Current collaborations

·    Institute of Anthropology, Palaeogenetics Group, University of Mainz, Καθηγητής Joachim Burger.

Collaboration in two funded research projects (“The genomic heritage of ancient Greece: Bringing digitalised human bio-history to museums. 358.000 €; GREEK-GERMAN CALL for proposals on bilateral research and innovation cooperation, General Secretariat for Research and Technology-Greece, 2018-2021. PI: Papageorgopoulou Christina. Population genetics of the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in Greece and the Aegean”; 186.950 €; GERMAN RESEARCH COUNCIL (DFG). 2012-2015. PI: Papageorgopoulou Christina and Prof. Joachim Burger.).

·     Institute of Anthropology, University of Bern, Head Dr. Sandra Lösch

·    Institute of Evolutionary Medicine, University of Zurich, Prof. Frank Rühli. Collaboration in funded research projects (Anthropological research on the ossuary of Poschiavo; LOTTARY FUNDS Canton Graubünden; Archaeological Service Graubünden, Switzerland 40.000 CHF. 2009-2010, PI: Papageorgopoulou Christina)

 

 Ephorates of Antiquities

The Laboratory has contracted collaboration protocols with Ephorates of Antiquities, which have ceded the right of study and sampling of archaeological anthropological material. Furthermore, the Laboratory is cooperating with the Ephorates and gives the opportunity to students to participate in the excavations. In particular:

2021                         Ephorate of Antiquities of Chios, permission for study, drawing and Photography human osteological material from the excavations at the Archontiki, Psara Island, and from the plots of Kourtesis, Andrioti, Fegoudakis, Stathis and Karagiorgis, in the city of Chios (duration: 5 years). 

2018-2021               Study and sampling permits in the framework of the research project BIOMUSE. Ephorate of Antiquities of Thassos, City of Thessaloniki, Laconia, Corinth, Kozani, Alexandroupoli, Palaeoanthropology and Speleology, Evia, Cyclades, Evros, Thesprotia, Larissa, Kastoria, Pella, Kastoria, Halkidiki and Mount Athos, Florina, Xanthi. 

2020-                        Cooperation agreement with Ephorate of Antiquities of Arta, for the study and sampling of human and animal osteological material from the ancient cemetery of Ambracia, in the framework of the research project APOIKIA “Ancient DNA analysis in novel multidisciplinary approach of Ancient Corinthian colonization. Ancient Amvrakia and Ancient Tenea as demonstration examples.”. Collaboration decision of the Senate of the Ministry of Education and Culture, Ephorate of Antiquities of Arta, AP 73498, YPPOA 24/02/2021 (duration 36 months). 

2019                   Archaeological Museum of Thessalonikiscientific collaboration in the temporary excibition "From the South to the North. Colonies of the Cyclades in the Northern Aegean", 12/7/2019 - 31/8/2020.

2018                          Memorandum of Cooperation with the Ephorate of Antiquities of the City of Thessaloniki, permission to study osteological material from the excavations of the METRO and the cemeteries of the City of Thessaloniki (excavation works for the construction of METRO 2009-2017). Decision of the Senate of the Ministry of Education and Culture AP 75/50/28 11/2017,YPPOA/GDAPC/EFAPOTH/TBMAM/6296/4702/79/24, 21/09/2018, signing of a programming contract with EFAPOTH 02/16. 

2018                          Cooperation agreement with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Xanthi in the framework of the research program "The impact of becoming a colony: a bioarchaeological study of resilience and adaptation in northern Aegean populations (8th-5th BC)" with the acronym "ABROAD" (duration 36 months). A.P.: YPPOA/GDAPC/EFAXAN/14379/10270/115, Date of Issue 12/01/2018. 

2018                          Ephorate of Antiquities of Halkidiki and Mount Athos, permission to study osteological material (219 burials) from its ancient cemetery, A.P.: YPPOA/GDAPK/DIPKA/TEEAEI/229454/ 164569/5191/898, Date of Issue 21/06/ 2018. 

2018                          Ephorate of Antiquities of Rhodope, permission to study osteological material (6 burials), from the ancient sites of Dikaia and Strymi, A.P.: YPPOA/GDAPK/DIPKA/TEEAEI/226586/ 162477/4938/854, Date of Issue 21/06 /2018. 

2018                          Ephorate of Antiquities of Xanthi, permission to sample (for the study of isotopes and ancient DNA) human and animal osteological materialfrom the ancient cemetery of Abdira. A. P.: YPPOA/GDAPC/DSANM/TEE/520117/371191/4431/435, Date of Issue 20/11/2018. 

