A lecture by Brendan Burke, Associate Professor and Department Chair of Greek and Roman Studies at the University of Victoria, Canada.
Excavations at ancient Eleon, located 15 km east of Thebes in central Greece, have revealed a center of vibrant activity throughout the Late Bronze Age, starting with a burial complex of the Late Helladic I period (ca. 1600 BCE) and continuing to significant settlement remains of the Late Helladic IIIC period (ca. 1100 BCE). Work has also revealed intriguing evidence for the site’s re-use in historical periods, when the construction of a massive polygonal wall redefined the site’s topography and function during the late Archaic period (ca. 500 BCE).
This is the annual Sandra L. Church Lecture in memory of Albert H. Clayburgh, sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America and the UCSB Department of Classics.
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