AIGIALEIA survey - 2007
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Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene; Ministry of Culture (ΛΘ' ΕΠΚΑ); Centre for Greek and Roman Antiquity, National Research Foundation
Aigialeia. A. Pontrandolfo (SAIA/Salerno) reports on the 6th season of surface survey conducted in collaboration with M. Petropoulos (Director, ΛΘ' ΕΠΚΑ) and the KERA/EIE (Centre for Greek and Roman Antiquity, National Research Foundation).
Activity focused on the area around the villages of Ambelokipi and Vella, on the left slope of the Krios, and on the village of Monastiri on the right bank. Extensive research across the entire territory was added to the systematic survey. Its aims were: the location of natural water sources (useful indicators to define areas which lend themselves to stable occupation); research on routes of communication within the valley and with surrounding valleys, and on the crossing points over the Krios, in order to reconstruct routes which could plausibly follow in part the anc. road network; reconstruction of population trends in that portion of the villages belonging to the demos of Aigira located in the Krios valley; research into the plant species growing in the valley and the crops cultivated. In parallel, research proceeded on the material recovered in previous years in the area of Kasaneva-Devinou.
Unpublished field report, SAIA.
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