Fieldwork in June and July, 2009.
Both ongoing field-projects at Tegea, a survey of a side-valley to the east of the urban centre and an excavation in centre of the ancient city, starts in June, 2009. For updated information on the ongoing fieldwork, recent findings, ongoing discussions, participants and social events in connection with the fieldwork go to tegea.blog
«Sites in Marginal Landscapes: The Norwegian Arcadia Survey. Part 2». Report from fieldwork in 2008.
For more information on the findings and the research project see the REPORT FROM 2008 SEASON OF ”SITES IN MARGINAL LANDSCAPES. THE NORWEGIAN ARCADIA SURVEY PART II (NAS 2).” by Jørgen Bakke
EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CULTURAL HISTORY
Seminar at the University of Oslo 18. April, 2009.
The ongoing research at Tegea was at the focus of attention at a seminar at the University of Oslo in April entitled Eastern Mediterranean Cultural History. Professor Erik Østby from the University of Bergen presented his view of ”Early Tegea, Sparta, and the sanctuary of Athena Alea,” Associate Professor Jørgen Bakke from the Universitry of Bergen spoke on ”Marginal Landscapes and Cultural Memory in Ancient Tegea,” Associate Professor Knut Ødegård from the University of Oslo spoke on ”Polis foundation and urbanisation at ancient Tegea,” and Research Fellow Hege Agathe Bakke-Alisøy from the University Bergen talked about ”The Prehistory of Tegea.” The seminar was organised by the two Norwegian archaeologists Ole Christian Aslaksen and Lene Os Johannesen, and took place at Studentersamfunnet/Chateau Neuf in Oslo.
Swedish archaeologist presents THE URBAN MIND project in Bergen
Swedish archaeologist Gullög Nordquist presented the research project THE URBAN MIND: CULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DYNAMICS, in a seminar at The University of Bergen on 23. January, 2009. Nordquist’s talk adressed the phenomenon of Aegean urbanisation from urban features in early bronze age settlements to the urban culture of Byzantium-Constantinople-Istanbul. As a field archaeologist Nordquist has long experience from the Argolid and Tegea, both in the Peloponnese, Greeece. Nordquist is Professor of Archaeology, and Head of the Departement of Archaeology and Ancient History at Uppsala University, Sweden, and she is also a member of the MEMER network.