Agrileza Survey 1990
Survey: Field survey
Following the scientific analysis of selected mineral and other samples from the Athenian silver mine workshop excavations at Agrileza (Annual Report, 1988-89, pp.35-6), Mr J. Ellis Jones and Dr E. Photos-Jones spent three weeks in September 1989 studying the results, reorganizing the entire collection of samples at the Fitch Laboratory, and collating data both there and on site visits. In January they continued their joint studies at Athens and on-site. In March-April 1990 Mr Jones, with Mr D. Smyth, assisted by Miss L. Beaumont and Mr G. Abbingh, undertook an extended ground survey of surface remains in and around the three mine workshops. Around and beyond the areas excavated in 1977-83, lines of walls and foundations had been denuded of scrub cover as a result of forest fires in the late 1980s. The plans of the Golden Pig Tower enclosure and of Compounds A and B were corrected and supplemented, and a whole complex of rooms, walls, graves, and tracks E of Compound C was noted and mapped. An aerial-photographic survey was attempted, with the generous assistance of Mr R. Anderson (American School Agora Excavations), who provided expertise and kite-borne camera Equipment. Thanks are due to the Attic Ephoreia for facilitating the surveys, and to the British Academy and the school for grants in support for the work in January and in March-April respectively. (annual report, 1989-1990)
Active from Mar 1990 to Apr 1990.
Jones, Mr J. Ellis