Landscape Archaeology in Southern Epirus, Greece, Volume 1

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James Wiseman, Kōnstantinos L. Zachos
ASCSA, 2003 - History - 292 pages
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The first in an anticipated two-volume set presents the results of the Nikopolis Project that was conducted between 1991 and 1996; the first large-scale, systematic survey in this region of Greece. The project employed intensive archaeological survey and geological investigations to determine patterns of human activity and changes to the landscape, from earliest times through the medieval period. The volume contains an overview of the project, a discussion of the survey methodology employed, the results of a separate Palaeolithic survey and a spatial analysis of the finds at a remarkable Upper Palaeolithic site, and geomorphological studies of both the Ambracian Gulf and the lower Acheron River Valley. The results add to the growing body of survey data from Greece and show the utility of an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the past.
 

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Contents

THE NIKOPOLIS PROJECT CONCEPT AIMS AND ORGANIZATION
1
THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY SAMPLING STRATEGIES AND FIELD METHODS
23
THE EARLY STONE AGE OF THE NOMOS OF PREVEZA LANDSCAPE AND SETTLEMENT
47
EARLY UPPER PALAEOLITHIC SPILAION AN ARTIFACTRICH SURFACE SITE
135
THE COASTAL EVOLUTION OF THE AMBRACIAN EMBAYMENT AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO ARCHAEOLOGICAL SETTINGS
157
THE LOWER ACHERON RIVER VALLEY ANCIENT ACCOUNTS AND THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE
199
SUMMARY OBSERVATIONS
265
References
269
Index
283
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James R Wiseman is Director of the Center for Archaeological Studies and Professor of Archaeology, Art History, and Classics at Boston University, USA. He is a Founding Editor of the Journal of Field Archaeology. Kostas Zachos is a member of the Greek Archaeological Service (12th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, Ioannina).

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