By James Wiseman, Konstantinos Zachos

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 venture hired in depth archaeological survey and geological investigations to figure out styles of human task and alterations to the panorama from earliest instances in the course of the medieval interval. the quantity includes an summary of the undertaking, a dialogue of the survey technique hired, the result of a separate Palaeolithic survey and a spatial research of the unearths at a awesome top Palaeolithic web site, and geomorphological reports of either the Ambracian Gulf and the decrease Acheron River valley. the implications upload to the transforming into physique of survey facts from Greece and convey the application of an interdisciplinary method of the research of the prior.

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Chapters 5 and 6 carrythe discussion of the geomorphology of southern Epirus and its relationships to archaeologicalsites from the end of the Pleistocene to the present. Both reports are based on extensive geologic coring programs and intensive laboratory analyses of the cores, as well as other geomorphologic investigations in the field. ZhichunJing and George (Rip) Rapp document the changes over the past 10,000 years in the coastal landscape of the Nikopolis peninsula and the area to its east, which comprises most of the north coast of the Ambracian Gulf.

The design of the relational databases reflects the archaeological concerns and experience of the senior staff, and there was much (both fruitful and lively) discussion between the archaeologists and the computer experts who put it all together. The various forms and notebooks were supplemented by copies of maps, primarily the 1:5,000 topographical maps, on which field teams marked surveylocations and other observations. There were numerous other logistical records,including logs to keep track of the forms assigned for field use, and extensive cross-referencing.

Our work here resultedin, among other conclusions, the confirmation that the northern bridge was built and utilized for the aqueduct after the earlier,Augustan bridge had been damaged and abandoned. 27. Douzougli 1998a, 1998b. 28. Zachos 1998. 7. Aerialview of the water channel(right)andaqueductbridges acrossthe LourosRiverfroman elevationof 320 m. Photo by NIKOPOLIS I9 PROJECT i . t a ' J. The notebookswerenumberedsequentially. , 92-1. Databasesmarkedwith an asteriskaredealtwith in greaterdetailin Chapter2.

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