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Vasiliki Louka

Archaeology, University of Leicester

Thesis title:

The violent truth: A comparative, long-term study of collective violence from armed conflicts in Europe

Research Area

  • Archaeology


  1. Louka, V., Valakos, S. and Moraitis, K. (2013) An osteometric study on the concurrence of the articular surfaces of the atlantooccipital joint. In: 35thAnnual Conference of Panhellenic Association of Biological Sciences, Nauplio, Greece, 23-25 May 2013. Athens, Greece: Panhellenic Association of Biological Sciences, 198-199. Available from http://www.eebe.gr/wp-content/uploads/diafora/Praktika%20lastV1_2013.pdf [accessed 4/1/2019].
    • Poster and oral presentation by V. Louka.
  2. Louka, V., Anastopoulou, I. and Moraitis, K. (2019) Reassociating commingled human crania with first cervical vertebrae: An osteometric approach. In: American Association of Forensic Sciences 71st Annual Scientific Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, 18th-23rd February 2019. Abstract and poster.
    • Presentation of poster by 3rd author.

Other Research Interests

Apart from the analysis of skeletal trauma, I am particularly interested in the analysis of commingled human remains, morphometrics, 3D imaging/modeling and forensic casework.


  • British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology (member)
  • Royal Anthropological Institute (member)
  • Kenyon International Emergency Services