Kato Kouphonisi Survey 2018
Survey: Systematic fieldwalking survey
This project has uncovered remarkable evidence for architecture and town-planning, craft activities, and the widespread import of raw materials and finished goods: the first clear evidence for incipient urbanisation in the early Cyclades. At the same time as the excavation on Dhaskalio, field survey was carried out on the nearby island of Kato Kouphonisi, midway between Keros and Naxos. Results suggest Kato Kouphonisi was more densely inhabited in the Early Bronze Age than either Naxos or Keros, with at least one major site toward its western end. Late Roman and Modern are the other two main periods evidenced, with traces of Mycenaean and Geometric habitation.
Active in 2018.
Renfrew, Professor Andrew Colin