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RO-10559-70

Indiana University, Bloomington (Bloomington, IN 47405-7000)
Thomas W. Jacobson (Project Director: April 1970 to present)

Argolid Exploration Project in Greece

Joint venture of Departments of Classical Studies of University of Indiana, University of Pennsylvania, under auspices of American School of Classical Studies in Athens, on one of the three institutional permits granted for American excavations in Greece. ABSTRACT: Joint venture of Departments of Classical Studies of University of Indiana, University of Pennsylvania, under auspices of American School of Classical Studies in Athens, on one of the three institutional permits granted for American excavations in Greece. Previous seasons: testing at several points on the city site (1962), excavation of acropolis (1966), mapping of remains of the city that now lie in shallow water and some excavation in the sea (1965, 1967, 1968), comprehensive survey of all ancient remains in the district and excavation of a major prehistoric site, discovered through the survey, at the cave of Franchthi. Previous NEH funding #H67-0-91. Site relatively undisturbed for 2000 years, allows comprehensive study of civic patterns of a representative city-state, basic social and political unit of classical Greek culture, its geographic environment, and the degree to which systematic planning of the city can be shown for 5th and 4th centuries BC. City holds key to Argive expansionism and democracy, can shed light on Anthenian strategy in 5th century BC. In season of 1970 land in the flat, central area of the city available for the first time through expropriation. This is the heart of the city and its excavation and study at the heart of this project. Funds for salaries, equipment repair, supplies, travel. Universities of Pennsylvania and Indiana: partial salaries, purchase of site, permanent equipment.

Project fields:
Archaeology

Program:
Basic Research

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$35,000 (approved)
$35,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/1970 – 6/30/1971