in the Middle Helladic Argolid
2000 - 1500 BC
international, multidisciplinary project has received a Grant for Innovative
Research by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The
project is also financed by the University of Groningen.
The aim of the project is to interpret the important social, political and cultural changes that took place in the southern Greek mainland during the Middle Helladic period and the transition to the Late Helladic (approx. 2000 - 1500 BC). The task is undertaken by means of an integrated analysis of settlement, funerary, skeletal and iconographic data from the Argolid, northeastern Peloponnese.
The central question of the project, the redefinition of personal, ethnic and cultural identities within wider processes of socio-political change, has a wider relevance beyond the Aegean and occupies a central position in current theoretical debates in archaeology.
Director: Dr. Sofia Voutsaki, Groningen Institute of Archaeology