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FIELD PROJECTS, RESEARCH REPORTS

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Atskouri Excavations
The Joint Georgian-Canadian Samtskhe Archaeological Expedition is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Archaeological Research Centre of the Georgian Academy of Sciences. Excavations have been conducted from 1993 to 1997 within the village of Atskouri, located on the upper course of the Mtkvari river - better known by its Russian name of Kura - which flows down from the Armenian plateau towards the Caspian Sea. The area lay
close to the Black Sea, about 100 km away as the crow flies, from which it is separated by a segmented mountain range.

Anglo-American Project at Pompeii
Focused on examining the early occupation of Pompeii and how the city developed and changed over the course of its history. The project centers on Insula 1 of Regio VI, which is located just inside of the Herculaneum gateway and contains the House of the Surgeon, generally considered to be one of the oldest houses in the city.

Archeodonum SA

The Australian Expedition to Pella in Jordan
Pella (Tabaqat Fahl) is located in the eastern foothills of the Jordan valley, some 90 kilometres northwest of Amman. Although the Pella region shows signs of human occupation extending back some half a million years, the main focus of recent expeditions has been occupation on and around the main tell, where a nearly continuous sequence can be obtained from modern times back to the Neolithic period, some eight and a half thousand years ago. Pella provides a unique opportunity to study changes in the way people have interacted with their landscape over an extended period of time, and to chart the ebb and flow of major civilisations in northern Jordan.

Catalhöyük
This Web site is designed for those interested in the ongoing excavations at Çatalhöyük, a Neolithic Anatolian Tell. Its aim is to provide information about the activities of the Project and of the different aspects of the research being conducted at Çatalhöyük.

Chianciano Terme

The Christian Catacombs of Rome

Combined Caesarea Excavations
Caesarea Maritima was founded by King Herod between 22 and 10 B.C. and it served as the main port and administrative capital of Herod's kingdom. Caesarea was the headquarters city for the ancient Roman domination of Palestine, and as such it was the site from which Pontius Pilate ruled, where the Apostle Paul was imprisoned, and where the famous Jewish Revolt of the first century A.D. began.

Conimbriga: A Roman Town in Portugal

Constantinople Home Page
The Constantinople Home Page is intended to provide information on recent developments concerning the Byzantine antiquities of Istanbul, based on personal observations, information from Turkish colleagues, newspaper accounts, and recent publications.

Corinth Computer Project
Reconstructing the city plan and landscape of Roman Corinth.

The Cornell Halai East Lokris Project
This archaeological project is centered on ancient Halai (modern Theologos) in Greece.

Egyptological Fieldwork Directory

Eleusis Archaeological Project

Excavaciones en la ciudad romana de Arva (Alcolea del Río, Sevilla)

GABII: un progetto di valorizzazione e di recupero archeologico attraverso l'impresa sociale

Hacimusalar Excavations in Northern Lycia (Elmali Region)
Excavations on the mound of Hacimusalar, 20 kms. south of Elmali in the central Lycian plateau, have been carried out for four
seasons since 1994. The project is under the direction of Ilknur Ozgen, Chair of the Department of Archaeology and History of Art,
Bilkent University.

History of Sardinia

Islamic Architecture in Isfahan
Isfahan (pron. esfahaan) has been designated by UNESCO as a world heritage. It contains a wide range of Islamic Architectural styles ranging from the 11th century (C.E.) to the 19th. This archive contains photographs and descriptions of some of the most interesting and unusual ones.

Izmir Excavations and Research Project (IRERP)
Excavations at Liman Tepe, Bakla Tepe and Panaztepe.

Jarash
Jerash is perhaps the best preserved and most complete provincial Roman city anywhere in the world. To walk through the ancient city is to step back into the world of the 2nd Century AD provincial cities along the southeastern frontier of the Roman Empire. Jerash is the most spectacular of these cities, ten of which were loosely allied in an association of cities called the Decapolis.

