Publications

Season Reports

2007 Season Report

In the first year of fieldwork by SHARP we concentrated on creating an inventory of the architectural remains at Kalamianos and begin the systematic documentation and architectural recording of the buildings. We also initiated systematic archaeological surface survey on Kalamianos and in the surrounding region, to better understand the relationship of Kalamianos to its hinterland. We discovered a second major Mycenaean site on the hill of Stiri, about 2 kilometers northeast of Kalamianos. Geological and geomorphological studies of Kalamianos and the region were also initiated.

2008 Season Report

In the second season of SHARP we continued the systematic documentation of the extensive architectural remains at Kalamianos. This season we added survey by Electronic Total Station to our methods of documentation. The circuit wall surrounding the site was traced in many sectors of the site, and we investigated an “urban” sector of densely built up structures organized along a street we traced for 60 meters. We continued the architectural survey, discovering a number of small sites in the hills surrounding Kalamianos, many of them dating to the Early Bronze Age or Mycenaean period. We also conducted systematic survey of the buildings at Kalamianos, looking for potentially diagnostic material within the individual rooms; the majority of datable ceramics is LH IIIB. The geological studies focused on karstic features such as faults and the hydrology of the region, especially the fissures that contain fresh water that are found on the site of Kalamianos.

2009 Season Report

The third and final season of fieldwork by SHARP continued the systematic documentation of the architectural remains at both Kalamianos and at Stiri. This year we added the services of two archaeological architects to prepare stone-by-stone drawings of a sample of the buildings. Aerial photography by balloon and kite also were conducted across the site. We now have a detailed plan of an enclosed Mycenaean (LH IIIB) town, with over 50 buildings, streets, and other features. We clarified the entrance systems and documented a number of architectural details in individual buildings. The regional survey investigated the remaining territories not previously covered, and more thoroughly investigated areas previously explored. A DGPS team provided precise locational information for areas away from Kalamianos. We resurveyed architectural units at Kalamianos that had been cleared and studied by the documentation teams in order to more closely correlate our results. The geological mapping of the area was completed.

2010 Season Report

In the first study season of SHARP we concentrated on the completion, correction, and editing of the architectural documentation of Kalamianos as well as that of the regional survey. A second major priority was the study of the finds collected in the 2007-2009 field seasons. This study included experts for shell and chipped stone. We made great progress in editing the data for inclusion in the projects GIS and database systems. The small architectural sites found throughout the region were systematically re-examined, and a number of small elliptical stone enclosures were identified as Early Bronze Age.

2011 Season Report

In the second study season of SHARP we studied the ceramics and groundstone from the 2007-2009 projects. Drawings and photographs of the finds were checked, and updated as needed. We continued to edit the project data in the GIS and database, and began to incorporate more analysis into those systems. We continued to work on the digitizing of all the detailed stone-by-stone drawings of the architecture at Kalamianos and Stiri, both for publication and for inclusion in the GIS.

