Chronique des fouilles en ligne - AGO
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Knossos Roman Geophysics. Daniel Stewart (Leicester) and Jennifer Baird (Birkbeck) report on a fourth and final season of geophysical investigations at Knossos with the overall goal of providing a working knowledge of the urban layout into which excavated but largely unstudied archaeological materials from BSA excavations of Roman Knossos can be placed (Fig. 1). Four seasons of geophysical prospection suggest that there was no overarching orthogonality imposed on the city in its latest period...

Operation Type :
 Survey
Toponym :
 Knossos, Knosos, Cnossus, Cnossos, Kriti, Greece
Key-words : Basilica, Religious building, Residence, Public building
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Knossos, Gypsades. Ioanna Serpetsidaki (Ephorate of Antiquities of Herakleion), Gianna Ayala (Sheffield), Amy Bogaard (Oxford) and Eleni Hatzaki (Cincinnati) report on a mixed season of study and fieldwork on this collaborative project that seeks to investigate a neighbourhood within the southern suburbs of Minoan Knossos (Fig. 1). Study of stratigraphy, architecture and ceramics led by Hatzaki confirmed and refined the sequence of occupation observed in the 2014 and 2015 excavation seasons,...

Operation Type :
 Survey
Toponym :
 Knossos, Knosos, Cnossus, Cnossos, Kriti, Greece
Key-words : Residence, Domestic space
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Olynthos. Bettina Tsigarida (Ephorate of Antiquities of Pella), Zosia Archibald (Liverpool) and Lisa Nevett (Michigan) report on a fifth season of this collaborative project seeking to recover a uniquely detailed picture of Greek households as social and economic units, within their broader urban and regional settings (Fig. 1). Goals for the 2018 season on the North Hill were to continue investigation of house B ix 6, working towards completely revealing its final occupation phase and...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Olynthos, Miriofiton, Central Makedonia, Greece
Key-words : Bone, Plant remains, Residence, Domestic space
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Koutroulou Magoula. Nina Kyparissi-Apostolika (Director Emerita, EPSNE), Vasilis Tsamis (UCL) and Yannis Hamilakis (Brown) report on the fourth season of a second five-year programme of collaborative work on the Middle Neolithic tell site. As in 2017, the major focus was on exploration of the slope and periphery, while excavation also continued on the top of the tell (Fig. 1). Work there helped clarify questions about the use of space in different temporal moments and to understand better...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Neo Monastiri, Thessalia, Greece
Key-words : Stone, Plant remains, Tools/weapons, Hearth/Kiln/Oven
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Latest reports updated

Les travaux de nettoyage effectués en 2008 sur le site de la forteresse de Vélika ont permis de définir l’étendue du site et d’en étudier le rempart (fig. 1-2). D’une largeur de 2 m, ce dernier protège le côté Sud-Est, puisque l’accès au Nord et à l’Ouest est naturellement défendu par un cours d’eau. Deux tours de 3 x 5 m sont visibles – dont l’une à l’Est –, ainsi que les vestiges de trois autres tours. Sur le segment Est, une porte de 1,70 m de...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Velika, Thessalia, Greece
Key-words : Fortifications, Domestic space
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En 2011, les recherches de l’université de Thessalie en collaboration avec la 7e éphorie des antiquités byzantines, se sont poursuivies à l’église située à côté de la porte Nord de la forteresse. L’éphorie a poursuivi les nettoyages des structures le long du parement interne du rempart oriental (fig. 1): la totalité du tracé du rempart oriental a ainsi été mise au jour, de même que plusieurs édifices construits contre celui-ci. Ils comportent pour la plupart des...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Velika, Thessalia, Greece
Key-words : Church, Fortifications, Numismatics, Religious building
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À l’intérieur de la forteresse de Vélika, I. Varalis et S. Sdrolia (Université de Thessalie et 7e éphorie des antiquités byzantines) ont poursuivi en 2014 la fouille systématique de la basilique à trois nefs (dim. 10 x 11 m), qui constituait un centre religieux et un lieu de pèlerinage important au VIe s. apr. J.-C. En 2014, la fouille a révélé le narthex qui comporte une banquette construite, ainsi que deux pièces au Nord et au Sud de l’église, identifiées à la...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Velika, Thessalia, Greece
Key-words : Basilica, Inscription, Numismatics, Glass
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À l’intérieur de la forteresse de Vélika, I. Varalis et S. Sdrolia (Université de Thessalie et 7e éphorie des antiquités byzantines) ont poursuivi en 2015 la fouille systématique de la basilique à trois nefs (dim. 10 x 11 m) du VIe s. apr. J.-C. En 2015, on a continué le dégagement des bâtiments autour de l’église. Notamment, dans la « maison du prêtre », où l’on avait trouvé une coupe de Communion l’an passé, on a recueilli une grande quantité de...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Velika, Thessalia, Greece
Key-words : Basilica, Numismatics, Dress and personal ornament, Metal
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Reports of most recent discoveries

Kentri, Rousses.  An unlooted chamber tomb was excavated by the Ephorate of Antiquities of Lasithi in an olive grove at the site of Rousses, c. 800m NE of the village of Kentri (Fig. 1).  Its existence was revealed by a hole 1.20m in diameter and 2.5m deep (Fig. 2).  The chamber tomb was cut into the local soft, marly limestone and was approached by a vertical cutting, while the entrance was sealed with a dry-stone wall.

The interior of the tomb was divided into 3...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Rescue excavation
Toponym :
 Kendrion, Kriti, Greece
Key-words : Tomb, Cemetery
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Keros-Dhaskalio. Colin Renfrew and Michael Boyd (Cambridge/BSA) report on a fourth and final field season of this project, which has focused on the ‘Small Cyclades’, the archipelago of small islands located between Naxos, Ios and Amorgos in the south-central Cyclades. Combining survey with excavation, the project has uncovered remarkable evidence for architecture and town planning, craft activities, and the widespread import of raw materials and finished goods: the first clear evidence for...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Keros, Keria, Karos, Kereia, South Aegean, Greece
Key-words : Stone, Metal, Plant remains, Pipe/drain
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Thouria,  Ellenika.  X. Arapogianni (ASA) reports on a second season of excavation of the ancient theatre of Thouria (Fig. 1).  Revealed this season were: the circumference of the orchestra, 16.30m dia. (Fig. 2), the rainwater drain which encircled the orchestra, seats of the first row and the lower cavea, onto which had slipped from the upper parts of the theatre architectural elements and seats (Fig. 3).  A number of seats remained in situ, attesting to the monument’s...

Operation Type :
 Excavation - Research excavation
Toponym :
 Thouria, Peloponnisos, Greece
Key-words : Theatre, Architectural revetments, Stone, Entertainment venue
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Kythera Island Project. C. Broodbank (Cambridge/BSA), E. Kiriatzi (BSA Fitch Laboratory), A. Bevan (UCL/BSA) and I. Petrocheilos (Ioannina) report on a single season of investigation on the inland urban centre of ancient Kythera, now known as Paliokastro, a 2.5km2 area unavailable for investigation by the Kythera Island Project (KIP) in 1998-2001 (Fig. 1).

Excavations by Ioannis Petrocheilos documented the existence of a town there from at least...

Operation Type :
 Survey
Toponym :
 Cythère, Kythira, Kithira, Kythera, Tsirigo, Attiki, Greece
Key-words : Public building, Temple, Fortifications, Residence
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