Lecture given by Dr Jon Henderson, Associate Professor, Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham.
Joint lecture with the Prehistoric Society
Pavlopetri, off the coast of Laconia, Greece, is the oldest submerged town in the world with remains dating from at least 3,500 BC through to the end of the Mycenaean period c.1,100 BC. Recent underwater research has traced structures over 8 hectares of seabed consisting of intact domestic buildings, larger public constructions, courtyards, streets, graves and rock-cut tombs. As the current project comes to a close this lecture will consider the nature of occupation at the site through time, how it came to be submerged and its wider role in the maritime trade networks of the Aegean.
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