Landscape Histories and Terrestrial Networks in the Peloponnese: Results from the Western Argolid Regional Project

by Sarah A. James, Dimitri Nakassis, William R. Caraher, Scott C. Gallimore, Grace Erny, Rachel Fernandez, Joseph Frankl, Alyssa Friedman, Melanie Godsey, and Machal Gradoz

Hesperia, Volume 93, Issue 1
Page(s): 145-190
Stable URL: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/922194
Year: 2024


The Western Argolid Regional Project (WARP) is an intensive pedestrian survey of 30 km2, located northwest of Argos along the banks of the Inachos River. Using high-intensity collection strategies, WARP generated very fine-resolution data that provide insights into the ways this seemingly marginal area contributed to and was impacted by regional histories. A key question is how the network of mountainous routes that traverse this landscape, connecting the area to the Corinthia and Arkadia, may have influenced localized, diachronic settlement patterns. This article focuses on areas of high artifact densities to demonstrate how regional activity and interconnectivity changed from the Neolithic to Modern period at this crossroads in the northeastern Peloponnese.