The Ancient Methone Archaeological Project: A Preliminary Report on Fieldwork, 2014-2017,

by Sarah Morris, John K. Papadopoulos, Matthaios Bessios, Athena Athanassiadou, and Konstantinos Noulas

Hesperia, Volume 89, Issue 4
Page(s): 659-723
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2972/hesperia.89.4.0659
Year: 2020


Ancient Methone (Pieria) was a major port in northern Greece from the 1st millennium B.C. until Philip II of Macedon destroyed the city in 354 B.C. Excavations carried out since 2003 by the Greek Archaeological Service have unearthed Bronze Age burials, important Early Iron Age deposits and inscriptions, and direct evidence of the Macedonian siege, destruction, and aftermath, thereby extending the history of the settlement from the Late Neolithic period past the 4th century B.C. In 2012 an international team joined the Ephorate of Antiquities of Pieria to study and publish these discoveries, and as the Ancient Methone Archaeological Project, launched a fresh phase of multi disciplinary fieldwork from 2014 to 2017, the preliminary results of which are presented here.