Title

Siteless Survey and Intensive Data Collection in an Artifact-Rich Environment: Case Studies From the Eastern Corinthia Greece

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2006

Abstract

Archaeological survey in the eastern Mediterranean has become increasingly intensive over the last 20 years, producing greater and more diverse data for smaller units of space. While complex, siteless data sets have allowed more sophisticated reconstructions of natural and cultural regional histories, the employment of more intensive methods has refocused the scope of Mediterranean surveys from region to 'micro-region'. Such increasingly myopic approaches have been criticized for their failure to address research questions framed by a large-scale, regional perspective and the analytical categories of 'settlement' and 'site'. This paper uses results from a survey in southern Greece to show how artifact-based approaches make valuable contributions to 'biga-picture' historical and archaeological issues in a Mediterranean context. © the Fund for Mediterranean Archaeology/Equinox Publishing Ltd., 2006.

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