2017                          Ephorate of Antiquities of Evros, permission to study osteological material from the ancient Zoni site, Alexandroupolis. A.P. YPPOA/GDAPC/DIPKA/TEEAEI/290012/ 188098/8050/1185, Date of Issue 03/08/2017. 

2016-                        Participation in the excavation of Ancient Tenea (TENEA PROJECT) in Chiliomodi Corinth and study of the osteological material (responsible archaeologist Dr. Elena Korkas, General Directorate of Antiquities, Ministry of Antiquities). 

2016                         Ephorate of Antiquities of Kozani, permission to transport osteological material from the site Dasos Mavropigi, for the purpose of study at the Laboratory of Physical Anthropology in Komotini. A.P.: 6364, Date of Issue 04/11/2016.  

2015                         Ephorate of Antiquities of Dodecanese, permission to sample (for the study of ancient DNA) osteological material (3 bone samples) from the excavation of the plot of land owned by NATUR Galathris ABEE in Mesaria, Kos, within the framework of the EXCELLENCE II program "From the early farmers to the first urban societies": the origins of the Aegean palatial civilizations from a population generic perspective”. A.P: YPPPAITH/GDAPC/DSANM/TEE/Φ77/8128/162, Date of Issue 4/02/2015. 

2015                         Ephorate of Paleoanthropology of Speleology, permission to sample (for the study of ancient DNA) osteological material (5 samples of skeletal remains) in prehistoric burials from the cave of Limnon Achaia, in the framework of the EXCELLENCE II program entitled "From the early farmers to the first urban societies: the origins of the Aegean palatial civilizations from a population generic perspective”. A.P.: HYPOPAITH/GDAPC/DSANM/TEE/Φ77/205526/4727, Date Issued 08/25/2015. 

2015                         Ephorate of Antiquities of the Thessaloniki Region, permission to sample (for the study of ancient DNA) human osteological material (3 bone sections) from the Neolithic settlement of Koroneia, N. Thessaloniki, in the framework of the research program "Populationsgenetik der meso-neolitischen Transition in Griechenland und der Agais" German Research Foundation. A.P.: HYPOPAITH/GDAPC/DSANM/TEE/Φ77/168036/4095, Date Issued 07/22/2015. 

2015                         Ephorate of Antiquities of Kozani, permission to study osteological material (400 burials) from the site of Dasos, Mavropigi, Kozani (excavation years 2012-2014), AP: HYPOPAITH/GDAPK/DIPKA/TEEAEI/202283/119494/10174/1005, Issue date 07/24/2015. 

 

2014-2015              Study of the human skeletal material from the Kasta Tomb in Amphipolis (Ministry of Culture and Sports). 

 

Past collaborations

·      Dr. Daniella Sivakova (Institute of Anthropology- Comenius University Bratislava) Collaboration in the  project Human Capital and Mobility. 1994

·      Prof. Vladimir Novotny (Institute of Anthropology-Univ. of Brno- Chech Republic- Collaboration in the  project TEMPUS 1994

·      Prof. Charles Sussane General Secretary of European Anthropological Association, (Laboratory Anthropogenetics, University of Brussels). 1994-1996-1998

·     Dr. Hermann Kandler (Mainz University Oriental Studies, Geographer): A) two year research stay under scholarship. During this period workshops for graduate and   undergraduate students were organized.  B) two month research stay within the frame of SOCRATES (ETF) Program and undergraduate teaching 1996-1997

·      Prof. Roger C. Nance (Dept. of Anthropology, University of Alabama at Birmingham), Collaboration with the University of Alabama. 1997

·      Prof. Nikolas Stavrou (Dept. of Political Science-Howard University). Visit, Lecture and award receiving 1999

·      Prof. Vaclav Vancata (Charles University, Prague). Three months stay for research and teaching (SOCRATES-ETF) 1999

·      Prof. Vladimir Privraztky (Charles University, Prague). One month stay for research and teaching (SOCRATES-ETF) 1999

·      Prof. Dr. Bruno Kauffman, (Director of Anthropologisches Forschungsinstitute-Basel) Research collaboration 1997

·      Prof. Brunnetto Chiarrelli (Instituto di Antropologia, Univ. Firenze) Research collaboration 1994-1996-1998-1999.

·      Prof. Vladimir Ferak (Institute of Human Genetics- Comenius University Bratislava) Research collaboration 1999

              Prof. Horst Schmidt (University of Ulm) Research collaboration