Methods in the Archaeology of Greece, ep. 1

About our webinar:

The American School of Classical Studies is pleased to bring you a new webinar series, focusing on exploring particular methodologies and subfields of Classical Archaeology. This inaugural installment explores the field of regional archaeological survey in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean. Archaeological survey was long considered a simple forerunner to excavation, then later an upstart methodological newcomer. Systematic regional survey is now an established and fundamental element of archaeological methodology. Join two experts in this field as they discuss the history of the discipline, its current status, and its incredible potential for refining and redefining our understanding of the ancient world.

 

About the Speakers:

Jack L. Davis is Carl W Blegen Professor of Greek Archaeology at the University of Cincinnati, an expert in Bronze Age archaeology and archaeological survey, and director emeritus of the American School of Classical Studies. The 2020 recipient of the Archaeological Institute of America’s Gold Medal, Professor Davis has directed or co-directed archaeological surveys and excavations at locations across Greece and Albania, including the Nemea Valley, Kea, Messenia, Dyrrachium, and Apollonia. Professor Davis, is currently the co-director with Dr. Sharon R. Stocker of the Palace of Nestor Excavations at Pylos, responsible for the recent discoveries of the famous Griffin Warrior grave and two previously unknown tholos tombs.

 

Alex R. Knodell is Associate Professor of Classics and Director of the Archaeology Program at Carleton College. An expert in regional archaeological survey and the archaeology of the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age Aegean, Professor Knodell has led archaeological surveys in Guatemala, the US, Jordan and Greece, most recently as co-director of the Mazi Archaeological Project in northwest Attica (2014-2017, with Professor Sylvian Fachard and Dr. Kalliopi Papangeli) and, since 2019, the Small Cycladic Islands Project (with Drs. Demetrios Athanasoulis and Žarko Tankosić) which has highlighted the importance of the many now-uninhabited islands found throughout the Aegean.