17 February 2012
Plakari Project receives INSTAP grant
The Institute for Aegean Prehistory at Philadelphia, USA, has awarded a substantial research grant to the Plakari Archaeological Project to support the fieldwork and related research in 2012. This grant will be used to cover the costs of the excavation and, especially, the recording, study and conservation of Early Iron Age material (10th – 8th c. BCE). Conservation of metal items is necessary for the preservation and exhibition of these items in the Karystos archaeological museum, but also highly relevant for the final publication of the archaeological finds from Plakari. Mrs. Filiz Songu will prepare the EIA material from earlier research at Plakari (1979-2009) for publication in Plakari I. Dr. X. Charalambidou will focus on the EIA pottery from the 2011 and 2012 excavations, which she will analyse and study for publication in Plakari II.
We wish to express our sincerest thanks to INSTAP for its assistance in funding our fieldwork and conservation and publication program.