FIELDWORK Attica Central and Western Greece Cycladic Islands Dodecanese and North Aegean Islands Epirus Ionian Islands Macedonia and Thrace Multisite and outside Greece Peloponnese
Aphyssou Tsakona Project 1989-1991 Ayios Stephanos Excavation 1959-1963 Ayios Stephanos Excavation Project 1973-1977 Evrotas Valley Geoarchaeological Survey 1999 Isthmia Excavation 1932-1933 Kenchreai Quarry Landscapes 2013-2016 Kouphovouno Project 1999-2006 Kyparissia Excavation 1893 Laconia Excavations 1905 Laconia Rural Site Survey 1993-1994 Laconia Survey 1983-1988 Laconia Topography 1904-1909 Laconia Topography: Architectural Survey 1905-1909 Laconia Topography: Field Survey 1904-1909 Late Roman and Byzantine use of the Theatre Space Project Mamousia Excavation 1951 Megalopolis Excavation 1890-1893 Megalopolis Survey 1981-1983 Monemvasia Survey 1991-1996 Mycenae Excavation 1920-1923 Mycenae Excavation 1939 Mycenae Excavation 1950-1955 Mycenae Excavation 1959-1969 Mycenae study seasons Mycenae Survey 1991-1993 Pavlopetri Underwater Survey 1968 Peneios Valley Project 1967-1969 Perachora Building Survey 1964-1966 Perachora Excavation 1930-1939 Perachora Excavation 1982 Perachora Lake Vouliagmeni Excavation 1972 Perachora Stoa Excavation 1963 Perachora Waterworks Excavation 1972 Sparta Basilica Project 2000-2001 Sparta Excavation 1906-1910 Sparta Excavation 1924-1927 Sparta Geomorphological Survey 1996 Sparta Menelaion Excavation 1973-1980 Sparta Museum Catalogue 1904 Sparta Rescue Excavations 1949 Sparta Roman Stoa Excavation 1989-1991 Sparta Sanctuaries Project Sparta Theatre Excavation 1992-1998 The Menelaion project The Pavlopetri Underwater Archaeological Project 2009-2011 Topographic Survey of Arcadia-Laconia 1892-1893

Phylakopi Project 1974-1977

Research programme:

The 1974-1977 Phylakopi excavations aimed to continue the work undertaken at the site in 1896-1899 by D. Mackenzie and others and then in 1911 by R. M. Dawkins and J. P. Droop. Specific areas explored were that of the Mycenaean Megaron and beside the fortifications on the southeast, where an important late Mycenaean shrine was discovered and the walls exposed in earlier campaigns were consolidated. In the region of the megaron, the existence of a building of comparable size during Late Minoan IB was established, and fresco fragments were recovered which brought into question the ascription of previously found frescoes to the second city. With the help of finds, the stratigraphy below the floor of the Megaron complex and the Third city street can be dated to LH III A and B. The fortification walls were securely dated to Late Helladic IIIB, but an earlier double circuit, dating to Late Minoan IA/B, was traced outside them on the south. A small shrine or pair of shrines adjoining the city wall to the west, with phases lasting from Late Helladic IIIA to the desertion of the site at the end of the Mycenaean period, produced a very important series of male and female figurines, probably of deities, and large wheel-made animals. The shrine has been published as Supplementary Volume No. 18.

Active from 1974 to 1977.

Renfrew, Professor Andrew Colin

Renfrew, Colin, et al. 2007. Excavations at Phylakopi in Melos 1974-77. 42. xvi, 521 p. + 61 p. of plates :ill., fold. plans.