Yannis Bassiakos, Geologist-Chronologist, Research Director, leads the “Group of Paleoenvironment & Ancient Metals Studies, GP-AMS” at the Archaeometry Programme of the Institute of Nanosciences & Nanomaterials/N.C.S.R. “Demokritos”. Main fields of activities (basic research and applications): a) ancient metals: mining, metallurgical residues, technology, provenance and prehistoric/ancient smelting experimental simulations for metals production, b) ESR-paramagnetic/luminescence dating combined with dose-rate/microdosimetry and fission-tracks studies c) paleoenvironmental studies: geoarchaeology, neotectonics, active-fault dating, sea-level oscillation for ancient landscapes reconstruction, and d) characterization of archaeomaterials by optical/electron microscopy and micro-phases analyses. He has coordinated or contributed to a large number of research projects funded by national or foreign sources. Since 2008 he is Editor-in-Chief of the J. ‘Archaeological & Anthropological Sciences’ launched by Springer-Verlag (I.F. 1.878).