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Title: Sikyon’s Contribution to Survey Methodology
Authors: Stewart, D. R.
First Published: 2019
Publisher: American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Citation: Stewart, DR, Sikyon’s Contribution to Survey Methodology, ed. Lolos, Y, 'The Sikyon Survey Project, 2004-2010', American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Abstract: When the Sikyon Survey Project began fieldwork in 2004, relatively few urban centres in the Mediterranean had been the targets of intensive archaeological field survey. The reasons for this are relatively straightforward and have been documented elsewhere, but essentially most large-scale urban sites had either been early targets of excavation, or lay beneath modern settlements. 1 Those sites that had seen some early archaeological surface survey during the ‘New Wave’ of survey that swept the Mediterranean in the 1980s and 1990s2 often exhibited an architectural or topographical focus; these include Palaikastro in Crete, the old survey of Tanagra in Boeotia, Peñ aflor in southern Spain, and Kythnos in the Cyclades.3 So while cities have long been the principal focus of archaeological research in the classical world, this research has most often followed the antiquarian tradition of documenting monuments, sites, and features mentioned in textual sources, seeking out architecturally noteworthy structures from an architectural or art-historical viewpoint, or conducting targeted excavation of single buildings or parts thereof.
Links: TBA
Embargo on file until: 1-Jan-10000
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Chapter
Rights: Copyright © 2019, American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy. (
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