Category Field updates

Revised version of paper presented at the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) Annual Meeting, January 3-6, 2013 in Seattle, Washington

The Norwegian Archaeological Survey in the Karystia (NASK): Preliminary Results of the First Field Season (2012) By Zarko Tankosic and Renate Storli   The Norwegian Archaeological Survey in the Karystia (NASK) is a four-year-long project of systematic archaeological surface investigations in the Katsaronio Plain, which is located in the vicinity of the town of Karystos in […]

Week 5 (2012)

By the end of the last week in the field, the NASK team has managed to cover a total of 473 squares of the Katsaronio plain – correlating to 473 hectares, thus also reaching this seasons preliminary goal of terrain coverage. The project has consisted of an intensive diachronic archaeological surface survey conducted using an arbitrary 100 x 100m grid superimposed […]

Week 3-4 (2012)

  Over the two following weeks, the NASK team had to endure not only the thorny Karystian flora and the intense heat, but also the increasing wind, reaching up to 8 beaufort (strong gale) on some days, making communication as well as orientation in the landscape a difficult task. Due to long working days and difficult field conditions, the NASK team was given […]

Week 2 (2012)

During our second week of surveying, the NASK team has been able to perfect their field skills. Navigating with a compass in a hilly landscape has proved to be a challenge, but the NASK volunteers have all significantly improved their skills in both compasses and defeating the phrygana. The team was also joined by an additional volunteer […]

Week 1 (2012)

And so a new field project begins! During this years field season, the NASK team set out to survey the large Kastaronio Plain in the vicinity of Karystos in southern Euboea. Our main goals are: 1)      To examine the past use of the Katsaronio Plain and to reconstruct the past cultural landscape in the area. In southern […]