Location: Argos, Greece
The Western Argolid Regional Project is an interdisciplinary archaeological survey along the Inachos river, west of the city of Argos in southern Greece. 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.
Period(s) of Occupation: Prehistoric to Modern
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 6 weeks
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.