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:
- Corinth Excavations: Website for the American School of Classical Studies Excavations at Corinth.
- University of Chicago Excavations at Isthmia – The Panhellenic Sanctuary:Website devoted to the archaeological investigation of the Panhellenic Sanctuary at Isthmia as well as the Rachi Settlement, sponsored by the University of Chicago.
- OSU Excavations at Isthmia – The Roman Bath: Website devoted to the archaeological investigation of the Roman Bath, Byzantine Fortress and Hexamilion Wall, and East Field settlement at Isthmia, sponsored by The Ohio State University.
- Corinth Computer Project (1988-2009): A topographic survey of the urban center of Corinth and its territory, including recording of patterns of centuriation in the Roman period.
- Kenchreai Cemetery Project & Kenchreai Excavation (2002-Present):Archaeological investigations, including the Kenchreai Excavations, of an extensive cemetery north of Kenchreia, Corinth’s eastern port.
- Nemea Valley Archaeological Project (1980s-Present): Diachronic regional survey of the Nemea Valley, carried out in the 1980s and continuing to be analyzed.
- Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology: University of California Excavations at Nemea.
- Saronic Harbors Archaeological Research Project (2007-Present): Diachronic investigation of the Saronic coast of the southern Corinthia, with an emphasis on the Mycenaean harbor town of Kalamianos near Korphos.
- Sikyon Survey Project (2004-Present): An urban survey of the polis center of Sikyon
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.”