Landscape Archaeology in Southern Epirus, Greece, Volume 1
James Wiseman, Kōnstantinos L. Zachos
ASCSA, 2003 - History - 292 pages
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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THE NIKOPOLIS PROJECT CONCEPT AIMS AND ORGANIZATION
THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY SAMPLING STRATEGIES AND FIELD METHODS
THE EARLY STONE AGE OF THE NOMOS OF PREVEZA LANDSCAPE AND SETTLEMENT
EARLY UPPER PALAEOLITHIC SPILAION AN ARTIFACTRICH SURFACE SITE
THE COASTAL EVOLUTION OF THE AMBRACIAN EMBAYMENT AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO ARCHAEOLOGICAL SETTINGS
Acheron River Acherousian lake activity alluvial Ambracian embayment Ambracian Gulf Ammoudia Andel archaeological Asprochaliko assemblages Aurignacian Ayia Bailey basin bedrock blades blocky Bt horizon channel clay coastal plain core cross section Dakaris delta top deposits Early Palaeolithic end scrapers environments Ephoreia Epirus erosion excavation Figure findspots flint flintknapping floodplain geologic glacial Glykys Limen gray Greece Higgs Holocene intensive survey interglacial Ionian Sea karst Kastro Kastro Rogon Kokkinopilos kyr b.p. lagoonal landscape layer limestone lithic artifacts located Louros River loutsa lower Acheron valley maps marine marsh masl Mesolithic microfossils Middle Palaeolithic Mousterian Nikopolis Nikopolis Project Ormos Vathy paleosol pattern peat pebble period Phanari Bay Pleistocene Preveza radiocarbon date redbeds redeposited terra rossa region relative sea level Runnels sample sand scatter sediments sequence shoreline silt site/scatter spatial Spilaion stratigraphic surface swamp tectonic terra rossa thick tion topographic tract unit Upper Palaeolithic western Epirus Wiseman