A cross-disciplinary project into the role of central Macedonia in the Aegean networks during the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age, focusing on issues of migration, identity, the transfer of technological knowledge and the reproduction of craft traditions and consumption practices in the context of interregional contacts and colonization. It draws upon collaborative work on two major sites, Toumba Thessalonikis and Methoni Pierias, while a growing number of sites from the region is also included for comparative purposes. Although at present research is based on the study and analysis of ceramics, it is already planned to combine it with the study of archaeometallurgy.
Principal Investigator:  Evangelia Kiriatzi
(Toumba Thessalonikis):  Stelios Andreou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) and Evangelia Vliora (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
(Methoni Pierias):  Manthos Bessios (KZ’  E.P.K.A.),  Antonis Kotsonas, (University of Amsterdam),  Xenia Charalambidou (British School at Athens) and  Maria Roumpou (Charokopeio University, Athens)
(Archaeometallurgy): Myrto Georgakopoulou

Research has been funded through grants from the Institute of Aegean Prehistory, the British Academy and  the Centre of Greek Language (Ministry of Education, Life-long Learning and Religions and the European Union).