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Working for the Weekend- Touring Northern Greece

theater philippi

By: Elizabeth Potens

In addition to our work at the field school here in Northern Greece, on weekends we often travel to nearby archaeological sites.  This seems to achieve the goal of familiarizing ourselves with the area and facilitates drawing connections between and recognizing the ancient relationships of these sites.  Such connections were especially apparent as we toured […]

Survey- ‘I can see for miles, and miles, and miles, and miles…’

Trudging through the fallow fields, tracking down a possible tumulus.  (Photo by: Amanda Ball)

By: Elizabeth Potens

Who knew ‘The Who’s’ lyrics would become relevant to my involvement in this project? This week I was able to take a stab at an aspect of archaeology outside of the well-known process of digging and excavation. In the area surrounding our main site at Stryme there are cultivated fields of cotton and wheat. In […]

Week 1- Synergasia in Stryme


By: Elizabeth Potens

After one long flight and a three hour ride from the Thessaloniki airport, I finally made it to the small town of Pagouria, located near the closest city of Komotini, Greece in order to participate in an excavation of the supposed site of ancient Stryme, a port of trade for those crossing the Aegean. The […]

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