Eastern Korinthia Archaeological Survey

Scholarship of the Eastern Korinthia Archaeological Survey

This is a complete annotated list of publications that uses EKAS data through November 2010, and a partial list of presentations.  For more recent work and scholarship in the pipeline, see the Eastern Korinthia Survey  category of this blog, or the Corinth category of Bill Caraher’s New Archaeology of the Mediterranean World blog.

Caraher, W.R., “The Ambivalent Landscape of Christian Corinth:  The Archaeology of Place, Theology, and Politics in a Late Antique City.”  Paper presented at the Corinth in Contrast conference, Austin, TX, October 2010. [The paper discussed the building boom in the 5th-6th century Corinthia.  This conference will be published.]

Caraher, W. R., and L. Diacopoulos. “Less than a Village: Patterns of Rural Settlement in the Landscape of the Southeastern Korinthia,” Paper, Archaeological Institute of America, San Francisco 2004.  [Paper on the early modern village site of Lakka Skoutara.  A more recent version of this research appeared in Caraher et al. 2009, and is currently being prepared for publication]

Caraher, W. R. and T. E. Gregory. “Fortifications of Mount Oneion, Corinthia,” Hesperia 75 (2006), 327-356.

Caraher, W.R., T.E. Gregory, D.K. Pettegrew, and L. Tzortzopoulou-Gregory, “Between Sea and Mountain: The Archaeology of a 20th Century ‘Small World’ in the Upland Basins of the Southeastern Korinthia,” Paper, Modern Greek Studies Association Biennial Symposium, Vancouver, October 2009.  [Most recent synthetic piece on the early modern village of Lakka Skoutara in the SE Corinthia.  The authors are currently preparing this piece for publication]

Caraher, W. R., D. Nakassis, and D. K. Pettegrew, “Siteless Survey and Intensive Data Collection in an Artifact-Rich Environment:  Case Studies from the Eastern Corinthia, Greece,” Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 19.1 (2006), 7-43. [Three case studies using EKAS data to show how a particular method (distributional survey) contributes to big-picture historical analysis.  Discusses the Archaic-Hellenistic site of Kromna, and Late Roman and Ottoman settlement on the isthmus.]

Caraher, W. R., D. K. Pettegrew, and S. James, “Towers and Fortifications at Vayia in the Southeast Corinthia,” Hesperia 79.3 (2010), 385-415.  [Three Late Classical-Hellenistic coastal sites from the SE Corinthia.  The authors interpret the towers, walls, and buildings as part of a fortification system designed to impede or guard invasion and local raids on Corinth’s southern territory.  Vayia (PDF Offprint) *Copyright © The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, originally published in Hesperia 79 (2010), pp. 385–415. This offprint is supplied for personal, non-commercial use only. The definitive electronic version of the article can be found here.]

Gregory, T.E., “Religion and Society in the Roman Eastern Corinthia,” in S.J. Friesen, D.N. Schowalter, and J.C. Walters (eds.), Corinth in Context: Comparative Studies on Religion and Society, Leiden 2010, 433-476. [Currently this is the best general overview of Roman-period settlement on the Isthmus as documented by EKAS.  The paper also discusses the churches on the isthmus]

—— “Contrasting Impressions of Land Use in Early Modern Greece: Kythera and the Eastern Corinthia,” in Between Venice and Istanbul: Colonial Landscapes in Early Modern Greece ca. 1500-1800 A.D., (Hesperia Supp. 40), eds. S. Davies and J. L. Davis, Princeton 2007, 169-196.  [Ottoman and Early Modern settlement]

James, S. “An Olive Press Installation from the Eastern Korinthia,” Poster for the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of Amerca, Boston 2005. [James dated the olive press to the late Hellenistic to Early Roman period.  This olive press was found at the site called Kromna.  A PDF of the poster is available here: http://bit.ly/olnq6u]

Pettegrew, D.K.  “Regional Survey and the Boom-and-Bust Countryside: Rereading the Archaeological Evidence for Episodic Abandonment in the Late Roman Corinthia,” in International Journal of Historical Archaeology, 14.2 (2010), 215-229. [A short discussion of Early to Late Roman ceramic scatters on the isthmus and excavated Roman villas in the Corinthia.  The paper argues that we need to think more about surface data contributes to discussions of Mediterranean ‘connectivity’ rather than settlement per se.]

——“The End of Ancient Corinth? Views from the Landscape,” in William R. Caraher, Linda Jones Hall, and R.Scott Moore (eds.), Archaeology and History in Medieval and Post-Medieval Greece: Studies on Method and Meaning in Honor of Timothy E. Gregory, Ashgate Press 2008, 249-266.  [This piece is a brief summary of Pettegrew’s dissertation.  It suggests that the Late Roman Corinthia indicates a vibrant late phase in the Corinthia that argues against facile views of urban discontinuity in the late 4th century AD.]

—— “Surveying the Isthmus: Patterns of Settlement in the Roman-Late Roman Corinthia,” Paper presented at the Conference, “Half a Century on the Isthmus: A Conference to Celebrate over Fifty Years of Excavation and Survey on the Isthmus of Corinth,” American School of Classical Studies, Athens, Greece, June 2007.  [This paper provides a synthesis of Early to Late Roman settlement on the Isthmus from the 1st century BC to 7th century AD.  It is currently under review as part of the publication of this conference]

—— “The Busy Countryside of Late Roman Corinth: Interpreting Ceramic Data Produced by Regional Archaeological Surveys,” Hesperia 76.4 (2007), 743-784.  [Although the explicit focus of the article is the interpretation of “explosion” in surface survey, the article discusses the ceramic material on the Isthmus for the Early Roman era, Late Roman era, and Early Medieval era.  Busy Countryside (PDF Offprint)]

—— “Corinth on the Isthmus: Studies of the End of an Ancient Landscape” (diss. Ohio State Univ.), Columbus 2006.

Rothaus, R. M., E. Reinhardt, T. Tartaron, and J. Noller. “A Geoarchaeological Approach for Understanding Prehistoric Usage of the Coastline of the Eastern Korinthia,” in METRON: Measuring the Aegean Bronze Age (Aegaeum 24), ed. K. Foster and R. Lafneur, Liège 2003, pp. 37–47.

Sarris, A. Technical Report: Geophysical Prospection Survey at Kromna-Kesimia and Perdikaria as Part of the Eastern Korinthia Archaeological Survey (EKAS-2002), Rethymnon 2003. [This report provided a summary of the geophysical survey work completed in 2002 at selected sites discovered by EKAS in previous years]

Tartaron, Thomas F., Timothy E. Gregory, Daniel J. Pullen, Jay S. Noller, Richard M. Rothaus, Joseph L. Rife, Lita Diacopoulos, Robert L. Schon, William Caraher, David Pettegrew, Dimitri Nakassis, “The Eastern Korinthia Archaeological Survey: Integrated Methods for a Dynamic Landscape,” in Hesperia 75.4 (2006), 453-523.  [This is the only synthetic EKAS article by the directors and the senior staff.  This is the place to begin to get the big picture for EKAS data.  Eastern Korinthia Survey (PDF offprint)]

Tartaron, T. F., D. J. Pullen, and J. S. Noller, “Rillenkarren at Vayia: Geomorphology and a New Class of Early Bronze Age Fortied Settlement in Southern Greece,” Antiquity 80 (2006), 145–160. [This is about a method for dating rubble walls but contributes to a discussion of  prehistoric coastal sites in the southern Corinthia]