The Survey of Thisve, Fieldwalking survey 2006
A topographical (GPS) survey carried out in July 2005 logged 47 urban and rural monuments and rural sites in and around Thisve, and three man-made cuttings to a maximum depth of 12 m. The Byzantine Ephoreia concentrated on the search for the architectural sculptures removed from Thisve to various locations over the years. Urban monuments include remains of nine or ten Early and Middle Byzantine churches, and elements of a significant Greco-Roman rock-cut necropolis. Rural sites and harbours were found by checking (and correcting) Professor Gregory's Thisbe Basin Survey's preliminary reports. Thisve's complex of sites, monuments, and other installations - the monumental multi-period dams mentioned in ancient sources, harbours, and the murex shell dumps which help to explain its Byzantine name of Kastorion (identified by Dunn) - constitute a rich case study for the exploration of factors in the post-Roman trajectory which complements the post-Roman elements of many of the Greek multi-period regional surveys.
Active in 2006.
The Survey of Thisve, Fieldwalking survey 2006 (Project)The Survey of Thisve, Fielwalking survey 2006 (Survey)
Dunn, Dr Archibald W.