• Siteless Survey and Intensive Data Collection in an Artifact-rich Environment: Case Studies from the Eastern Corinthia, Greece

    Author(s):
    William Caraher (see profile) , Dimitri Nakassis, David K. Pettegrew
    Date:
    2006
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6RK7G
    Abstract:
    Archaeological survey in the eastern Mediterranean has become increasingly intensive over the last 20 years, producing greater and more diverse data for smaller units of space. While complex, siteless data sets have allowed more sophisticated reconstructions of natural and cultural regional histories, the employment of more intensive methods has refocused the scope of Mediterranean surveys from region to ‘micro-region’. Such increasingly myopic approaches have been criticized for their failure to address research questions framed by a large-scale, regional perspective and the analytical categories of ‘settle- ment’ and ‘site’. This paper uses results from a survey in southern Greece to show how artifact-based approaches make valuable contributions to ‘big-picture’ historical and archaeological issues in a Mediter- ranean context.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal Article
    Pub. DOI:
    10.1558/jmea.2006.19.1.7
    Publisher:
    Equinox Publishing
    Journal:
    Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology
    Volume:
    19
    Issue:
    1
    Start Page:
    7
    End Page:
    43
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    7 months ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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