46th International Mediterranean Survey Workshop

The Department of History and Archaeology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens organizes and hosts the 46th International Mediterranean Survey Workshop in 12-13 April 2024, which includes 24 presentations on Archaeological Surveys in the Mediterranean Surface.

IMSW – 46th International Mediterranean Survey Workshop

With 24 papers spread over two days, this meeting promises to provide us with a great overview of current survey work in Greece itself, with a smattering of papers covering other parts of the Mediterranean and/or methodological or interpretative issues. 

Venue: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Main Building, Panepistimiou 30, Athens

Location: here

Online link:

You may download the Program  and the Abstracts

For the IMSW board and the local organizers,
Yiannis Papadatos, John Bintliff and Martijn van Leusen

Presentation slots are 30 minutes (20 minutes paper and 10 minutes discussion)

Friday 12 April
09.30-10.00 Welcome and opening remarks
Session 1 Survey Projects
10.00-10.30 Kostas Sbonias & Georgia Kordatzaki: The Vrysinas mountain archaeological survey in Crete: Interpreting the Late Minoan IIIC refuge settlement landscape
10.30-11.00 Robin Rönnlund: The Greek–Swedish survey of the multi-phase city at Thessalian Vlochos
11.00-11.30 Will M. Kennedy: The Petra Hinterland Social Landscapes Project. Preliminary Results of a First Architectural Survey Season
11.30-12.00 Coffee Break
12.00-12.30 Devrim Sönmez, Jonas Breuers, Ergül Kodaş, and Thore Hübert: Survey work around Göbekli Tepe, Southeast Turkey - 2023
12.30-13.00 Myrsini Gkouma, Panagiotis Karkanas, Yiannis Papadatos, Tom Brogan and Chrysa Sofianou: In search of a lost city: a geoarchaeological study of the Minoan habitation in the Ierapetra plain
13.00-14.00 Lunch Break
Session 2 Methodological issues
14.00-14.30 Martijn van Leusen: Site Revisits: what can we learn from them?
14.30-15.00 Antoni Puig Palerm, Letty ten Harkel, Ritchie Kolvers: Prospecting the area at Son Sard: understanding Roman rural landscapes on Mallorca
15.00-15.30 Damjan Donev: Ceramic surveys and test-probing at a multiperiod settlement in the Vardar Valley
15.30-16.00 Vangelis Samaras & Zozi Papadopoulou: Surveying an uninhabited island: Methodological questions, challenges, and perspectives in the intensive field survey of Rheneia (Cyclades, Greece)
16.00-16.30 Tea Break
16.30-17.00 Yiannis Papadatos & Chrysa Sofianou: Archaeological “autopsies” in Greece: some thoughts on the basis of the results of two surface surveys in the area of Siteia, East Crete
17.00-17.30 Alexandra Katevaini: Walking the fields with KoBoToolBox at hand
17.30-18.00 Dionysios Kalantzis-Papadopoulos: The Hinterland of Medieval Chalcis Survey Project: some preliminary results of the extensive field survey

Saturday 13 April
Session 3 Interpretation of survey data
09.30-10.00 John Bintliff, Anthony Snodgrass, Phil Howard and Christel Mueller: The Sanctuary of the Muses in context: the contribution of landscape archaeology
10.00-10.30 Konstantinos P. Trimmis & Lita Tzortzopoulou-Gregory: Landscape biographies and insular surveys: The case of Australian Paliochora Kythera Archaeological Survey (APKAS)
10.30-11.00 Rebecca Klug & Johannes Bergemann: Vito Soldano (Agrigento) and the Sicilian vici landscape in imperial and late antique times
11.00-11.30 Julia Sarabia-Bautista: Long-term rural landscapes in the late Roman and early medieval period: the example of Balazote villa (Albacete, Spain)
11.30-12.00 Coffee Break
Session 4 Multimethod approaches
12.00-12.30 Evan Levine, Rebecca Levitan, Eirini Legaki and Demetrios Athanasoulis: The Naxos Quarry Project: Interdisciplinary Survey of an Island Economy
12.30-13.00 Markos Katsianis: Curating and reassessing geospatial site survey data
13.00-13.30 Günther Schörner: Fieldwalking and beyond: How to learn more about the hinterland of Regina Turdulorum (pr. Badajoz, Spain)
13.30-14.30 Lunch Break
14.30-15.00 Nena Galanidou, Peny Tsakanikou, Georgia Beka, George Iliopoulos, Simon Kübler, Areti Zoulia, and Joanne Tactikos: The early Palaeolithic settlement of Lesbos: the off-site evidence
15.00-15.30 Nikolas Dimakis and Gerasimos Trasanis: Towards a Mountain Archaeology: The Philippaioi project (PHILI.P)
15.30-16.00 Eurudice Kefalidou, Merkourios Georgiadis, Arnau Garcia-Molsosa, Alfredo Mayoral, Hector Orengo, Constantina Kallintzi: The Archaeological Project of Abdera and Xanthi (APAX): 2015 - today
16.00-16.30 Katja Sporn, Petros Kounouklas and Will M. Kennedy: The Kephissos Valley Project. Current Results and Future Perspectives
16.30-17.00 Alex Knodell: Archaeological Lidar in Greece: A Summary of Recent Work