Kythera Island Project

Research Areas

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KIP research combines intensive archaeological field survey with an integrated programme of specialist analysis devoted to archaeometallurgy, botany, geoarchaeology, GIS, geophysics, historical geography, mortuary landscapes, pottery, and stone artefacts. These studies expand the information from the survey data and/or generate their own perspectives on ancient to recent activity in the landscape, including questions of land-use, environmental change, resources, and the symbolic perception and political manipulation of island space. With its fieldwork largely complete, KIP is currently focusing on the processing, interpretation, integration and publication of its data, in order to generate a broad understanding of Kythera’s cultural and natural dynamics, and to examine the shifting dominance of internal and external factors, over a variety of spatial and temporal scales, in shaping a distinctive island history.

The menu to the left can be used to access information on the different components of KIP research.

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