A Visit from the E-Curators Team and Digital Time

[Reblogged from Bill’s blog] Yesterday, Costis Dallas and Seamus Ross from the E-Curators project visited the  Western Argolid Regional Project study season to talk to us about our use of digital tools and digital practices. We spent most of the day in either formal interviews or informal conversations about how we used technology to produce know… More A Visit from the E-Curators Team and Digital Time

Sometimes Survey Makes Sense: A View from Chelmis

[Reblogged from Bill’s blog] The formation processes that produce the surface context studied through intensive pedestrian survey are really annoying. They hide things that you know MUST be there (like Late Roman material on a prominent coastal height overlooking a Roman to Late Roman settlement). They make visible things that have no rational explanation (like the famous one sherd… More Sometimes Survey Makes Sense: A View from Chelmis

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

Archaeology is hard

Today is day 3 of the 2018 WARP study season. My main observation so far is: archaeology is hard. OK, that’s something that I obviously know, but doing archaeology – especially after you haven’t been doing it for 10 months or so – makes it clear how hard it really is. Most non-archaeologists don’t know… More Archaeology is hard

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

Studying the survey: the Western Argolid Regional Project, 2017

[Ed note: this blog post was written for, and originally published at, the Canadian Institute in Greece’s website] The 2017 season of the Western Argolid Regional Project (WARP) was designated as the first of two planned study seasons in the five-year plan that the CIG submitted on our behalf to the Greek Ministry of Culture… More Studying the survey: the Western Argolid Regional Project, 2017