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BA Program in the Archaeology, History, and Literature of Ancient Greece


Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology

Giorgos Vavouranakis holds a first degree in History and Archaeology (NKUA), 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 the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens as Lecturer in 2012. He became Assistant Professor in 2014 and Associate Professor in 2019.

Research interests

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

Select publications

  • Image and Archaeology. The Example of Prehistoric Architecture in Greece. Athens 2021: Kardamitsa (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: