Landscape Archaeology and the Medieval Countryside

by Effie F. Athanassopoulos

200 pp, 85 col figs, 35 b/w figs, 3 tables
9" x 12"
Cloth, ISBN: 978-0-87661-923-0
Publication Date: Dec 2016
Status: Active

Retail Price $150


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-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.

About the Author: Effie F. Athanassopoulos is an associate professor of anthropology and classics at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

"Athanassopoulos's book is an extremely valuable, one of a kind contribution. It is a pioneer in documenting solely the medieval material of a much wider and cross-temporal survey." Nikos Tsivikis, BMCR 2018.06.33

"This volume publishes valuable and interesting material on a period for which, even after four decades of intensive archaeological survey, there is a striking lack of fully published survey results. This in itself is a major contribution, particularly when combined with the high quality of the original survey, the care with which the pottery and site descriptions are presented, the extensive historical background, and the superb illustrations." Michael Given, AJA 122.1 (2018)