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General Information

ID (CGMA ID):
GR156
Project Name:
Australian Paliochora-Kythera Archaeological Survey (APKAS)
Project Description:
The Australian Paliochora-Kythera Archaeological Survey (APKAS) is designed to investigate the broad question of the relationship between fortified centres and their hinterlands, testing alternative hypotheses for site location and the factors influencing occupation and abandonment of sites. The project focuses on the area surrounding the abandoned site of Paliochora (medieval Ayios Demetrios), in the north-eastern part of the island.
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Project Sponsors:

Dates of Operation:
From: 1999     To: present
Project Languages:
English
Metadata Sources:
project website

Geographical Data

Zone:
Eastern Mediterranean
Country:
Greece
Province:
Location:
northern part of Kythera Island
Ancient Regions:
Agios Demetrios

Principal Investigators

Investigator Name:
Dr. Stavros Paspalas
Address:
Zaharitsa 23, Athens 11741, Greece
E-mail:
Spas2266@mail.usyd.edu.au
Phone / Fax:
Investigator Name:
Timothy E. Gregory
Address:
Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210
E-mail:
gregory.4@osu.edu
Phone / Fax:
phone:( 614-292-1949 )
fax:( 614-292-2282 )

Project Map

Elevation Range:
Minimum: 180
Maximum: 230
Project Area:
64 km2
Map Data Source:
Project Website and Google Earth
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Chronological Coverage

Period:
Ancient (otherwise unspecified)
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Prehistoric
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Protogeometric/Archaic
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Classical/Hellenistic
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Roman
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Medieval (to 1537)
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Venetian (1537-1800)
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Medieval
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Modern
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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   (10 m x 10 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:
What was the relationship between fortified centres and their hinterlands in the Byzantine period? Were military considerations the pre-eminent concern for location and existence? Why was the site not settled until ca. AD 1000? Why was it abandoned?
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:
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:
Coroneos, C.; Diacopoulos, T.E.; Johnson, I.; Noller, J.; Paspalas, S.A.; Wilson, A. (2002), "The Australian Paliochora-Kythera Archaeological Survey: Field Seasons 1999-2000", Mediterranean Archaeology, 15, 126-143




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