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Lecture: “Greeks in the North: The Excavation and Survey of a Trading Port in Aegean Thrace (2013-2015)”

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Lecture: “Greeks in the North: The Excavation and Survey of a Trading Port in Aegean Thrace (2013-2015)”

February 2nd at 6:30pm at the Embassy of Greece.

The Embassy of Greece in Washington D.C. and the Washington D.C. Society of the Archaeological Institute of America present “Greeks in the North: The Excavation and Survey of a Trading Port in Aegean Thrace (2013-2015)” by Dr. Nathan Arrington, Princeton University.

Ancient Thrace was a land of opportunity, adventure, and trouble. This talk presents the results of a Greek-American archaeological expedition (synergasia) that has explored a large trading port on the Thracian sea, south of modern Komotini. Established by Greek colonists in the 7th or 6th cen. BC, the settlement participated in a north Aegean trade network. The talk will present the history of occupation at the site; the evidence for daily life in the Classical and Roman periods; and the site’s contributions to economic, political, and social history.

Nathan Arrington is Assistant Professor and Director of the Program in Archaeology in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University. He is also co-director of the Molyvoti, Thrace, Archaeological Project (MTAP), a co-operation with the Rhodope Ephorate of Antiquities under the auspices of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. The interdisciplinary project investigates a trading port on the Thracian Sea in its changing environmental, economic, and cultural contexts, and within evolving regional trade and power networks.

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