Ephorate of Palaeoanthropology and Speleology, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, Director
Andreas I. Darlas has received his PhD from the University Paris VI in “Geology of the Quaternary, Palaeoanthropology, Prehistory”. As an official of the Greek Archaeological Service, he had been the Director of the Ephorate of Palaeoanthropology-Speleology of Northern Greece from 2006 until 2014, while since 2014 he has been running the united nowadays Ephorate of Palaeoanthropology-Speleology (authority in the whole Greek territory). His research is mainly focused on the investigation of the Palaeolithic Era.
Since 1993, his main research subject has been the systematic study of the Mani peninsula in the Peloponnese, where he has excavated and studied a number of caves with Palaeolithic remains. He has also conducted excavation and field surveys in the north-western Peloponnese, the Megalopoli basin, Aitoloakarnania, Attica, Kefalonia, Corfu, Chios, Macedonia and Samos.
He has participated in the organisation of Prehistory museums (in Tautavel France, Petralona, Diros etc.), and he has also taught at Universities in France, at the University of the Peloponnese and the Postgraduate Department of the Athens University.