Category: Mediterranean Archaeology

Mediterranean Colonial Landscapes: Princeton Athens Center Workshop

Princeton University, in collaboration with GIAP (ICAC), is organizing the ‘Princeton Athens Center Workshop. Mediterranean Colonial Landscapes‘, to be held at the Princeton Athens Center for Research and Hellenic Studies in Athens, Greece on July 13-14 2022, with sponsorship from the Princeton International Fund (IF) and the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies. Dates: 13/07/2022 – 14/07/2022Location: Princeton Athens…
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Is there such a thing as “Mediterranean” archaeological survey? This pan-Mediterranean review finds out

A new review article on archaeological survey across the Mediterranean, published in Journal of Archaeological Research, explores diverging practices, key topoi, and future opportunities. Featured photo: Fieldwalking on Aghios Loukas, near Kythnos, Greece (courtesy of the Small Cycladic Islands Project). Over the last decades, the literature on Mediterranean survey has increasingly emphasized a distinct set of…
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Last 2022 GIAP Seminar: ‘Model-based Mediterraneans’

Join us in the last 2022 GIAP Seminar! May 26th 2022, 18-19h CET ‘Model-based Mediterraneans’ Prof. Andrew BevanProfessor of Spatial and Comparative Archaeology, University College London (UCL, UK) Keywords: Computational models, spatial analysis, material culture, Mediterranean archaeology, human settlement, landscape ecology Access the webinar here: https://bit.ly/JoinGIAPseminarNo registration required. Hosted in Microsoft Teams (no Microsoft/Teams account…
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An unknown settlement revealed: a Greek newspaper echoes our Grevena project results

Picture of a Late Antiquity cist grave in Grevena. Picture by Merkouris Georgiadis (GIAP). The international Greek newspaper Kathimeriní recently published an article echoing the first results of the five-year research program in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Grevena and GIAP-ICAC, entitled “Archaeological Program of Grevena”, which began in 2021. From GIAP-ICAC’s side, the project is…
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Next GIAP Seminar : ‘Continuities and Innovations in Agriculture and Plant Processing in NW Mediterranean during the 1st millennium BC’

Join us in the third 2022 GIAP Seminar! April 28th 2022, 18-19h CET ‘Continuities and Innovations in Agriculture and Plant Processing in NW Mediterranean during the 1st millennium BC’ Prof. Natalia Alonso MartínezProfessor of Prehistory at University of Lleida Keywords: Agriculture, Archaeobotany, Iron Age, Iberian Culture, Technological innovations Access the webinar here: https://bit.ly/JoinGIAPseminarNo registration required.…
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Next GIAP Seminar: ‘The Inner Ionian Archipelago research: towards a hybrid island archaeology’

Join us in the first 2022 GIAP Seminar! February 24th 18-19h CET The Inner Ionian Archipelago research: towards a hybrid island archaeology Prof. Nena GalanidouProfessor of Prehistoric Archaeology at University of Crete Keywords: Ionian Sea; Island archaeology; Palaeolithic; Landscape Archaeology; Continental Shelf Prehistoric Research; Intensive surface survey; Early Seafaring; Neanderthals; Karstic landscapes Access the webinar…
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Presenting our latest research in Greece at the 41st International Mediterranean Survey Workshop

In the picture: M. Georgiadis and G. Apostolou getting ready for the talks. GIAP researchers Merkourios Georgiadis and Giannis Apostolou present our latest research in Greece, including results from this summer’s campaigns, at the 41st IMSW meeting. As presented by the organisers: “The 41st hybrid IMSW meeting will take place at the Paul Valéry University – Montpellier…
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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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