Western Argolid Regional Project (WARP)
The Western Argolid Regional Project (WARP) is an interdisciplinary archaeological project that seeks to understand the nature of human activity in the western Argolid (southern Greece) in all periods of prehistory and history. More specifically, there are three research objectives that guide the project. The first is to document the settlement history of the western Argolid by identifying the remains of various loci of activity in the landscape, from permanent settlements to farms and fortifications. The second is to understand the historical development of various forms of political authority in the study area, and the local responses to these authorities. The third is to trace the various relationships and networks that connected the communities of study area to communities located in other regions of southern Greece. Our methodology is interdisciplinary, and includes archaeology, history, ethnography, and geology. Our primary method is an intensive pedestrian survey of our 30 square kilometer study area. This method, now well-established in Greek archaeology, consists of systematically walking over the landscape, noting and collecting evidence for past activity.