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Archaeological surface survey in Middle Kalamas of Thesprotia.
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by Archaeology Newsroom

Middle Kalamas Archaeology Project

Georgia Kourtessi-Philippakis

The “Middle Kalamas Archaeology Project” in Thesprotia was carried out during the years 2011-2015 under the directorship of the speaker with the collaboration of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Thesprotia, the French School of Athens and the Universities of Geneva and Tübingen.

It set out firstly to undertake a study of the paleoenvironment and human presence in the northern part of Thesprotia, an area hitherto largely unstudied. Secondly, it aims to familiarise the students of the Archaeology Department of the University of Athens (Greece) in the methodology of surface survey and data management.

The results will be presented by Georgia Kourtessi-Philippakis (Associate Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology, University of Athens, Greece) on Friday, October 9, at 7.00 p.m., at the Swedish Institute at Athens (Mitseon 9, Athens, Acropolis metro station).

As Mrs. Kourtessi-Philippakis  points out: “The research followed a geoarchaeological approach, linking closely the identification and interpretation of archaeological finds with the systematic study of the relief and geomorphological dynamics. During this five year project a number of new archaeological sites spanning the Palaeolithic to the end of Late Antiquity and beyond were discovered. This has allowed to further enrich the archaeological map of the area and to contribute to the reformulation and discussion of issues raised by previous research projects in Epirus.”

The lecture is part of the Aegeus Lectures series, organized by “Aegeus — Society for Aegean Prehistory” and the Swedish Institute at Athens.