Location: Greek Centre, Mezzanine, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Date: Thursday, 12th of May 2016, 7:00pm
Presenters: Dr Stavroula (Stephie) Nikoloudis
The excavation of the site of ancient Eleon, Boeotia, central Greece, is a collaborative venture between the Canadian Institute in Greece and the Ephorate of Antiquities of Boeotia. The synergasia began as an intensive surface survey of the area east of Thebes, in the vicinity of Tanagra (2007-2009). Excavation of the site identified as ancient Eleon, near the modern village of Arma, commenced in 2011.
The two objectives of this talk are (1) to discuss this relatively new and on-going excavation of ancient Eleon by examining the finds to date, and (2) to illustrate how an archaeological project operates on a daily basis, from excavating in the field to processing, conserving and analysing the excavated material as the team members attempt to gain insight into the society which produced and used the artifacts under investigation.
Stavroula (Stephie) Nikoloudis is an archaeologist, specialising in the Aegean Bronze Age (ca. 3000-1000 BCE).
Her research focuses on Mycenaean society and Mycenaean Greek textual studies (Linear B script).
She holds a doctorate from The University of Texas at Austin and has excavated in Greece, Cyprus, Turkey and Australia.
She is an Honorary Fellow of The University of Melbourne (School of Historical and Philosophical Studies) and a member of the Eastern Boeotia Archaeological Project (EBAP), excavating a Late Bronze Age site ideintified as ancient Eleon, located near Thebes in central Greece.
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