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General Information

ID (CGMA ID):
GR315
Project Name:
The Tanagra Survey
Project Description:
The Tanagra Survey is an intensive survey of the ancient city of Tanagra and its hinterland; a part of the larger Leiden-Ljbubljana Ancient Cities of Boeotia Project, it was undertaken in order to determine the boundaries of the site and evaluate it for protection programmes.
Project Websites:
Project Sponsors:
University of Ljubljana
Leiden University
Dates of Operation:
From: 2000     To: present
Project Languages:
English
Metadata Sources:
Bintliff et al. 2004
Bintliff et al. 2002
Bintliff et al. 2000
project website
Bintliff 2006

Geographical Data

Zone:
Eastern Mediterranean
Country:
Greece
Province:
Location:
Eastern Boeotia
Ancient Regions:
Boeotia

Principal Investigators

Investigator Name:
Kostas Sbonias
Address:
University of Corfu
E-mail:
sbonias@phl.voc.gr
Phone / Fax:
phone:( +30 26610 87328 )
Investigator Name:
Bozidar Slapsak
Address:
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
E-mail:
Bozidar.Slapsak@UNI_LJ.si
Phone / Fax:
phone:( +386-61-123 30 82 )
fax:( +386-61-123 12 20 )
Investigator Name:
John L. Bintliff
Address:
Leiden University
E-mail:
j.l.bintliff@arch.leidenuniv.nl
Phone / Fax:
phone:( +31 (0)71 527 24 28 )
fax:( +386-61-123 12 20 )

Project Map

Elevation Range:
Minimum: Not Specified
Maximum: Not Specified
Project Area:
0 km2
Map Data Source:
project website; Google Earth
Google™ Earth File:
Project Location:
Project Vertices:

Chronological Coverage

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 = 1520  m)
No Regular Fieldwalking
Artifact Collection:
Total
Sample
Diagnostic
Grab
Click
Pick
Counting
Weighing
Collection Unit:
Tract   (100 m x 100 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:
Did life go on somewhere not far away from Tanagra after the city's demise?
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:
Bintliff, John (2000), "Deconstructing 'The Sense of Place'? Settlement Systems, Field Survey, and the Historic Record: A Case-study from Central Greece", Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 66, 123-149
Entry 2:
Bintliff, J.L; Farinetti, E.; Sbonias, Kostas; Sigalos, Lefteris; Slapsak, Bozidar (2001), "The Tanagra Survey: Report on the 2000 season", Pharos: Journal of the Netherlands Institute in Athens, 8, 93-127
Entry 3:
Bintliff, John; Farinetti, Emeri; Howard, Phil; Sarri, Kalliope; Sbonias, Kostas (2002), "Classical Farms, Hidden Prehistoric Landscapes and Greek Rural Survey: A Response and an Update", Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology, 15, 259-265
Entry 4:
Bintliff, John; Evelpidou, Niki; Farinetti, Emeri; Music, Branko; Riznar, Igor; Sbonias, Kostas; Sigalos, Lefteris; Slapsak, Bozidar; Stissi, Vladimir; Vassilopoulos, Andreas (2002), "The Leiden Ancient Cities of Boeotia Project: Preliminary Report on the 2001 Seasn", Pharos: Journal of the Netherlands Insititute in Athens, 9, 33-74
Entry 5:
Bintliff, John; Farinetti, Emeri; Poblome, Jeroen; Sarri, Kalliope; Sbonias, Kostas; Slapsak, Bozidar; Stissi, Vladimir; Vionis, Athanasios (2004), "The Leiden-Ljubljana Tanagra Project: The 2003 Season", Pharos: Journal of the Netherlands Institute in Athens, 11, 35-43
Entry 6:
Bintliff, John (2006), "The Leiden University Ancient Cities of Boeotia Project: 2005 Season at Tanagra", Pharos: Journal of the Netherlands Institute in Athens, 13, 29-38




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