Department of ClassicsUniversity of Cincinnati
Department of Classics
From 1991-1995, Jack Davis has been investigating the area of western Messenia in Greece using the techniques of archaeological surface survey, along with natural environmental investigations (geological, geomorphological, geophysical, and paleobotanical). The name of the project is PRAP (Pylos Regional Archaeological Project). During those years, fieldwork doubled the number of sites previously known in the area intensively surveyed. In addition, nearly all previously known sites in an additional 30 square kilometers have been reinvestigated; the spatial extent and chronological components of these have been defined with greater precision. This project is in the final stages of publication, one compenent of which is the PRAP web site, up since 1995. Since 1997, efforts have also focused on the presentation of the substantial number of unpublished finds from Blegen and Rawson's excavations at the Palace of Nestor, studies that have been organized and directed by Sharon Stocker.