Kerkenes Dagi Project

Kinet Hoyuk - Dortyol, Antakya Excavations
Kinet Hoyuk, eastern Cilicia's largest mound, is located ca. 30 km north of Iskenderun in the Turkish Hatay, and 500 m inland from
the Mediterranean coast. The site has long been identified by scholars with the classical port of Issos, in the plain where Alexander
the Great defeated Darius III in 333 B.C. Earlier, Kinet may have been the Phoenician harbor Sissu, and in Hittite times Zise. A
Bilkent University project began here with a regional survey in 1991, and preliminary soundings on the Kinet mound in 1992, in
cooperation with the Hatay Museum. Full excavation seasons were conducted in 1993-1997, and a study season in 1996. The
project is directed by Marie-Henriette Gates.

The Korinthia Regional Research Consortium
R
esearch interests range chronologically from the prehistoric to the present, and focus on diverse areas including art, architecture, popular culture, agriculture, topology, environmental studies, geomorphology, and religion. This Web Site serves as a central communication area and data repository for KRRC.

Late Roman Delphi
Something that most people ignore is that the town of Delphi continued its life until the first quarter of the 7th century AD, despite the decline of the pagan worship and the ban of the oracle consultation.

Leptiminus Archaeological Project, Tunisia

The Marki Project, Cyprus
One of the most important periods in the long history of Cyprus is between about 2,500 and 2,000 BC. During this time - the Early Bronze Age - there were major changes in many aspects of daily life and technology which set in place social and economic systems which lasted for nearly one thousand years and provided the foundations on which later, more complex society developed.

Midea - The 1995 Excavations of the Megaron
The megaron-complex was found to continue further to the south beyond the area with the altar or platform found in 1994. The complex now measures more than twenty meters in length. A relatively large room, built in LH IIIB was discovered opposite the entrance and south of the area with the platform, and a niche of the same type as the one containing the sword pommels was found in the east wall. The floor of the niche had been paved twice with flat stones in connection with a LH IIIB and a LH IIIC building phase. Two later rooms had been built above the eastern part of the LH IIIB room after the earthquake which damaged the megaron c. 1200 B.C.

Minnesota Archaeological Researches in the Western Peloponnese
The University of Minnesota has a proud tradition of involvement in Greek archaeology. From the l950s to the 1970s, Professor William MacDonald and the Minnesota Messenia Expedition, with campaigns of field survey and excavations, made pioneering contributions to the study of the Bronze Age in the Peloponnesos. In the early 1980s, Professor Carl Sheppard excavated the Frankish cathedal at Andravida, built in the Gothic style of the early 13th century. For nearly a decade, however, this tradidon was interrupted.

Mochlos Excavation Project, Crete
This web site is map oriented, visually stimulating, and user friendly. The majority of text provided is taken directly from recent Hesperia publications, allowing persons unfamiliar with this academic journal access to the more in-depth and scholarly information which it provides

Mount OF AMPHORAE - The Mount Testaccio in Rome

Mt. Castellare Archaeological Dig

Nea Paphos Hellenistic Theatre Excavation
A team from the University of Sydney has been excavating at the site of the ancient theatre at Paphos in western Cyprus since 1995. Situated a short way up the coast from the legendary birthplace of the goddess of love, Aphrodite, the city of Paphos was founded on the site of a small earlier settlement in the later part of the fourth century BC. It soon became the capital of the island and the major regional trading port under the Ptolemies of Alexandria in Egypt who included Cyprus as part of their empire. There are many signs of their influence both in excavated finds and in architectural styles in the so-called Tombs of the Kings, the nearby cemetery apparently reserved for important officials.

Nemea Valley Archaeological Project
The Nemea Valley Archaeological Project Archaeological Survey Internet Edition. This site contains the currently available on-line resources of the Nemea Valley Archaeological Project, Archaeological Survey (NVAP-AS).

