Project Team Members:
- Neolithic: 9,000/8,000 - 3100 B.C.
- Early Bronze Age: 3100 - 2050 B.C.
- Middle Bronze Age: 2050 - 1680 B.C.
- Archaic: 725 - 480 B.C.
- Classical: 480 - 323 B.C.
- Hellenistic: 323 - 27 B.C.
- Imperial Roman: 27 B.C. - A.D. 337
- Late Roman: A.D. 337 - 650
- Middle Byzantine: A.D. 650 - 1024
- Frankish: A.D. 1204 - 1460
- Venetian: A.D. 1204-1669
- Ottoman: A.D. 1453 - 1821
Southern Euboea, the region that corresponds to the ancient political area of the Classical Karystia, is a geographical and cultural entity strategically located at the junction of major maritime routes, well known in ancient literature and important for the history of Greece and the Aegean. Prior to the efforts of the Southern Euboea Exploration Project (SEEP), very little archaeological research had been conducted in the region. Only three sites had been tested by excavation (two by Papavasileiou in the early 1900s, and one by Moutsopoulos in the 1950s), and past surveys had catalogued a total of nine ancient sites. Since 1984, SEEP has added over 375 ancient sites to the record, including 163 on the barren Paximadhi peninsula, the largest contiguous area to be intensively surveyed in Greece. Over the years, research and fieldwork has been conducted by over 200 professionals and student volunteers from half a dozen countries and has been divided into independent phases.
Crielaard, Jan Paul, Xenia Charalambidou, Maria Chidiroglou, Maria Kosma and Filiz Songu. 2014. "The Plakari Archaeological Project. Preliminary Report on the Third Field Season (2012)." Pharos 20.2: 1-24.
Chidiroglou, Maria. 2014. "Classical and Late Classical Pottery from the Sanctuary of Plakari, Karystos: First Report." Pharos 20.2: 53-78.
Chatzidimitrious, Athina and Maria Chidiroglou. 2014. "Ancient Towers in Central and Southern Euboea." Pgs. 311-338. In Meditations on the Diversity of the Built Environment in the Aegean Basin and Beyond. Proceedings of a Colloquium In Memorium of Dr. Frederick E. Winter, Canadian Institute in Greece, June 22-23, 2012. D. Rupp and J. Tomlinson eds. Publications of the Canadian Institute in Greece 8. Athens: Canadian Institute in Greece.
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Wickens, J. 2011. “Survey of the Bouros‐Kastri Peninsula in the Southern Karystia, Euboea.” Pgs. 77-94. In Euboea and Athens: Proceedings of a Colloquium in Memory of Malcolm B. Wallace. Athens, 26‐27 June 2009. D. Rupp and J. Tomlinson eds. Athens: Canadian Institute in Greece.
Tankosic, Zarko and Maria Chidiroglou. 2010. “The Karystian Kampos Survey Project: Methods and Preliminary Results.” Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry 10.3: 11-17.
Rupp, David. 2009. “The Fieldwork of the Canadian Institute in Greece, 2008: Southern Euboea Exploration Project: Kampos Survey.” Mouseion 9.2: 122-123.
Wallace, M.B., Keller, D.R., Wickens, J. and Lamberton, R. 2006. “The Southern Euboea Exploration Project: 25 Years of Archaeological Research.” Pgs. 18-50. In Antiquities of Karystos. M. Chidiroglou and A. Chatzidimitriou eds. Karystos: Kosmos Press.
Talalay, Lauren E., Tracey Cullen, Donald R. Keller and Lia Karimali. 2005. “Prehistoric Occupation in Southern Euboea: an Overview.” Pgs. 21-44. In Ancient Greece at the Turn of the Millennium: Recent Work and Future Perspectives. N. Kennell ed. Athens: Canadian Archaeological Institute at Athens.
Kosso, Cynthia. 1996. “A Late Roman Complex at Palaiochora near Karystos in Southern Euboia, Greece.” Échos du monde classique = Classical views 15, 40.1: 201-230.
Kosso, Peter. 1993. “Middle Range Theory in Historical Archaeology.” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 24.2: 163-184.
Keller, Donald and Malcolm Wallace. 1990. “Pre-Modern Land Routes in Southern Euboea.” Échos du monde classique = Classical views 9, 34.9: 195-199.
Keller, Donald and Malcolm Wallace. 1988. “The Canadian Karystia Project: Two Classical Farmsteads.” Échos du monde classique = Classical views 7, 32.7: 151-157.
Keller, Donald and Malcolm Wallace. 1987 (October). “The Canadian Karystia Project: How to Catch a Cleruch.” Canadian Archaeological Institute in Athens Bulletin 8.4.
Keller, Donald and Malcolm Wallace. 1987. “The Canadian Karystia Project: 1986.” Échos du monde classique = Classical views 6, 31.6: 225-227.
Keller, Donald and Malcolm Wallace. 1986. “The Canadian Karystia Project.” Échos du monde classique = Classical views 5, 30.2: 155-159.
Keller, Donald. 1985. Archaeological Survey in Southern Euboea, Greece: a Reconstruction of Human Activity from Neolithic Times through the Byzantine Period. PhD Dissertation, Indiana University at Bloomington.
Keller, Donald R. 1983. “Southern Euboea Exploration Project.” Pgs. 231-232. In Archaeological Survey in the Mediterranean Region. Donald R. Keller and David Rupp eds. BAR International Series 155. Oxford: BAR International Series.
Keller, Donald. 1982. "Final Neolithic Pottery from Plakari, Karystos." Miscellanea Graeca 5:47-67.
Keller, Donald. 1980 (Spring). "Survey and Salvage in Southern Euboea." American School of Classical Studies at Athens Newsletter.
Wallace, Malcolm. 1974. “Herodotos and Euboia.” Phoenix 28: 22-44.
Wallace, Malcolm. 1972. The History of Karystos from the Sixth to the Fourth Centuries BC. Phd Dissertation, University of Toronto.
Wallace, Malcolm and Hugh J. Mason. 1972. “Appius Claudius Pulcher and the Hollows of Euboia.” Hesperia 41.1: 128-140.