Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Geophysical Investigations in Pelasgia & Androna

Geophysical prospection techniques were applied in the regions of Pelasgia & Glyfa/Andron, in Central Greece. In Pelasgia, investigations were concentrated around a mud constructed Bronze Age tumulus. Previous excavations had revealed a couple of burials, wall remains and residues of burning 1m below the surface. The bulk of the tumulus has been destroyed by past interventions. In Andron the prospection survey was concentrated on the lower slopes of the Acropolis to the north and close to the coastline. In the surrounding region, excavations revealed a cemetery containing a large number of graves. High-resolution magnetic gradient and soil resistivity techniques were applied to both regions. In Pelasgia excavations verified some of the candidate targets, revealing concentrations of ceramic fragments, three burials and other finds, mainly of the Middle Helladic era. A number of architectural features were also identified by magnetic techniques in the region of Glyfa/Andron.

  • Apostolos Sarris