2017

Excavations were resumed at the Sanctuary of Zeus in 2017. The Director of the project is Dr. Anna Karapanagiotou, Director, Ephorate of Antiquities of Arcadia and the co-directors are Dr. David Gilman Romano and Dr. Mary Voyatzis, both of the University of Arizona. The work was made possible through the generosity of individuals, private foundations, and Greek-American supporters from the United States. The financial support of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Karabots of Fort Washington, Pa. and Ms. Annette Merle-Smith of Princeton, New Jersey continues to be of major importance.

The project also received important recent support from the 1984 Foundation, INSTAP, the Institute for Aegean Prehistory. The Politistikos Syllogos of Ano Karyes and its President, Mr. Kyriakos Karagiannis, and its former President Mr. Christos Koumoundouros, have continued to support all of our efforts in Arcadia. The owner of the Ambeliona Retreat in the village of Ambeliona, Spyros Angelopoulos, also provided food and accommodation at a greatly reduced price for our entire team. This was our fourteenth continuous year of work at the site of Mt. Lykaion, and our second excavation season after five study seasons, 2011-2015, following five years of excavation, 2006-2010, and two years of preliminary geophysical and topographical survey, 2004-2005.

The Ephorate of Antiquities of Arcadia representation included the following personnel:

Λίστα συμμετεχόντων Ελληνικής ομάδας.
· Δρ. Καραπαναγιώτου Άννα Βασιλική, Διευθύντρια του ερευνητικού και ανασκαφικού προγράμματος-Προϊσταμένη της ΕΦ.Α. Αρκαδίας.
· Σωτηροπούλου Ιωάννα, Υπεύθυνη αρχαιολόγος στην ανασκαφή και μελέτη-Ma in Heritage Management
· Χριστοφίλου Θεώνη, Υπεύθυνη αρχαιολόγος στην ανασκαφή και μελέτη-Ma in Heritage Management
· Σωτηροπούλου Δήμητρα, Επιβλέπων πολιτικός μηχανικός-Μεταπτυχιακή εξειδίκευση στο Δομοστατικό Σχεδιασμό και Ανάλυση Κατασκευών.
· Δρ. Καρατζάς Γεώργιος, Επιβλέπων αρχιτέκτων μηχανικός –MSc in Architectural Conservation, Μεταπτυχιακή εξειδίκευση ΜΔΕ Αρχιτεκτονική-Σχεδιασμός του χώρου: Πολεοδομία-Χωροταξία, Διδακτορικό στη Διαχείριση και Ανάδειξη Μνημείων.
· Κωνσταντίνα Γιαννέ, ΔΕ σχεδιάστρια.
· Πλατανίτη Νικολέττα, Υπεύθυνη συντήρησης. Πολιτισμολόγος-Δε συντηρήτρια.
· Τζέμης Γεώργιος, Τερζής Δημήτριος, Καρακατσάνης Χρήστος, Ηλιόπουλος Ηλίας, εργατοτεχνικό προσωπικό.
· Γεώργιος Τσαμίλης, Φοιτητής στο τμήμα Ιστορίας, Αρχαιολογίας και Διαχείρισης Πολιτισμικών Αγαθών του Πανεπιστημίου Πελοποννήσου.
· Γεώργιος Τσούκας, Οδηγός.

Team Members

Co-Directors

  • Karapanagiotou, Dr. Anna Project Director & Director, Ephorate of Antiquities of Arcadia
    Co-Directors Ephorate of Antiquities of Arcadia Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey Project
  • Romano, Dr. David Gilman Co-Director & Field Director, University of Arizona
    Co-Directors Archaeological Mapping Lab Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey Project The Parrhasian Heritage Park University of Arizona
  • Voyatzis, Dr. Mary E. Co-Director & Director of Finds, University of Arizona
    Co-Directors Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey Project University of Arizona

Greek Archaeological Service Representatives

  • Christophilou, Theoni Arkadian Ephorate of Antiquities
    Greek Archaeological Service Representatives
  • Psathi, Eleni Arkadian Ephorate of Antiquities
    Greek Archaeological Service Representatives
  • Sotiropoulou, Ioanna Arkadian Ephorate of Antiquities
    Greek Archaeological Service Representatives

Architects

  • Ford, Alexander Assistant Field Director for Architecture, MS in Historic Preservation, Columbia University
    Architects
  • Gusick, Audrey B.S. in Architecture, University of Arizona
    Architects
  • Kerner, Kya B.S. in Architecture, Temple University
    Architects
  • Otto, Jenna M.S. in Landscape Architecture, Temple University
    Architects
  • Weber, Aimee Undergraduate in Anthropology, University of Arizona
    Architects

Conservation

  • Zafeiri, Paraskevi M.A. Heritage Management, University of Kent
    Conservation

