G. (1990): The role of some multivariant factors that account in the uranium microdistribution of Hipparion molars. International Symposium on Archaeometry (Heidelberg), Abstracts: 23.

BASSIAKOS Y., ATHANASSIOU A., ROUSSIAKIS S. (1991): Uranium microdistribution in Hipparion teeth. Terra Abstracts, 3 (1): 330.

THEODOROU G., ROUSSIAKIS S., ATHANASSIOU A. (1995): Contribution to the study of the terrestrial Neogene of Greece. Artiodactyla and Rhinocerotidae from Kerassia and Chalkoutsi localities. Xth Congress of the Regional Committee on Mediterranean Neogene Stratigraphy (Bucharest) Romanian Journal of Stratigraphy, 1: 129-130.

THEODOROU G., ATHANASSIOU A., ROUSSIAKIS S., ILIOPOULOS G. (1998): Preliminary results on the recent excavations of the Kerassia locality (Euboea). XIth Congress of the Regional Committee on Mediterranean Neogene Stratigraphy (Patras), Abstracts.

ATHANASSIOU A. (2000): A new bovid from the Late Pliocene locality of Sésklo (Thessaly, Greece). International Congress on the Holarctic Ungulates of the Pliocene and Pleistocene (Avignon), Abstracts.

THEODOROU G., ATHANASSIOU A., ILIOPOULOS G. (2001): Proboscidea from the Late Miocene of Kerassiá (Euboea, Greece). 45th Annual Meeting of the Palaeontological Association, Copenhagen, 2001, The Palaeontology Newsletter, 48 (suppl.): 50. [Poster PDF]

ATHANASSIOU, A. & KOSTOPOULOS, D.S. (2001). Proboscidea of the Greek Pliocene-Early Pleistocene faunas; biostratigraphic and palaeoecological implications. Proceedings of the 1st International Congress The World of Elephants, Rome, 2001. [Poster PDF]

THEODOROU G., ATHANASSIOU A., ROUSSIAKIS S. (2005): Description of Hipparion from Peloponnese and its palaeogeographical implications. 12th R.C.M.N.S. Congress, Vienna. [Poster PDF]

HARVATI K., PANAGOPOULOU E., KARKANAS P., FROST S.R., ATHANASSIOU A., ELEFANTI P., SCHREIN C., BAAB K., HENDERSON E., TOURLOUKIS E., GAREFALAKIS C. (2006): New findings of the Aliakmon Paleolithic Survey, Greece, 20042005. 2006 Paleoanthropology Society Annual Meeting, Abstracts: A61. [view PDF]

ILIOPOULOS G., LYRAS G., ROUSSIAKIS S., ATHANASSIOU A. (2010): Woolly rhinos and woolly mammoths in Southern Greece? Using REE elements to trace the provenance of old museum collections. 8th Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists, Aix-en-Provence, June 2010, Abstracts: 46. [view PDF]

ATHANASSIOU A. (2010): An elephant skeleton from Lousiká (NW Peloponnese, Greece). Vth International Conference on Mammoths and their Relatives, Le Puy-en-Velay, AugustSeptember 2010, Abstracts, Quaternaire, hors-série 3: 74. [Poster PDF]

ATHANASSIOU A. (2011): The Late Pleistocene fauna of Peneiós Valley (Lárissa, Thessaly, Greece): new collected material. 9th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists (Heraklion, Crete), Program and Abstracts: 14. [Poster PDF]

ATHANASSIOU A., LYRAS G. (2011): Nyctereutes megamastoides (Mammalia: Carnivora: Canidae): variation and evolution. 9th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists (Heraklion, Crete), Program and Abstracts: 14-15.

ILIOPOULOS, G., ATHANASSIOU, A., KONSTANTINOU, G. (2011): New dwarf elephant material from the Pleistocene of Cyprus. 9th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists (Heraklion, Crete), Program and Abstracts: 30. [Poster PDF]

ATHANASSIOU A. (2013): A Mitilanotherium (Artiodactyla: Giraffidae) skull from the Lower Pleistocene locality of Sésklo (SE Thessaly, Greece). Zitteliana (B), 31: 18-19. [view PDF]

THEODOROU G., ROUSSIAKIS S., ATHANASSIOU A., MITSOPOULOU V., SOLOMOS C, LYCHOUNAS A. (2013): Pikermi; new excavations at a classical locality. 14th Congress of the Regional Committee on Mediterranean Neogene Stratigraphy, Istanbul, Abstracts: 128. [view PDF]

MITSOPOULOU V., ROUSSIAKIS S., ATHANASSIOU A., LAZARIDIS G., THEODOROU G. (2013): New cranial material of Hipparion sensu lato (Perissodactyla, Mammalia) from the classical locality of Pikermi, Greece. 14th Congress of the Regional Committee on Mediterranean Neogene Stratigraphy, Istanbul, Abstracts: 129. [view PDF]

ATHANASSIOU A. (2014): Anancus arvernensis (Proboscidea, Mammalia) from Kallíphytos (Dráma, E. Macedonia, Greece), with a revision of existing samples from Greece. Scientific Annals, School of Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, special volume 102: 23. [view PDF]