The Newstead Research Project
The Newstead Research Project is investigating the region surrounding the Roman fort of Trimontium near Newstead, on the River Tweed in the Borders region of southern Scotland. Field research has concentrated both on the Roman military complex of Trimontium itself and on the Iron Age settlement sites in the surrounding region.

Ognina - Underwater archaeological survey of Sicily

The Ohio State Excavations at Isthmia
Modern excavation at Isthmia began in 1952 under the direction of Oscar Broneer of the University of Chicago, and Paul A. Clement of UCLA continued exploration at Isthmia beginning in 1967. In 1987 Timothy E. Gregory was named to succeed Professor Clement as Director at Isthmia, and Ohio State University undertook sponsorship of the excavation. The University of Chicago continues its program of research under the direction of Professor Elizabeth R. Gebhard.

L'Oppidum de Bramefan (commune de Puyloubier, Bouches-du-Rhône)

The Oriental Institute Project Reports

Ostia: Harbour of Ancient Rome

Palace of Diocletian at Split
A Unique Structure from the Later Roman Empire.

Petra
The jewel of South Jordan is Petra, the unique, 2,000-year-old rock-carved city, the pink and salmon coloured capital of the Nabataean Arabs. Petra is always breath-taking, never to be forgotten. It flourished for over 400 years around the time of Rome and Christ, until it was occupied by the Roman legions of the Emperor Trajan in 106 AD.

Pompeii Forum Project
The Pompeii Forum Project is a collaborative venture that focuses on the urban center of Pompeii. (The forum at any Roman town was the urban center housing the town's main religious, civic, and commercial institutions.) There are three components to the project: documentation of standing remains; archaeological analysis; and urban study that seeks a) to interpret the developments at Pompeii in the broader context of urban history and b) to identify at Pompeii recurring patterns of urban evolution that can be applied to contemporary issues in American urbanism.

Pompeii from Tulane
This document is part of Professor Barbette Spaeth's Hypercard stack on Pompeii. Eventually, the full Hypercard stack will be converted to this format for delivery over Tulane's Campus network to students taking Pompeii:Roman Society and Culture in Microcosm.

Pylos Regional Archaeological Project
The Pylos Regional Archaeological Project Internet Edition. This site contains the currently available on-line resources of the Pylos Regional Archaeological Project (PRAP). PRAP is a multi-disciplinary, diachronic archaeological expedition formally organized in 1990 to investigate the history of prehistoric and historic settlement and land use in western Messenia in Greece, in an area centered on the Bronze Age administrative center known as Palace of Nestor.

The Riu Mannu Regional Archaeological Project
This site contains the current on-line resources of the Riu Mannu Project carried out by Leiden University, the Netherlands, in west central Sardinia, Italy.

The Roman Gask Project
A long term research programme to study the Roman Frontier works on and around the Gask Ridge in Perthshire, Scotland. The Gask Ridge system is the earliest Roman frontier in Britain, built in the 80's AD, 40 years before Hadrian's Wall and 60 years before the Antonine Wall.

Shikhin, Israel
The Location and Identification of Ancient Shikhin (Asochis). This version of this article, made available on the World Wide Web on an experimental basis, is a minor revision of a two-part article entitled "Excavations at Sepphoris: The Location and Identification of Shikhin," which has appeared in the Israel Exploration Journal, 44, 3-4 (1994), pp. 216-227, and 45, 2-3 (1995), pp. 171-187.

SMU Excavations at Poggio Colla (Tuscany, Italy)The present excavations at Poggio Colla (Tuscany, Italy) began in the summer of 1995 under the overall direction of Gregory Warden, Southern Methodist University, and Susan Kane, Oberlin College. The excavations have revealed an Etruscan settlement that dates from the seventh to the third century BC. The hilltop settlement, now called Poggio Colla, was surrounded by monumental fortification walls and included a large temple.

