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Tailor made Tour

Create your own trip through Historical sites according to your plan!

Monemvasia Castle

The islet of Monemvasia used to be a promontory that was harshly cut off from the mainland after a devastating earthquake in 375 A.D. It has a height of 300m and it is made entirely out of steep colourful rock. Slowly, it was evolved into a famous castle-town and became the strategic base of trade […]

Castle Town of Mistras

The worldwide known medieval castle-town of Mistras rises on a steep hill on the foothills of the magnificent mountain range of Taygetos, dominating the valley of Sparta. It was founded in 1249 by the Franks, but soon after it was conquered by the Byzantines who made it the center of trade and culture of the […]

A walk inside Sparti

A walking tour inside Sparta with its hidden and less known monuments would be interesting for someone who wants to learn both about ancient and modern Sparta. We walk next to excavations, older and more recent ones, we visit roman and byzantine baths, fragments of mosaics, the temple of Apollo (the so called “tomb of […]

Ancient Sparti

“Ancient Sparti” When we hear the name “Sparta“, it probably comes to our mind the name of one of its most famous king and general, Leonidas. Leonidas and his soldiers lived and walked on the same ground that we stand. We will see the modern statue of Leonidas, influenced by the ancient one that was […]

archaeological sites ancient ruins guide

An archaeological site is a place (or group of physical sites) in which evidence of past activity is preserved (either prehistoric or historic or contemporary), and which has been, or may be, investigated using the discipline of archaeology and represents a part of the archaeological record. Sites may range from those with few or no remains visible above ground, to buildings and other structures still in use. archaeological sites ancient ruins guide

Beyond this, the definition and geographical extent of a “site” can vary widely, depending on the period studied and the theoretical approach of the archaeologist.

It is almost invariably difficult to delimit a site. It is sometimes taken to indicate a settlement of some sort although the archaeologist must also define the limits of human activity around the settlement. Any episode of deposition such as a hoard or burial can form a site as well. Development-led archaeology undertaken as cultural resources management has the disadvantage (or the benefit) of having its sites defined by the limits of the intended development. Even in this case, however, in describing and interpreting the site, the archaeologist will have to look outside the boundaries of the building site.

There are many ways to find sites, one example can be through surveys. Surveys involve walking around analyzing the land looking for artifacts. It can also involve digging, according to the Archaeological Institute of America,“archaeologists actively search areas that were likely to support human populations, or in places where old documents and records indicate people once lived.” This helps archaeologists in the future. In case there was no time, or money during the finding of the site, archaeologists can come back and visit the site for further digging to find out the extent of the site. Archaeologist can also sample randomly within a given area of land as another form of conducting surveys. Surveys are very useful, according to Jess Beck, “it can tell you where people were living at different points in the past.