Excavations & surveys
This is the home page for the Stélida Naxos Archaeological Project [SNAP], a geo-archaeological survey of a chert source and associated early prehistoric stone tool workshops, conceivably first exploited as long as 260,000 years ago, with some of its early visitors likely including Neanderthals.
From 2009 to 2011, the Department of History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology of the University of Thessaly, in collaboration with the 13th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities of the Ministry of Culture, conducted a systematic survey at the site of Kephala, next to the bay of Xanemos, on the northeast side of the island of Skiathos.
Archaeological Reconnaissance of Uninvestigated Remains of Agriculture (AROURA) is an archaeological geophysics and surface survey of the plain around the 13th century BCE fortress of Glas, Boiotia, central mainland Greece, beginning in October 2010 and lasting until November 2012.
SHARP is a multi-disciplinary project to explore human interactions in a "coastscape" environment. We are investigating the dynamics of competition among neighboring socio-political entities in the Saronic Gulf region of mainland Greece during the Late Bronze Age.
The Mitrou Archaeological Project (MAP) is a cooperative venture between the University of Tennessee and the Greek Archaeological Service. MAP is co-directed by Professor Aleydis Van de Moortel of the Classics Department at the University of Tennessee, and by Eleni Zahou of the 14th Ephoreia of Classical and Prehistorical Antiquities (IDEPKA) at Lamia.
The excavations at the site "Vryokastro" on the island of Kythnos (Cyclades) started in 2002 and continue until today. Before the start of the excavations, a systematic survey took place during the years 1990-1995 and 2001. The site is identified with the ancient city of 'Kythnos', which was inhabited from the 10th century BC up to the 6th-7th century AD. The excavations have brought to light a sanctuary of the Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic times.
The University of Minnesota has a proud tradition of involvement in Greek archaeology. From the l950s to the 1970s, Professor William MacDonald and the Minnesota Messenia Expedition, with campaigns of field survey and excavations, made pioneering contributions to the study of the Bronze Age in the Peloponnesos.
The Pylos Regional Archaeological Project (PRAP) is a multi-disciplinary, diachronic archaeological expedition formally organised in 1990 to investigate the history of prehistoric and historic settlement and land use in western Messenia in Greece, in an area centered on the Bronze Age administrative center known as the Palace of Nestor.
The Petrota graben, an area c. 100 sq. km in Greek Thrace, is rich in sources of siliceous rocks suitable for the manufacture of stone tools. Some of the sources were exploited in prehistory, from the Middle Palaeolithic on.
The area has been under archaeological exploration since 1998. The information you find in these pages is based on the first five seasons of fieldwork, until 2005. It is likely to change drastically as fieldwork and study of the material continue.