Southern Temple Excavations at Petra, Jordan (Brown University)
A major objective of the excavation is to ascertain the original ground plan of the temple and its surrounding sacred precinct, and beyond this, it is to analyze the site within its context. The inhabitants of Petra created a large and complex temple area that reflected the city's political and architectural character, and the goal of research is to understand how the Southern Temple functioned both as an independent unit and as an integral part of the city organism.

The Step Pyramid Complex of Djoser
The Step Pyramid Complex of Djoser (also spelled Zozer) was built during the Third Dynasty (ca. 2800 B.C.) in what is now Saqqara, Egypt. Djoser's Step Pyramid is generally considered the first tomb in Egypt to be built entirely of stone.

Tel Hazor, Israel

Tel Rehov
The Beth Shean Valley Archaeological Project.

Tell Tuneinir, Syria
Michael Fuller and Neathery Fuller, St. Louis Community College (SLCC) report on the 1987-1997 campaigns at Tell Tuneinir, Syria. Rescue excavations have been conducted in ten different areas of the site. Research objectives include the definition of the city's Islamic Period commercial structures, identification of features related to the church and monastery used by a Syriac speaking congregation, and investigation of various pre-Islamic strata.

Tusculum: Proyecto de investigación
El proyecto Tusculum es un proyecto de investigación arqueológica en el que colaboran diversas instituciones españolas e italianas. Tiene como objetivo el estudio científico y la recuperación de una de las zonas monumentales de este antiquissimum municipium del Lacio: el teatro y la gran plaza anexa, identificada como el foro de la ciudad.

University of Melbourne Northeastern Turkey Archaeological Project
The University of Melbourne North Eastern Turkey Project commenced in 1988 and has continued each summer under the direction of Dr Antonio Sagona. The first task undertaken by the team involved extensive field survey of the Bayburt plain, which lies in the rugged highland region of North East Anatolia (map 1). Excavations were then carried out at Boyuktepe Hoyuk, a site which lies near the village of Ciftetas in the Bayburt province, in 1990, 1991 and 1992. 1994 saw the first season of excavations in Erzurum province at the site of Sos Hoyuk in the modern village of Yigittasi.

University of Michigan/University of Asiut Project in the Eastern Desert of Egypt
Report of the University of Michigan/University of Asiut Project to the Egyptian Antiquities Organization. December 1993

University of South Florida Excavations at Sepphoris, Israel: 1993, 1994, the glass from Sepphoris.

Valeria Archaeological Survey Project
The period 400 - 1000 A.D. has often been referred to as "the birth struggle of Europe", and rightly so. These crucial centuries witnessed the arrival of many of the peoples that today represent the eclectic mix of ethnic groups comprising modern Europe. During this tumultuous era, the political and sociocultural face of Europe was transformed both by the dissolution of Roman political administration in the West and by the formation of new cultural identities. The Valeria Archaeological Survey Project is engaged in multidisciplinary research designed to shed light upon this "dark age" of European ethnogenesis .

Volubilis - Morocco: Pomp and Grandeur on the edge of the Roman world

Wadi Araba Archaeological Research Project
(WAARP) seeks to advance knowledge of the cultural environment of Wadi Araba for all historic and prehistoric periods, and to encourage and promote the economic development of Wadi Araba without violating or jeopardizing its cultural landscape.

Williams College Excavations at Psalmodi, France
From 1970 to 1989 Williams College sponsored excavations and study at the abandoned monastery Benedictine Monastery of Saints Peter and Pail at Psalmodi in Eastern Languedoc, France.

The Wroxeter Hinterland Project
A 3-year regional archaeological project, started in September 1994 and funded jointly by the University of Birmingham and the Leverhulme Trust, the Wroxeter Hinterland Project aims to study rural-urban relationships between the Roman town of Viroconium Cornoviorum (present-day Wroxeter, near Shrewsbury, county Shropshire) and its social and economic hinterland from the Later Pre-Roman Iron Age to the sub-Roman period, centering on processes of Romanisation.

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