Eastern Korinthia Survey

The Eastern Korinthia Archaeological Survey is an interdisciplinary regional survey of the Isthmian territory of Corinth, Greece, carried out between 1997 and 2003, with study seasons from 2004 to the present.  The intensive survey focused on the Corinthian Isthmus between Corinth, the Pan-hellenic Sanctuary at Isthmia, and ancient Kenchreai, but survey work was also carried out in parts of the southeastern territory as well.  The project was an outgrowth of previous investigations in the eastern territory and led to subsequent archaeological investigations of sites and microregions of the eastern territory, such as the Saronic Harbors Archaeological Research Project, the documentation of the towers at Ano Vayia (pdf), and the investigation of the modern settlement at Lakka Skoutara.

Map of Eastern Korinthia Archaeological Survey Units on Isthmus of Corinth

The EKAS material has been published in the journals Antiquity (2005), Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology (2006), International Journal of Historical Archaeology (2010), and Hesperia (2006, 2007, 2010).  A general introduction to the project, including its scope, objectives, and methods, can be found in Tartaron et al. “The Eastern Korinthia Archaeological Survey: Integrated Methods for a Dynamic Landscape (PDF)”  See the publications link for an annotated guide to papers and publications.  See also the Eastern Korinthia Survey blog category for the most recent activities including conference papers and study seasons.

Current research plans include: 1) the publication  of the abandoned early modern settlement of Lakka Skoutara in the southeast Corinthia, 2) the continued study of the site called Kromna, and 3) digitization of the archaeological records from the survey.