Years of operation: 2015-2019
PIs: Bettina Tsigarida (Ephorate of Antiquities of Pella), Zosia Archibald (Liverpool) and Lisa Nevett (Michigan)
This collaborative, multidisciplinary project, deploying high-resolution excavation, geophysical prospection and field survey, aims to recover a uniquely detailed picture of Greek households as social and economic units, within their broader neighbourhood, urban and regional settings.
Years of operation: 2015-2018
PIs: Colin Renfrew (Cambridge) and Michael Boyd (Cambridge)
This multidisciplinary project, deploying high-resolution excavation and field survey, seeks to extend our understanding of the Early Bronze Age settlement hierarchy from Keros to the neighbouring zones of southeast Naxos and Kato Kouphonisi, to investigate the nature of Early Bronze Age settlement on Keros, and to investigate in detail the settlement on Dhaskalio.
Knossos Roman Geophysics
Years of operation: 2015-2018
PIs: Daniel Stewart (Leicester) and Jennifer Baird (Birkbeck London)
This geophysical survey project (using magnetometry, resistivity and ground-penetrating radar) focused on Roman Knossos aims to generate a working knowledge of the urban layout to aid the understanding of extant remains, and facilitate the study of the extensive collection of Roman material culture from BSA excavations retained in the Stratigraphical Museum.
Koutroulou Magoula Archaeology and Archaeological Ethnography Project
Years of operation: 2010-14; 2015-19
PIs: Nina Kiparissi-Apostolika (Director Emerita, Ephorate of Palaeoanthropology and Speleology of Southern Greece), Yannis Hamilakis (Brown)
This collaborative project, deploying high-resolution excavation, environmental investigation (on- and off-site) and ethnography, seeks to explore Neolithic habitation and life in and around the tell of Koutroulou Magoula, as well as to secure the long term preservation of the site and to carry out a long-term ethnographic study together with community archaeology activities and projects.
Years of operation: 2014-19
PIs: Ioanna Serpetsidaki (Ephorate of Antiquities of Herakleion), Amy Bogaard (Oxford), Gianna Ayala (Sheffield) and Eleni Hatzaki (Cincinnati)
This collaborative project, deploying high-resolution excavation, detailed environmental investigation and micromorphological techniques aims to reveal a Knossian neighbourhood by uncovering fine-grained data on consumption, the nature and role of agricultural production and broader issues surrounding the emergence, maintenance and decline of the Knossian urban elite.
Kythera Island Project – Paliokastro
Year of operation: 2017
PIs: Cyprian Broodbank (Cambridge), Evangelia Kiriatzi (BSA), Andrew Bevan (UCL) and Ioannis Petrocheilos (Ioannina)
This project, an extension of the Kythera Island Project, seeks to reinforce and extend our understanding of Kythera’s inland urban centre at Paliokastro through intensive fieldwalking, geophysics and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (‘drone’) survey, with a view to refining our understanding of the main timelines of human activities; better characterising their changing spatial footprint; and situating this key area more systematically within wider island and regional research agendas.
Kenchreai Quarries Survey
Years of operation: 2013-16
PI: Christopher Hayward (Edinburgh)
This project, deploying intensive pick-up survey, geophysical prospection and some test excavation aims to identify periods of quarrying and types and locations of post-quarrying activity in the ancient quarries of Kenchreai, in order to achieve a holistic understanding of a major Greek quarry complex, the material culture of stone extraction, the subsequent use of the space and its integration into local and regional historical and cultural contexts.
Years of operation: 2003-11
PI: Irene Lemos (Oxford)
This project seeks to investigate in detail the settlement on the Xeropolis Hill principally in its EIA phases (http://lefkandi.classics.ox.ac.uk/).
Palace and Landscape at Palaikastro
Years of operation: 2012-15
PIs: Carl Knappett (Toronto), Nicoletta Momigliano (Bristol) and Alexandra Livarda (Nottingham)
This project examines a hitherto unexplored region of the BA town of Palaikastro and its larger region using multiple approaches, including high-resolution excavation, as well as environmental study, palaeoenvironmental sampling through coring, sampling for ceramic petrography and micromorphology, conservation, education, and experimental archaeology.