Almost exactly 100 years after Wilhelm Dörpfeld’s excavations at the site of Kakovatos, on the west coast of the Peloponnese, renewed fieldwork began in 2009. Dr Birgitta Eder (Austrian Academy of Sciences) will give a lecture on “Kakovatos in Triphylia: rise and fall of an Early Mycenaean site” at the 5th meeting of the Mycenaean Seminar.
“The current project explores the Early Mycenaean habitation site and the associated group of three tholos tombs,” Dr Eder explains in the abstract of her paper. “Judging by the grave goods in the tholos tombs, the site appears well integrated, as regards the Early Mycenaean elite networks of the Peloponnese, and particularly the contemporary Messenian sites. The lecture discusses the historical development of the site of Kakovatos until its destruction in the LHIIB period”.
The lecture will be held in English.
The Organising Committee: Nagia Polychronakou-Sgouritsa, Iphiyenia Tournavitou, Emilia Banou