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George Hourmouziadis (Greek: Γιώργος Χουρμουζιάδης) is a Greek archaeologist and Professor Emeritus of prehistoric archaeology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He led excavations in many prehistoric settlements in Thessaly and Macedonia (such as Dimini, Arkadikos Dramas etc) and on 1992 he started the excavation of the neolithic lakeside settlement of Dispilio in Kastoria, Northwestern Greece. A myriad of items were discovered, which included ceramics, structural elements, seeds, bones, figurines, personal ornaments, three flutes (considered the oldest in Europe) and the Dispilio Tablet.

The discovery of the wooden tablet was announced at a symposium in February 1994 at the University of Thessaloniki. The site's paleoenvironment, botany, fishing techniques, tools and ceramics were published informally in the June 2000 issue of Επτάκυκλος, a Greek archaeology magazine and in Hourmouziadis (2002).

Published works

1973 - G. H. Hourmouziadis. Neolithic Figurines.
1979 - G. H. Hourmouziadis. Neolithic Dimini. Volos: Etaireia Thessalikwn Erevnwn, 1979.
Review, Journal of Hellenic Studies, 1981, vol. 101, p. 206-207
1982 - G. H. Hourmouziadis, P. Asimakopoulou-Atzaka, and K. A. Makris. Magnesia: the Story of a Civilization. Athens: Capon, Texas: Tornbooks, 1982. OCLC 59678966[1]
1995 - G. H. Hourmouziadis. Analogies. Thessaloniki: Vanias, 1995.
1999 - G. H. Hourmouziadis. Earthen Words. Skopelos: Nisides, 1999.
2002 - G. H. Hourmouziadis, ed. The prehistoric research in Greece and its perspectives: Theoretical and Methodological considerations'. Thessaloniki: University Studio Press.
2002 - G. H. Hourmouziadis, ed. Dispilio, 7500 Years After'. Thessaloniki: University Studio Press.
2006 - G. H. Hourmouziadis Ανασκαφής Εγκόλπιον. Athens, 2006.


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