Greece - Methone


The Ancient Methone Archaeological Project aims to explore the dynamics of landscape and landscape change, with a focus on sea level changes and related shoreline shifts. Integrated geophysical and geomorphological investigations are aimed at reconstructing the palaeoshoreline that defines the precise location and extent of the port of ancient Methone. Identifying the location of the port will provide crucial information that will help guide and focus plans for the broader study of the Haliakmon Delta – a key geographical elements linking riverine and coastline transport/communication routes to regional models of landscape evolution. In addition, complementary excavations planned for 2014 are aimed at exploring Methone’s early marketplace—the earliest surviving agora in the Greek world—and the important metal, glass, clay, stone, and bone/ivory production locales uncovered at the site since 2003.

Greece Methone Archaeology Field School - Institute for Field Research Field Schools Greece - Methone18-352014-06-20
Course Dates: Aug 03 - Sep 13 2014
Enrollment Status: CLOSED 
Total Cost: $ 4,550 
Course Type: Field Archaeology
Instructors: Prof. Sarah Morris, Prof. John Papadopoulos

Course Syllabus 


Sarah Morris

Prof. Sarah Morris

Prof. Morris ( is the Steinmetz Professor of Classical Archaeology and Material Culture at the Department of Classics and Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA. For more information, click here.
John Papadopoulos

Prof. John Papadopoulos

Prof. Papadopoulos ( is a Professor at the Department of Classics and Chair of the Interdepartmental Ph.D. Program in Archaeology at UCLA. For more information, click here.


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Student Fees

Early Enrollment Begins November 15 - Full payment must be received by April 1  
(Full Payment = Deposit + Tuition)
 Payment by Cashier or Personal Check Payment by Credit Card/Debit Card
Deposit:500 USD Deposit: 510 USD 
Tuition: 4,050 USD Tuition: 4,140 USD 

Late Enrollment Begins April 2 - Full payment must be received 10 days prior to course start date
(Full Payment = Deposit + Tuition)
 Payment by Cashier or Personal Check Payment by Credit Card/Debit Card
Deposit:500 USD Deposit: 510 USD 
Tuition: 4,150 USD Tuition: 4,240 USD 


The project is based in the attractive seaside village of Makrygialos in Pieria, 3 km south of ancient Methone and ca. 45 km from Thessaloniki (Salonika).  Students share accommodation with team members at two local hotels in double or triple rooms (equipped with sheets, towels, bath, kitchenette, AC, TV).  

MEALS:  Breakfast supplies are provided for each room.  Lunch and dinner are provided at two local restaurants.  Saturday dinner and Sunday meals are not covered by the project.  All meals will be communal events and will provide plenty of nutritious but basic food in the tradition of local cuisine. The daily diet of food in Greece is rich in fresh vegetables and fruits, and local seafood.  However, specialized diets (vegan, kosher, gluten-free, etc.) may be impossible to satisfy in this location.