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Detailed Project Description

General Information

ID (CGMA ID):
GR343
Project Name:
Lefkas-Pronnoi Survey
Project Description:
The survey was centered on the poleis of Pronnoi on Kephallenia and Lefkas. The paramount aim of the project was to investigate the economic development of Lefkas and Kephallenia and the changes which occurred in the settlement pattern and agricultural systems in response to various parametric shifts and alterations.
Project Websites:

Project Sponsors:
Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge
Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
Dates of Operation:
From: 1980     To: 1980
Project Languages:
English
Metadata Sources:
Gallant 1986
Gallant 1983

Geographical Data

Zone:
Eastern Mediterranean
Country:
Greece
Province:
Ionian Islands
Location:
Lefkas and Kephallenia
Ancient Regions:
Leukas

Principal Investigators

Investigator Name:
Thomas W Gallant
Address:
Department of History, 2140 Vari Hall, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, ON, Canada M3J 1P3
E-mail:
tgallant@yorku.ca
Phone / Fax:
phone:( 416 736 2100 x 30415 )
fax:( 416 736 5836 )

Project Map

Elevation Range:
Minimum: Not Specified
Maximum: Not Specified
Project Area:
389 km2
Map Data Source:
Gallant 1986
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 = 0  m)
No Regular Fieldwalking
Artifact Collection:
Total
Sample
Diagnostic
Grab
Click
Pick
Counting
Weighing
Collection Unit:
Tract   (0 m x 0 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:
visibility measurement

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 human settlement and the natural environment on the island? Given the differing origins of the polis system in the two areas, how does the settlement pattern differ? What would be the spatial expression of the cultural responses to changes in the socio-economic structure of these communities?
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:
Gallant, T.W. (1983), "The Ionian Islands Palaeo-Economy Research Project", Keller, Donald R.; Rupp, David W., Archaeological Survey in the Mediterranean Area, British Archaeological Reports International Series 155, 223-226
Entry 2:
Gallant, T.W. (1986), ""Background Noise" and Site Definition: A Contribution to Survey Methodology", Journal of Field Archaeology, 13, 403-418




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