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The Kingdom of Kadmos: Research at Ancient Eleon in Central Greece
Sunday, February 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Dr. Brendan Burke, Andrew W. Mellon Professor, American School of Classical Studies at Athens; Professor Greek and Roman Studies, University of Victoria
The talk will present the results of the excavations by the Canadian Institute in Greece in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Boeotia from 2012–2018. The site of Eleon had never been explored archaeologically before this work. We have discovered a cemetery of the Early Mycenaean period (ca. 1600 BCE), a late Helladic settlement (1200–1100 BCE) and evidence for an Archaic–Classical period sanctuary.
Brendan Burke is a former interim Academic Director of the Canadian Institute in Greece, he continues to serve on the Board of Directors and chairs the Survey and Excavation Committee and the Vision and Mission Committee. While completing his PhD at UCLA he spent three years in Greece, excavating at Corinth, on Methana, and working at the Phrygian capital of Gordion in central Turkey, focussing on the economics of cloth production in the Minoan, Mycenaean, Phrygian worlds, spanning the Bronze Age through the Iron Age. Since 2007, he has been co–directing the Eastern
Boeotia Archaeological Project in central Greece, leading the excavation at ancient Eleon which spans the early Mycenaean period through the Medieval age. This talk will present the most recent results from excavation and survey between 2017–2021.
Zoom link: https://carleton-ca.zoom.us/j/95404311966