The Durres Regional Archaeological Project: Archaeological Survey in the Territory of Epidamnus/Dyrrachium in Albania

by Jack L. Davis, Afrim Hoti, Iris Pojani, Sharon R. Stocker, Aaron D. Wolpert, Phoebe E. Acheson, and John W. Hayes

Hesperia, Volume 72, Issue 1
Page(s): 41-119
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3182036
Year: 2003


In the spring of 2001 the hilly uplands immediately northwest of the modern city of Durrës were for the first time investigated using the techniques of intensive surface survey. In total, an area of six square kilometers was explored and twenty-nine sites were defined, most of them new. Remains of Greek antiquity were plentiful and include unpublished inscriptions and graves. One site may be the location of a previously unknown Archaic temple. Included in this article are descriptions of the areas investigated, a list of sites, and a catalogue of the most diagnostic artifacts recovered. Patterns of settlement and land use are discussed and compared to those recorded by other surveys in Albania.