7 Weeks at IMS-FORTH

Thanks to a research grant from ArchaeoLandscapes Europe, I am in the midst of a 7-week internship with GeoSat ReSeArch at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies – FORTH (go ahead, like ’em on Facebook). This is my third trip to the institute, which is located in beautiful and balmy Rethymno, Crete. There are only couple…

Settlements in Space!

Just a quick update on my work here at IMS-FORTH (see more here): today I finished working with an Ottoman historian here at the institute to translate a 16th-century tax record for my research area. There were a total of 38 villages listed in the southwestern part of the Mani peninsula, 23 of which we found…

Travels in the Aegean: IMS-FORTH

The second phase of my research in Greece is well underway (click here for Phase 1). I’m writing from a desk in Rethymno, Crete, at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies – Foundation of Research and Technology, Hellas, and more specifically, the Laboratory of Geophysical – Satellite Remote Sensing and Archaeo-environment. Last year, I had the…

Travels in the Aegean: NASK 2013

I landed in Greece about one week ago and will be here for the next two months, conducting research at a number of different institutions (check out the map at the bottom). All of these places are close to heart, albeit for different reasons. First up is Karystos (island of Euboea), then on to Rethymno…