Category: Aegean Archaeology

Developing new surveying techniques under the Greek sun

The team’s morning march to the survey area.  Our work in Greece this summer involves two distinct archaeological projects: surveying in Abdera (Thrace) and surveying and excavating in Grevena (Western Macedonia), with additional geomorphological and geoarchaeological prospection in both areas.  These projects will provide a new paradigm of techniques available for archaeological surveys, with a stronger involvement of remote sensing,…
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Success of the first year of experimental cultivations

In our last post reporting on our experimental cultivations you could see our greenhouse and our fields blooming in the spring and later already mature and yellow before the harvest. We had just begun the harvest after a challenging season with late rains and hoping for the best. We are now extremely happy to report…
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Experimental cultivations & the creation of a new methodological tool for archaeobotanical investigations

Reporting Alexandra Livarda and Alexandra Kriti Archaeobotany and the study of seeds and grains can be very frustrating, especially when compared to other bioarchaeological disciplines, like zooarchaeology. Let us explain: when you have an animal bone you can get all sorts of information. You can tell what animal it is, but also, the sex, age,…
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The many wonders of the Kambos: revisiting the cultural landscapes of western Thessaly, central Greece

The next webinar of the GIAP ‘Recent Advances in the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean’ series is tomorrow, 19th of May, at 18.00CET. The presenter will be Dr Nancy Krahtopoulou (Ephorate of Antiquities of Karditsa – Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, Greece) and she will be talking on the cultural landscapes of western Thessaly, in…
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Meet our new MSCA fellows: Drs. Efrosyni Boutsikas & Charlotte Diffey

Skyscapes, religion, plants and ancient economy are some of the themes to be investigated by the two successful 2020 Marie Sklodowska Curie fellows that will join GIAP. They are two brilliant female researchers: Dr Efrosyni Boutsikas and Dr Charlotte Diffey. Both of them will be working on the Aegean with new technologies, involving loads of…
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Mediterranean polyculture revisited: new insights into the prehistory of Crete

Figure 1. Part of the environmental team at the flotation station 2021 started with the publication of the third paper of the bioarchaeology-palaeoenvironment-landscape team of the PALAP research project (Palaikastro Phase 4. Urbanisation in Bronze Age Crete: between palace and landscape at Palaikastro). The project (2012-5) involved: Excavation of part of the Bronze Age (Minoan)…
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Christmas reflections and ‘bones festes’!

GIAP’s last weekly meeting for 2020 (lacking Iban Berganzo). With all our very best wishes for 2021! Time has flown, in a few days 2020 will be over and just a few days ago we had our final weekly GIAP meeting for the year…although without online drinks and nibbles. We leave these for next year…
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