Research Profile for Iliopoulos Ioannis

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Department of Geology
Research Activity
petrology, metamorphic processes, archaeometry, ceramics, clays, geochemistry
Study of archaeological ceramics to investigate their provenance, technology of production and distribution by the application of physico-chemical and mineralogical techniques.
Metamorphic processes
Industrial minerals
Research Infrastructure
Katagas Christos (Professor)
Tsoli-Katagas Panagiota (Professor)
Papoulis Dimitris (Lecturer)
Iliopoulos Ioannis (Researcher)
Rathosi Christina (Researcher)
X-ray Diffraction (Bruker D8 Advance)
X-ray Fluroscence - EDS (Oxford ED 2000)
X-ray Fluroscence - WDS (Philips 1410/00)
Cathodoluminescence (Reliotron III)
Research Activities
GEOPRO (1998-2002): Integrating Geochemical and Mineralogical Techniques:A New Approach to Raw Materials and Archaeological Ceramic Provenance (

“Study and publication of the excavation at Kephala Petras, Sitia, East Crete” (2004- ). Scientist in charge: Dr. I. Papadatos (Open Hellenic University). Funding: The Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP), Philadelphia, USA.

IMMENSA AEQUORA (2005-2008): Reconstructing the trade in the Mediterranean sea in the Hellenistic and Roman periods through new scientific and technological approaches. (

Hein A., Tsolakidou A., Iliopoulos I., Mommsen H., Buxeda i Garrigos J., Montana G., and Kilikoglou V. (2002). Standardisation of elemental analytical techniques applied to provenance studies of archaeological ceramics: an inter laboratory calibration study. Analyst 127(4): 542-553.

Montana, G., Mommsen H., Iliopoulos I., Schwedt A., and Denaro M. (2003). The Petrography and Chemistry of Thin-Walled Ware from an Hellenistic-Roman Site at Segesta, Sicily. Archaeometry, 45(3): 375-389.

Alaimo R., Bultrini G., Fragalà I., Giarrusso R., Iliopoulos I., and Montana G., (2004). Archaeometry of Sicilian glazed pottery. Applied Physics A – Material Science & Processing, 79: 221–227.

Cau M.A., Day P.M., Baxter M., Papageorgiou I., Iliopoulos I. and Montana G. (2004). Exploring Automatic Grouping Procedures in Ceramic Petrology. Journal of Archaeological Science, 31(9): 1325-1338.

Navarra G., Iliopoulos I., Militello V., Rotolo S. and Leone M. (2005). OH-related Infrared Absorption Bands in Oxide Glasses. The Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids. Special Issue, 351(21-23): 1796-1800.

Iliopoulos I. & Katagas C., (2005) Modeling and prediction of metapelitic assemblages from ikaria island (aegean, greece) employing isochemical p-t phase diagram sections (pseudosections), 2nd Congress of the Comitee of Economic Geology, Mineralogy and Geochemisty of the Geological Society of Greece, 7-9 October 2005, Thessaloniki, University of Macedonia, Greece, p. 75-84.

Montana, G., Fabbri, B., Santoro, S., Gualtieri, S., Iliopoulos, I. and Guiducci, G (2007). Pantellerian ware: A comprehensive archeometric review. Archaeometry, 49(3), 455-481.

Montana, G., Iliopoulos, I., Tardo, V. and Greco C., (2008). Petrographic and geochemical characterisation of an Archaic-Hellenistic tableware production at Solunto (Sicily). Geoarchaeology, (in press)
Dipartimento di Chimica e Fisica della Terra ed Applicazioni alle Georisorse e ai Rischi Naturali (CFTA), Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA), Spain
Equip de Recerca Arqueomètrica de la Universitat de Barcelona (ERAUB)
Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, Università La Sapienza, Roma, Italy
Institute for Aegean Prehistory Study Center for East Crete
(INSTAP-SCEC), Crete, Greece
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