General Publications

  • Preliminary Report on Fieldwork: Tartaron, Thomas F., Daniel J. Pullen, Richard K. Dunn, Lita Tzortzopoulou-Gregory, Amy Dill, and Joseph I. Boyce. 2011. “The Saronic Harbors Archaeological Research Project (SHARP): Investigations at Mycenaean Kalamianos, 2007–2009,” Hesperia 80(4): 559-634.
  • Collins, Devin, and Richard Dunn, 2008. “Using Late Bronze Age Walls at Kalamianos, Greece, to Determine a Minimum Rate of Rillenkarren Formation,” Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 40 (2), p. 66.
  • Dao, Peter, 2011. “Marine Geophysical and Geomorphic Survey of Submerged Bronze Age Shorelines and Anchorage Sites at Kalamianos (Korphos, Greece),” MA Thesis, McMaster University.
  • Dao, Peter, Joseph I. Boyce, Despoina Koutsoumba, Daniel J. Pullen, Thomas F. Tartaron, and Richard M. Rothaus, in preparation. “Reconstruction of Bronze Age (Mycenaean) Coastal Environments and Anchorage Sites at Kalamianos (Korphos, Greece),” to be submitted to Journal of Archaeological Science.
  • Dao, Peter, Joseph I. Boyce, Despoina Koutsoumba, Thomas F. Tartaron, and Daniel J. Pullen, in preparation. “Magnetic Gradiometer Survey of a Submerged Bronze Age (Mycenaean) Harbour and Anchorage Sites at Kalamianos, Korphos, Greece,” to be submitted to Journal of Archaeological Science.
  • Hall, H., 2009. “The Mystery of Ancient Korphos,” Athens News, 17 August 2009.
  • Kvapil, Lynne A., forthcoming. “The Cultivation Terraces of Korphos-Kalamianos: A Case Study of the Dynamic Relationship Between Land Use and Socio-Economic Organization in Prehistoric Greece,” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Cincinnati.
  • Miller, G., and R. Dunn, 2009. “Brittle Fracture Analysis and Identification of Bronze Age Water Resources at Kalamianos, Eastern Peloponnese, Greece,” Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 41 (3), p. 96.
  • Morgan, C., 2008. “Saronic Harbors Archaeological Research Project,” Archaeological Reports 54: 15.
  • Morgan, C., 2009. “Saronic Harbors Archaeological Research Project,” Archaeological Reports 55: 7–8.
  • Morgan, C., 2010. “Saronic Harbors Archaeological Research Project,” Archaeological Reports 56: 20–21.
  • Pullen, Daniel J., 2007. “A Coastscape View of the Aegean Bronze Age: Centres, Peripheries and That in Between,” BICS 50: 207–208.
  • Pullen, Daniel J., submitted. “How to Build a Mycenaean Town: The Architecture of Kalamianos,” in A.-L. Schallin and I. Tournavitou, eds., Mycenaeans Up to Date: The Archaeology of the NE Peloponnese - Current Concepts and New Directions. Skrifter utgivna av Svenska Institutet i Athen.
  • Pullen, Daniel J., and Thomas F. Tartaron, 2007. “Where’s the Palace? The Lack of State Formation in the Late Bronze Age Corinthia,” in M.L. Galaty and W.A. Parkinson, eds., Rethinking Mycenaean Palaces II: Revised and Expanded Edition. Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, 146–158.
  • Rothaus, Richard, Eduard Reinhardt, Thomas Tartaron, and Jay Noller, 2003. “A Geoarchaeological Approach for Detecting Prehistoric Aegean Harbors,” in K.P. Foster and R. Laffineur, eds., METRON: Measuring the Aegean Bronze Age. Aegaeum 25. Liège: Université de Liège, 37–47.
  • Tartaron, Thomas F., submitted. "Late Bronze Age Architecture and Regional Dynamics at Korphos in the Corinthia," in A.-L. Schallin and I. Tournavitou, eds., Mycenaeans Up to Date: The Archaeology of the NE Peloponnese - Current Concepts and New Directions. Skrifter utgivna av Svenska Institutet i Athen.
  • Tartaron, Thomas F., 2010. “Between and Beyond: Political Economy in Non-palatial Mycenaean Worlds,” in D. J. Pullen, ed. Political Economies of the Aegean Bronze Age.Oxford: Oxbow Books, 161–183.
  • Tartaron, Thomas F., and Daniel J. Pullen, in press. “The Saronic Harbors Archaeological Research Project (SHARP): Two Seasons at Mycenaean Kalamianos,” in W.-D. Niemeier and K. Kissas, eds., The Corinthia and the Northeast Peloponnesus: Topography and History from Prehistory until the End of Antiquity. Deutsches Archäologisches Institut.
  • Tartaron, Thomas F., in press. “Bronze Age Small Worlds and the Saronic Coast of the Southeastern Corinthia,” in E. Gebhart and T. Gregory, eds., Half a Century on the Isthmus: A Symposium to Celebrate and Reflect on over Fifty Years of Excavation and Survey on the Isthmus. Princeton: American School of Classical Studies at Athens.
  • Tartaron, Thomas F., Richard M. Rothaus, and Daniel J. Pullen, 2003. “Searching for Prehistoric Aegean Harbors with GIS, Geomorphology, and Archaeology,” Athena Review 3(4): 27–36.

Conference Papers

  • Dao, Peter, Joseph I. Boyce, Despoina Koutsoumba, Daniel J. Pullen, Thomas F. Tartaron, and Richard M. Rothaus. Reconstruction of Late Bronze Age Coastal Environments and Anchorage Sites at Kalamianos (Korphos, Greece),” poster displayed at the Annual Meeting of the Geological Association of Canada, Ottawa, May 2011.
  • Kvapil, Lynne A., “Untangling Mycenaean Terracing: Landscape Modification and Agricultural Production at Korphos-Kalamianos,” AIA paper, San Antonio 7 January 2011.
  • Pullen, Daniel J., and Thomas F. Tartaron, “The Saronic Harbors Archaeological Research Project (SHARP): Report on the First Season, 2007,” Archaeological Institute of America Annual Meeting, Chicago, January 2008.
  • Pullen, Daniel J., and Thomas F. Tartaron, “The Saronic Harbors Archaeological Research Project: The Bronze Age Worlds of Kalamianos,” Archaeological Institute of America Annual Meeting, Anaheim, January 2010.
  • Pullen, Daniel J., and Thomas F. Tartaron, "Enlarging Small Worlds: The Saronic Gulf and Mycenaean State Expansion," Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting, St. Louis, April 2010.
  • Tartaron, Thomas F., “Scalar Variability in Late Bronze Age Aegean Maritime Worlds,” Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting, St. Louis, April 2010.
  • Tartaron, Thomas F. “Korphos-Kalamianos: Investigations at a Recently Discovered Mycenaean Harbor Town in the Corinthia, Greece, 2007–2010,” Archaeological Institute of America National Lecture Series 2010–2011, Dorinda J. Oliver Lecturer: Salem, OR; Portland, OR; Winnipeg, MB, Canada; and Albany, NY.
  • Tartaron, Thomas F. “Korphos-Kalamianos: Investigations at a Newly Discovered Mycenaean Harbor Town in the Corinthia, Greece,” Archaeological Institute of America National Lecture Series 2008–2009, William A. McDonald Lecturer: Chapel Hill, NC.
  • Tartaron, Thomas F. “Mycenaean Coastal Worlds,” Archaeological Institute of America National Lecture Series 2008–2009, Oscar Broneer Lecturer: Huntsville, AL, Bloomington, IN.
  • Tartaron, Thomas F., and Daniel J. Pullen, “The Saronic Harbors Archaeological Research Project (SHARP): Two Seasons at Mycenaean Kalamianos,” Archaeological Institute of America Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, January 2009.
 
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