The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
ASCSA
12/29/2016

NVAP II: Landscape Archaeology and the Medieval Countryside Published

Colin Whiting

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the publication of NVAP II: Landscape Archaeology and the Medieval Countryside, by Effie F. Athanassopoulos.

This volume presents the results of the medieval component of the Nemea Valley Archaeological Project (NVAP) survey conducted from 1985-1990. The archaeological evidence points to a proliferation of sites dating to the 12th-13th century A.D. There are two large sites and a substantial number of small sites on the lower slopes of the hills surrounding the Nemea Valley and in smaller valleys in the southern part of the survey area. Archaeological evidence of settlements from the late 13th to the 15th century is scarce, providing a contrast to the patterns documented for the 12th-late 13th century. This study is thus also concerned with general trends and important sociopolitical changes that affected such developments in the Nemea region in the medieval period.

Contents
Chapter 1: A Brief History of Byzantium
Chapter 2: The Medieval Countryside: Social and Economic Trends
Chapter 3: The Contribution of Archaeology
Chapter 4: Medieval Nemea
Chapter 5: Gazetteer of Medieval NVAP Sites

NVAP II: Landscape Archaeology and the Medieval Countryside
200 pp, 85 col figs, 35 b/w figs, 3 tables
Cloth, 9" x 12"
ISBN: 978-0-87661-923-0

NVAP II: Landscape Archaeology and the Medieval Countryside can be purchased from our distribution partners: click below for information on how to order from Casemate Academic (in North America) or from Oxbow Books (outside North America).