Corinthian Matters at the Archaeological Institute of America 2016

AIA2016I was not able to physically attend the annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Society for Classical Studies late last week in San Francisco, but I did get to co-author with Bill Caraher a paper on the abandoned village of Lakka Skoutara for a colloquium on abandoned villages (more on that tomorrow). Bill has offered a short review /reflection on the conference at his blog this morning. The final program of the AIA, still available in PDF form, suggests a robust selection of Corinthian studies and the archaeology of the northeast Peloponnese. Here are some of those I noticed.

Session: The Archaeology of Greece in Late Antiquity

  • CHAIR: William Caraher, University of North Dakota
  • “House Size and Elite Inequality in Roman Greece” (Kilian P. Mallon, Stanford University)
  • “Keeping an Even Temper in Times of Trouble: Continuity and the Maintenance of Ceramic Traditions in Late Roman Corinth” (Mark D. Hammond, AIA Member at Large, and Heather Graybehl, AIA Member at Large )
  • “Local Prosperity and Regional Economy in Roman to Early Byzantine Greece: The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2014–2015” (Joseph L. Rife, Vanderbilt University, Jorge J. Bravo III, University of Maryland, College Park, and Sebastian Heath, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University)
  • “Market Access in Late Antique Thrace: The Ceramic Perspective from Molyvoti” (Alistair Mowat, University of Manitoba, Nicholas Hudson, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and Thomas F. Tartaron, University of Pennsylvania)
  • “Excavation in the Late Antique City at Golemo Gradište, Konjuh, 2014–2015” (Carolyn S. Snively, Gettysburg College, and Goran Sanev, Archaeological Museum, Skopje)


Session: The Northeast Peloponessos

  • CHAIR: Joseph L. Rife, Vanderbilt University
  • “Sikyon Excavations: 2013 and 2014 Seasons” (Yannis Lolos, University of Thessaly, Scott Gallimore, Wilfrid Laurier University, Sarah James, University of Colorado, Boulder, Nicola Nenci, University of Edinburgh, Matthew Maher, University of Winnipeg, Susan-Marie Price, University of British Columbia, and Martin Wells, Austin College)
  • “Trading and Transporting Timber in the Peloponnese: The Special Roles of Sikyon and Corinth” (Morgan T. Condell, University of Pennsylvania)
  • “Athena at Corinth: Revisiting the Attribution of the Temple of Apollo” (Angela Ziskowski, Coe College)
  • “Outreach in Ancient Corinth: Educational Enrichment in the United States and Greece” (Katherine Petrole, Corinth Excavations, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, and Ioulia Tzonou-Herbst, Corinth Excavations, American School of Classical Studies at Athens)
  • “The Antonine Julian Basilica in Corinth” (Paul D. Scotton, California State University, Long Beach)

Colloquium: Deserted Villages (Double session sponsored by the Medieval and Post-Medieval Archaeology Interest Group. ORGANIZERS: Deborah E. Brown Stewart, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, and Kostis Kourelis, Franklin & Marshall College. These are the papers relevant to the Corinthia and Peloponnese)

  • “Life in an Abandoned Village: The Case of Lakka Skoutara” (William Caraher, University of North Dakota, and David Pettegrew, Messiah College)
  • “An Abandoned Mudbrick Hamlet at Penteskouphi near Corinth: Its Condition, Educational Potential, and Natural Environment” (Guy D. R. Sanders, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Isabel E. M. Sanders, Independent Scholar, and Miyon Yoo, Independent Scholar)
  • “Drones and Stones: Mapping Deserted Villages in Lidoriki, Greece” (Todd Brenningmeyer, Maryville University, Miltos Katsaros, National Polytechnic University of Athens, and Kostis Kourelis, Franklin & Marshall College)
  • “Abandoned Settlements in a Historically Abandoned Environment: The Example of Kythera” (Lita Tzortozopoulou-Gregory, The Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens, and Timothy E. Gregory, Ohio State University
  • “Roads, Routes and Abandoned Villages in the Western Argolid” (Dimitri Nakassis, University of Toronto, William Caraher, University of North Dakota, Sarah James, University of Colorado, Boulder, and Scott Gallimore, Wilfrid Laurier University)

Individual Papers:

  • “The Archaic Reservoir at the Sanctuary of Poseidon at Isthmia: A Study of Depositional Processes” (Martha K. Risser, Trinity College, Connecticut )
  • “Finding Their Way: Late Classical Votive Reliefs at Ancient Corinth” (Aileen Ajootian, University of Mississippi)
  • “Korakou, the Port City of Mycenaean Corinth” (Ioulia Tzonou-Herbst, American School of Classical Studies at Athens)
  • “Sauroctonos Corinthius” (Jenifer Neils, Case Western Reserve University)
  • “Little Gifts: Dedications at the Sacred Spring in Corinth” (Theodora Kopestonsky, University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

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