Participants will meet with Australians working at Zagora and hear all about their research, along with spending time off the tourist trail on the Sithonia Peninsula and visiting the seaside village of Torone, where Australian archaeologists have worked for almost 30 years.
His achievements included conducting excavations at the Geometric settlement of Zagora on Andros in 1967. This was a collaboration between the Athens Archaeological Society and the University of Sydney.
by Paul Donnelly
Powerhouse Museum Curator and Archaeologist
While driving along the twenty minute winding drive between the Zagora site and the dig HQ at Batsi the team convoy enjoys the twice-daily morning and evening sight of the distant sparkling sea patterned by fingers of sunlight silvering patches of blue and only broken by the peaks of neighbouring islands and far-off mainland. The proximity of these neighbours demonstrates the commonality of Greek island life while at the same time emphasising their independence from each other. Our daily scene makes it easy to understand the development of the small city-state or Polis that is so distinctive to ancient Greek political and social development.