Western Argolid Regional Project

This listing expired on May 1, 2014. Please contact sarah.a.james@colorado.edu for any updated information.

Western Argolid Plain

Location: Argos, Greece

Season Dates: May 31, 2014 - July 14, 2014
Application Deadline: January 15, 2014

Website: http://westernargolid.org

Program Type
Field school
Staff position

Affiliation: University of Toronto, University of Colorado Boulder, and Wilfrid Laurier University

Project Director: Sarah James (University of Colorado Boulder), Dimitri Nakassis (University of Toronto), and Scott Gallimore (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Project Description

The Western Argolid Regional Project is an interdisciplinary archaeological survey along the Inachos river, west of the Greek city of Argos. We will conduct an intensive pedestrian survey of this 30 square km area that includes the known archaeological sites of the polis of Orneai, Mycenaean chamber tombs, and fortifications of the Roman, Medieval, and Ottoman periods, as well as an extensive system of ancient roads and passes.  Among the project’s aims are (a) to understand the settlement dynamics of Argos, an important center in virtually all periods of Greek history but whose hinterland is scarcely understood, and (b) to detect the networks that connected the micro-regions of the western Argolid to each other and to neighboring valleys in the northeastern Peloponnese. There is a field school component for credit-seeking students and opportunities for undergraduate and graduate student volunteers and for qualified graduate students as staff. 

Period(s) of Occupation: Prehistoric to Modern

Project Size: 25-49 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 6.5 weeks

Experience Required: No experience is required for volunteers. Experienced graduate students may apply as team leaders.

Room and Board Arrangements

Project members will stay in double accommodations in one of three apartment hotels in the village of Myloi on the Gulf of Argos.  Each apartment has a private bath, a balcony, a kitchenette, a television, wireless internet, and laundry facilities. Most meals will be provided on work days, including group dinners in local seaside restaurants. 

Cost: $900-1100/week (credit); $800/week (volunteers) plus airfare

Academic Credit
Name of institution offering credit: University of Colorado Boulder
Number of credits offered: 6
Tuition: $5600 (in-state), $6600 (out-of-state including Canada)

Contact Information
Sarah James
Department of Classics, University of Colorado Boulder, UCB 248
Boulder, CO 80304

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