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General Information

ID (CGMA ID):
AL360
Project Name:
The Durrės Regional Archaeological Project (DRAP)
Project Description:
"In the Spring of 2001 the hilly uplands immediately northwest of the modern city of Durrės were for the first time investigated using the techniques of intensive surface survey. In total, an area of six square kilometers was explored and twenty-nine sites were defined, most of them new. Remains of Greek antiquity were plentiful and include unpublished inscriptions and graves. One site may be the location of a previously unknown Archaic temple." -Davis et al p. 41
Project Websites:

Project Sponsors:
International Center of Albanian Archaeology in Ti
Packered Humanities Insitute
Dates of Operation:
From: 2001     To: 2001
Project Languages:
English
Metadata Sources:
Davis et al 2003

Geographical Data

Zone:
Western Mediterranean
Country:
Albania
Province:
Durres
Location:
Durrės
Ancient Regions:
Dyrrhachium
Illyricum

Principal Investigators

Investigator Name:
Jack L. Davis
Address:
Department of Classics CIncinnati, OH 45221
E-mail:
jack.davis@uc.edu
Phone / Fax:
Investigator Name:
Afrim Hoti
Address:
E-mail:
m_a_durres@yahoo.com
Phone / Fax:
Investigator Name:
Iris Pojani
Address:
E-mail:
ipojani@albaniaonline.net
Phone / Fax:
Investigator Name:
Sharon R. Stocker
Address:
Department of Classics CIncinnati, OH 45221
E-mail:
stockesr@uc.edu
Phone / Fax:
Investigator Name:
Aaron D. Wolpert
Address:
Department of Classics CIncinnati, OH 45221
E-mail:
aaron_wolpert@hotmail.com
Phone / Fax:
Investigator Name:
Phoebe E. Acheson
Address:
Department of Classics CIncinnati, OH 45221
E-mail:
achesope@email.uc.edu
Phone / Fax:
Investigator Name:
John W. Hayes
Address:
36 Beaumont Street Oxford, OX1 2PG England
E-mail:
Phone / Fax:

Project Map

Elevation Range:
Minimum: 0
Maximum: 80
Project Area:
Map Data Source:
Google™ Earth File:
Project Location:
None
Project Vertices:

Chronological Coverage

Period:
Graeco-Roman Period
Years:
From:     To:

Methodology

Approach:
Extensive
Intensive
Systematic
Non-Systematic
Site Survey
Siteless Survey
Diachronic
Temporally Bounded
Spatial Sampling (off-site):
Full Coverage
Random Sample
Stratified Random Sample
Deliberate Sample
Fieldwalker Spacing
 (average width = 15  m)
No Regular Fieldwalking
Artifact Collection:
Total
Sample
Diagnostic
Grab
Click
Pick
Counting
Weighing
Collection Unit:
Tract   ( m x m)
Modern Field
Site
Transect
Structure
Scatter/Artifact
Geolocation:
Basemap more detailed than 1:10K
GPS Uncorrected
Basemap 1:10K to 1:50K
GPS Differentially Corrected
Basemap less detailed than 1:50K
GIS
Other:

Special Studies

Artifacts:
Architecture
Ceramics
Lithics
Coins
Metal
Glass
Terracotta
epigraphy
Iconography
Environment:
Geology
Geomorphology
Soil Studies
Stone/Mineral Resources
Hydrology
Climatology
Paleobotany
Dendrochronology
Faunal Osteology
Agriculture
People:
Ritual Studies
Mortuary Studies
Population Data
Ethnography/Ethnology
Written Resources
Cultural Resource Management
Remote Sensing:
Satellite Imagery
Aerial Photography
Geoprospection
Other:
Primary Questions:
Excavation:
NO

Environmental Parameters

Geology:
 Igneous
 Metamorphic
 Sedimentary
Geology Other:
Topography:
 Alluvial Plain
 Coastal Plain
 Continental Plain
 Delta
 Desert
 Gorge
 Hills
 Island
 Isthmus
 Lakeshore
 Mountains
 Peninsula
 Plateau
 River Valley
 Steppe
 Underwater
 Upland Basin
 Urban
 Wadi/Oued
 Wetlands
Topography Other:
HIgh coastal ridge; marsh
Climate:
 Climatic Altitudes of Mountains
 Dry-summer Mediterranean
 Dry-summer Steppe
 Highly Oceanic
 Humid and warm summer
 Humid Steppe
 Oceanic
 Permanently Humid
 Semi-desert and Desert
 Steppe
 Sub-Oceanic
 Tropical Semi-desert and Desert
Climate Other:

Bibliography

Entry 1:
Davis, Jack; Hoti, Afrim; Pojani, Iris; Stocker, Sahron; Wolpert, Aaron (2003), "The Durrės Regional Archaeological Project: Archaeological Survey in the Territory of Epidamnus/Dyrrachium in Albania", Hesperia, 72, 41-119




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