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Guy Sanders with ASCSA regular members at the Argive Heraion in 2005

Guy D. R. Sanders

Guy Sanders has been director of the American School of Classical Studies’ Excavations at Corinth since 1997. He received his BA from the University of Southampton (1977, Geography and Archaeology) and went on to work as a land surveyor from 1978-1984. He received his MA from the University of Missouri (1986, Art History and Archaeology) and completed most class work for a PhD before taking up the post of Assistant Director of the British School at Athens (1988-94). His PhD was conferred by the University of Birmingham (1996, Ancient History and Archaeology) before being appointed Associate Director of Corinth in the same year.

He has excavated at Ayios Stephanos (1974, 1977) and the Menelaion in Lakonia (1974, 1984), at Phylakopi on Melos (1975, 1976), at Kourion as Field Director (1980-1981) and Saranda Kolonnes, 1983-1984) both on Cyprus, at Mirobriga in Portugal (1981, 1982) and Corinth (1986, 1995-1997). He has participated in archaeological surveys in Lakonia (1983-1988), the Strymon Delta (1983), Kalavasos and Stymphalos (1981-1983) and co-directed a survey in Melos with Mr. Richard Catling (1989-1992).

He has worked as a medieval and Roman ceramics consultant on several projects including twelve months as a research assistant in Corinth to Professor Kathleen Slane (1985-1986). His own excavations on Geometric, Hellenistic, Roman, medieval, and early modern levels in the Panayia Field at Corinth were conducted from 1995 to 2007.  Excavations at Nezi field began in 2007.

Guy’s interests lie in economic, social and historical geography, archaeological science and ceramics especially of the Late Roman, Byzantine, post Byzantine and Early Modern periods. In addition to his administrative and research responsibilities at Corinth, he directs the American School’s Peloponnese trip and leads the pedagogy of the excavation training sessions.  Guy can be contacted via .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).