The Zakynthos Archaeology Project


The island of Zakynthos (Greece) has a rich and varied history, but is notoriously lacking in archaeological remains. This “scarcity of archaeology” is primarily due to the extensive destruction of the ancient landscapes by earthquakes and intensive agriculture and building. Starting point for this project is our conviction that we need to be better informed about archaeologically marginal areas such as Zakynthos in order to understand the ancient world.

The Zakynthos Archaeology Project (2005-2015) is an interdisciplinary research project with the aim to relate the distribution of archaeological finds to the dynamic landscape of the island. To achieve this, scholars and students from various Dutch and Greek universities carry out a range of researches: intensive archaeological survey, remote sensing, geological prospection, limited archaeological excavations (test trenches), study of materials and reconnaissance surveys.

The project is a cooperation between the Netherlands Institute in Athens and the Ephorate for Antiquities at Zakynthos. It is directed by Dr Gert Jan van Wijngaarden (University of Amsterdam) and by Christina Merkouri (Ephorate for Antiquities at Zakynthos).

This dataset for EASY of DANS consists of all primary data of the archaeological survey, excavation and find processing collected between 2005 and 2015. A wide variety of research data types are included, such as field photos and drawings, find photos and drawings, GIS-files, databases, reports, etc. The dataset is prepared for archiving by I. (Ivan) Kisjes MA and I.F. (Ilona) von Stein MA.

Related Identifier 11245/1.383354
Metadata Access
Creator Wijngaarden, G.J.M. van
Publisher Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)
Contributor University of Amsterdam;Stissi, V.V.;Ephorate of Antiquities at Zakynthos;Avramidis, P.;Pieters, N.;Kourtesi-Philippakis, G.;Merkouri, C.;Zananiri, I.;Kars, H.
Publication Year 2016
Rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Contact University of Amsterdam;Stissi, V.V.;Ephorate of Antiquities at Zakynthos;Avramidis, P.;Ephorate of Antiquities Zakynthos, Greece;Pieters, N.;University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands;Technological Educational Institute of Mesolonghi (TEI), Greece;Kourtesi-Philippakis, G.;Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands;National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, The Netherlands;Merkouri, C.;Institute of Geology and Mineral Exploration, Greece;Zananiri, I.;Kars, H.
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format image/jpeg;text/html;.avi;.csv;.ai;.gdb;application/pdf;arcgis / shape;tfw;.mdb / msaccess;image/tiff;text/plain;application/msword
Discipline Photographs;Prehistory
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Temporal Coverage Begin 2015-06-30T11:59:59Z
Temporal Coverage End 2016-10-18T11:59:59Z