Location: Pieria,, Greece
The Ancient Methone Archaeological Project aims to explore the dynamics of landscape and landscape change, with a focus on sea level changes and related shoreline shifts. Integrated geophysical and geomorphological investigations are aimed at reconstructing the palaeoshoreline that defines the precise location and extent of the port of ancient Methone. Identifying the location of the port will provide crucial information that will help guide and focus plans for the broader study of the Haliakmon Delta – a key geographical elements linking riverine and coastline transport/communication routes to regional models of landscape evolution. In addition, complimentary excavations planned for 2014 are aimed at exploring Methone’s early marketplace—the earliest surviving agora in the Greek world—and the important metal, glass, clay, stone, and bone/ivory production locales uncovered at the site since 2003.
Period(s) of Occupation: Late Neolithic through Hellenistic Periods
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: Full program
Room and Board Arrangements
Students share accommodation with team members at two local hotels in double or triple rooms (equipped with sheets, towels, bath, kitchenette, AC, TV). Breakfast supplies are provided for each room; lunch and dinner 5 days a week, and lunch on Saturdays, are arranged at two local restaurants. One hotel includes an office space for computers, scanners, printers, and a washing machine.
All meals will be communal events and will provide plenty of nutritious but basic food in the tradition of local cuisine. The daily diet of food in Greece is rich in fresh vegetables and fruits, and local seafood. However, specialized diets (vegan, kosher, gluten-free, etc.) may be difficult to satisfy in daily menus.