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The 1st in a two-volume sequence, panorama Archaeology in Southern Epirus, Greece provides the result of the Nikopolis undertaking (1991-1996), the 1st large-scale, systematic survey during this quarter of Greece. The undertaking hired extensive archaeological survey and geological investigations to figure out styles of human job and alterations to the panorama from earliest instances throughout the medieval interval. the quantity comprises an outline of the venture, a dialogue of the survey method hired, the result of a separate Palaeolithic survey and a spatial research of the reveals at a amazing higher Palaeolithic website, and geomorphological reviews of either the Ambracian Gulf and the decrease Acheron River valley. the consequences upload to the turning out to be physique of survey information from Greece and convey the application of an interdisciplinary method of the examine of the prior.

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1990; Cherryet al. 1991; Wells, Runnels, and Zangger 1990; Wells and Runnels 1996, pp. 15-22; Davis et al. 1997. 35. Cherry,Davis, and Mantzourani 1991, p. 53. 36. Jameson,Runnels,and van Andel 1994. 37. Cherryet al. 1988;Wright et al. 1990. 38. Bintliff 1985; Bintliff and Snodgrass1985. 39. Wells and Runnels 1996. 40. See Chapter 1;Wiseman, Zachos, and Kephallonitou1996, 1997, 1998. 41. , Gaffney andTingle 1985; Bintliff 1985. 42. Wandsniderand Camilli 1992, p. 183. ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY 27 to laying out field methods (and their essential linkages to research aims, analysis, and interpretation), particularlynotable in the reports of recent intensive surveyprojects,34cannot help but encourage a replicative or selfperpetuating effect.

As a result, the project had an arrangementwhereby one of the cooperating Greek ephoreias would perform excavation if a site was discovered by the project to be in need of emergency attention. 28The project did carry out limited excavation in 1991 at the request of the Prehistoric and Classical Ephoreia in the Roman aqueduct below the village of Ayios Georgios, so that details of the water channels and the chronological sequence of aqueduct bridges across the Louros River might be studied and drawn (Fig.

3. 48. Tartaron1996, pp. 384-390. 1. 44 *This figurereflectsthe subtractionof areasdeterminedby geomorphologicalanalysisto preserveno premodernmaterials becauseof deep burialby recent alluvium,a finding confirmedby archaeologicaltesting. 49. As explainedin Chapter3, the Palaeolithicsurvey,directedby Curtis Runnels,was a separateentity of the Nikopolis Project,with a sampling design and field methods quite distinct from those of the intensive survey. 50. See Barker1991; Cherry,Davis, and Mantzourani1991; Barkerand Mattingly 1999.

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