ATHANASSIOU A., REESE D., ILIOPOULOS G., HERRIDGE V., ROUSSIAKIS S., MITSOPOULOU V., TSIOLAKIS E., THEODOROU G. (2014): The endemic elephants of Cyprus: a reconsideration of their variation and taxonomy based on new fossil finds. Scientific Annals, School of Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, special volume 102: 24. [view PDF]

ROUSSIAKIS S., ATHANASSIOU A., MICHAILIDIS D., MITSOPOULOU V., SOLOMOS C., THEODOROU G. (2014): Remarks on new proboscidean remains from the classical Late Miocene locality of Pikermi and their associated fauna. Scientific Annals, School of Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, special volume 102: 171-172. [view PDF]

HARVATI K., PANAGOPOULOU E., TOURLOUKIS V., THOMPSON N., KARKANAS P., ATHANASSIOU A., KONIDARIS G., TSARTSIDOU G., GIUSTI D. (2016): New Middle Pleistocene elephant butchering site from Greece. Paleoanthropology Society Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, Abstracts: A14-A15. [view PDF]

THEODOROU G., ATHANASSIOU A. (2016): The caves of the Réthymnon littoral zone: An archive of the Pleistocene endemic fauna of Crete. A proposal for its formal protection. 3rd International Geo-Cultural Symposium Samaria 2016, Chania, Crete, Abstracts: 22. [view PDF]

ATHANASSIOU A., TOURLOUKIS V., THOMPSON N., LYCHOUNAS A., PANAGOPOULOU E., HARVATI K. (2016): Hippopotamus (Artiodactyla, Mammalia) and other vertebrate remains from the Kyparíssia-T site, Megalópolis, S. Greece. Closing Symposium, ERC Starting Grant Project PaGE, Paleoanthropology at the Gates of Europe, Tübingen, Germany, Abstracts: 12-13. [view PDF]

ATHANASSIOU A. (2016): Pleistocene vertebrates from the Kyparíssia lignite mine, Megalópolis, S. Greece. Closing Symposium, ERC Starting Grant Project PaGE, Paleoanthropology at the Gates of Europe, Tübingen, Germany, Abstracts: 14-15. [view PDF]

KONIDARIS G.E., ATHANASSIOU A., TOURLOUKIS V., THOMPSON N., GIUSTI D., TSARTSIDOU G., KARKANAS P., PANAGOPOULOU E., HARVATI K. (2016): The Elephas antiquus skeleton and other large mammals from Marathousa 1 site (Megalopolis Basin, Greece): preliminary results on taxonomy, biochronology, palaeoecology and taphonomy. Closing Symposium, ERC Starting Grant Project PaGE, Paleoanthropology at the Gates of Europe, Tübingen, Germany, Abstracts: 32-33. [view PDF]

TSARTSIDOU G., RISBERG J., KARKANAS P., TOURLOUKIS V., THOMPSON N., ATHANASSIOU A., KONIDARIS G.E., GIUSTI D., PANAGOPOULOU E., HARVATI K. (2016): The invisible record of the Marathousa 1 sediments: Phytoliths and diatoms. Closing Symposium, ERC Starting Grant Project PaGE, Paleoanthropology at the Gates of Europe, Tübingen, Germany, Abstracts: 50. [view PDF]

ATHANASSIOU A. (2017): Presence of a large-sized hipparion in the Villafranchian locality of Sésklo (Thessaly, Greece). 15th Congress of the Regional Committee on Mediterranean Neogene Stratigraphy Exploring a physical laboratory: the Mediterranean Basin, Athens, Abstracts: 27. [view PDF]

ATHANASSIOU A., LYRAS G., VAN DER GEER A.A.E. (2017): Pleistocene insular Proboscidea of the Eastern Mediterranean: an update and revision of available samples. VII International Conference of Mammoths and their Relatives, Taichung, Abstracts: PE2-2. [view PDF]

ATHANASSIOU A. (2017): A cranial specimen of Anancus arvernensis from Nigríta, Northern Greece. VII International Conference of Mammoths and their Relatives, Taichung, Abstracts: P-13. [view PDF]

KONIDARIS G., ATHANASSIOU A., TOURLOUKIS V., THOMPSON N., GIUSTI D., PANAGOPOULOU E., HARVATI K. (2017): The Elephas (Palaeoloxodon) antiquus skeleton and other large mammals from the Lower Palaeolithic locality Marathousa 1 (Megalopolis Basin, Greece): preliminary results. 7th Annual Meeting of the European Society for the Study of Human Evolution, Leiden, Proceedings of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution, 6: 104. [view PDF] [Poster PDF]

TOURLOUKIS V., THOMPSON N., PANAGOPOULOU E., KONIDARIS G., GIUSTI D., ATHANASSIOU A., TSARTSIDOU G., KARKANAS P., HARVATI K. (2017): The lithic assemblage and bone tools from the Lower Palaeolithic site of Marathousa 1, Megalopolis, Greece: first results. 7th Annual Meeting of the European Society for the Study of Human Evolution, Leiden, Proceedings of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution, 6: 202. [view PDF]

 

 

 

 

 

updated: 28 August 2018