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The 2010 Field Season Begins

The Summer 2010 Field Season began with the arrival of over 40 archaeologists, architects, surveyors and specialists to Mt. Lykaion on June 5th. The group, which will expand to over 60 people through the course of the summer, is a … Continue reading

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Modern Lykaion Games

The tenth Modern Lykaion Games were held on Sunday August 9, 2009 in a beautiful mountain meadow high on the slopes of Mt. Lykaion in Arcadia at 1182 m (4000 feet) above sea level. The ancient hippodrome and stadium of … Continue reading

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Geology and Landscape

This week I’ll introduce another exceptional team working at Mt. Lykaion: the geologists.  It’s a team of just two—Dr. George Davis of the University of Arizona and his able assistant, Karl Yares—but they’ve managed to accomplish a tremendous amount over … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Architecture

The archaeology of the past century has seen a deepening appreciation of the fact that excavation, even as it adds to our knowledge of the past, destroys that past beyond recall. Unlike the results of a scientific experiment, the results … Continue reading

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Start of Excavations: June 6-12

Our first few days of digging held a surprise for us: miserable weather. Those of us in the field had to contend with low temperatures, high winds, driving rain, and even occasional hail.   Who thought we’d need to pack … Continue reading

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Arrival in Greece: June 1-5, 2009

In the first few days of any field season, it’s always a little strange to relinquish all our other roles in life—as students, parents, programmers, professors, retirees, geologists, historians, linguists, philosophers—and turn into full-time archaeologists. But so far this year … Continue reading

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Week 4: July 16-22, 2007

George Davis presenting his geological research in the Dining Palace. George Davis gives a presentation of the results of his geological survey during the 2007 summer in the Dining Palace. The presentation features a number of new color and computer … Continue reading

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