Zagora archaeological site.
Forgan Smith (building 1), The University of Queensland, St Lucia
Venue: Forgan Smith (building 1), The University of Queensland, St Lucia.

The Zagora Archaeological Project

In 2012 archaeological fieldwork recommenced at the Early Iron Age settlement site of Zagora on the Greek island of Andros. Conducted as a collaborative venture by the University of Sydney, the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens, the Athens Archaeological Society and the Powerhouse Museum, and funded by a three-year Australian Research Council Discovery Project Grant, work at the site is aimed at expanding our knowledge of life in this early urban centre. Occupation here flourished through the ninth and eighth centuries BC and then, circa 700 BC for reasons now under exploration, the occupants abandoned their homes. This paper will present something of our current investigation into the rise and fall of this extraordinarily well-preserved example of early Western urbanism.