Archaeology Projects

Archaeological research in the modern administrative unit of the Corinthia is an ongoing endeavor and consists of numerous research projects carried out by Greeks and foreign archaeologists, including rescue excavations by the Greek Archaeological Service, systematic excavation projects at Corinth, Kenchreai, Isthmia, and Nemea (among others), regional surface surveys of the Isthmus, eastern Corinthia, Sikyonia, and Nemea Valley, remote sensing surveys of buried remains, and studies of land patterns from topography and aerial photograph.  This section devotes space to the work of the Eastern Korinthia Archaeological Survey.  Other important projects carried out by academic institutions and organizations in the Corinthia include:

These and other projects have produced millions of artifacts over the last century and uncovered a myriad of architectural remains.  Unsurprisingly, then, the study (and restudy) of finds and sites remains the predominant kind of archaeological work carried out in the Corinthia today.  The publications of these finds have appeared as articles in various journals (e.g., Archaeologikon Deltion, Hesperia, American Journal of Archaeology), archaeological reports series (e.g., Corinth, Kenchreai, Isthmia, Excavations at Nemea), and monographs.  The bibliography is enormous and cannot be included here.

This site has attempted to remain up to date with archaeological publications and conferences during the last few years (2010-2012) although the geographic bias has been toward Corinth’s ancient territory, which did not include the Nemea Valley or Sicyonia. A bibliography of these recent archaeological publications is available under the site’s bibliography tab.  Publications during the year appear in the “Corinthian Scholarship (Monthly)” category of the blog; these are then collected at the end of the year.  Feel free to send additional references to “corinthianmatters” at “gmail.com.”

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