Excavators

  • Mahoney, Dr. Kyle Assistant Field Director, Ph.D, University of Pennsylvania
    Excavators Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey Project
  • Alberti, Lauren M.A. in Classics (Classical Archaeology), University of Arizona
    Excavators
  • Diamantopoulou, Thaleia M.S. student in Management of Monuments, University of Athens
    Excavators
  • Downing, Michaela B.A. in Classics and Anthropology, University of Arizona
    Excavators
  • Hou, Tyler Phillips Exeter Academy
    Excavators
  • Keck, John M.A. in Classical Archaeology, Florida State University
    Excavators
  • Keyser, Elizabeth M.A. in Classics (Classical Archaeology), University of Arizona
    Excavators
  • Moss, Kelly M.A. in Classics (Classical Archaeology), University of Arizona
    Excavators
  • Oberlin, Lauren M.A. student in Classics (Classical Archaeology), University of Arizona
    Excavators
  • Paraskevopoulou, Sofia B.A. in Archaeology, University of the Peloponnesos
    Excavators
  • Petrakis, Manolis Ph.D. student in Classical Archaeology, University of Athens
    Excavators
  • Rasmussen, Clare M.A. in Classics (Classical Archaeology), University of Arizona
    Excavators
  • Stephens, Jay Ph.D. student in Anthropology, University of Arizona
    Excavators
  • Tsikritea, Valia Ph.D. student in Classical Archaeology, University of Cincinnati
    Excavators
  • Veercersh, Shyama MSc. in Archaeological Sciences, Eberhard Karls University of Tubingen
    Excavators
  • Welch-Zaricor, Grace M.A. student in Classics (Classical Archaeology) University of Arizona
    Excavators
  • Wood, Jaden Phillips Exeter Academy
    Excavators

Museum Staff

  • Elis, Christine B.A. in Classical Civilizations, University of Arizona
    Museum Staff
  • Klesner, Kate Ph.D. student in Materials Science, University of Arizona
    Museum Staff
  • Kolb, Christina Archaeological illustrator
    Museum Staff
  • McKay, Rebekah Registrar, M.A. Archaeology, University of Exeter
    Museum Staff
  • Rolla, Billie M.A. in Classics (Classical Archaeology), University of Arizona
    Museum Staff
  • Wigodner, Alena Ph.D. student in Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Arizona
    Museum Staff

Operations Support

  • Keating, Tom Assistant Director for Logistics and Planning, University of Arizona
    Operations Support Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey Project University of Arizona

Parrhasian Heritage Park

  • Cassios, Dr. Costas Principal Investigator, Landscape Ecology and Evaluation, Parrhasian Heritage Park, National Technical University, Athens
    Parrhasian Heritage Park Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey Project
  • Romano, Dr. David Gilman University of Arizona. Director of the Field School & Director of the Park initiative
    Parrhasian Heritage Park Archaeological Mapping Lab Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey Project The Parrhasian Heritage Park University of Arizona
  • Barkoulas, Vasilis Undergraduate in the Department of Management, Finance and Communication of Cultural and Tourism Organizations, Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece
    Parrhasian Heritage Park
  • Davison, Mark Associate Director, Parrhasian Heritage Park Field School, Principal Investigator, Historical Landscape, Parrhasian Heritage Park, Boulder, Colorado Green Zone
    Parrhasian Heritage Park Archaeological Mapping Lab Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey Project
  • Diamantopoulou, Thaleia M.S. student in Management of Monuments, University of Athens
    Parrhasian Heritage Park
  • Kazantzi, Theofani B.S., Department of Cultural Heritage Management and New Technologies, University of Patras
    Parrhasian Heritage Park
  • Pantzou, Dr. Nota Associate Director, Parrhasian Heritage Park Field School, University of Patras, Cultural Heritage Management and New Technologies
    Parrhasian Heritage Park
  • Papakonstantinou, Dr. Dimitri National Technical University, Athens
    Parrhasian Heritage Park
  • Tzounopoulou, Eleni Master’s student in Management of Cultural Organizations, Open University, Patras
    Parrhasian Heritage Park

Specialists

  • Martin, Stephanie Assistant Director for Kronos (database), Ph.D. student in Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Arizona
    Specialists
  • Mitsos, Dr. Yannis Network Operations Manager, GRNET
    Specialists
  • Romano, Dr. Irene Bald Principal Investigator for sculpture and statue bases, University of Arizona
    Specialists American School of Classical Studies at Athens and the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey Project
  • Stapp, Dr. Nicholas L. Director of Spatial Analysis, Archaeological Mapping Lab, University of Arizona
    Specialists Archaeological Mapping Lab Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey Project

Topographical Survey

  • Griffith, Philip Assistant Field Director for Topographical Survey, MS in GIS, Florida State University
    Topographical Survey Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey Project
  • Czujko, Stephen M.A. in Classics (Classical Archaeology), University of Arizona
    Topographical Survey
  • Diffendale, Dan Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology, University of Michigan
    Topographical Survey Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey Project
  • Frelinghuysen, Christian B.A. in Film Studies, Lynn University
    Topographical Survey
  • Gutierrez, Juan Carlos B.S. in Architecture, University of Arizona
    Topographical Survey
  • Ogilvie-Laing, Titus B.A. in Photography, Bard College
    Topographical Survey