Typologies

[Reposted from Bill’s blog] The storerooms where we work at the Western Argolid Regional Project have a set of cabinets where we store artifacts. Apparently these cabinets came from the French project in Argos and were passed on to our project when they were no longer used. One of the most charming things about these… More Typologies

Distributional Analysis

[Originally posted on Bill’s blog] One of the challenges of siteless survey is shifting our intention from a focus on sites to the distribution of artifacts across a landscape. Over the last four years at the Western Argolid Regional Project we have collected artifact level data from over 7000 survey units that cover a significant percentage of… More Distributional Analysis

Contingency, Roads, and Formation Processes in the Greek Countryside

[Ed: reposted from Bill’s blog] This last week I’ve been working on transforming a paper that Dimitri Nakassis and I wrote from the 2016 Archaeological Institute of America annual meeting. The paper was for a panel organized by Deb Brown and Becky Seifried on the topic of abandoned settlements. Dimitri and I wrote not so much about… More Contingency, Roads, and Formation Processes in the Greek Countryside

Three Years of WARP

As the last field season of the Western Argolid Regional Project (WARP) winds down this week, I got to thinking about what I’ve learned working with a remarkable group of graduate students and friends. While it’s impossible to compare archaeological projects, I can honestly say that this one provided me with an advance course on… More Three Years of WARP