Location: Argos, Greece
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
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 6.5 weeks
Room and Board Arrangements