KASP has these main goals:

To consolidate and improve the archaeological record

  • Systematize and digitize all extant information pertaining to the site (old maps, reports etc.).
  • Acquire new, controlled data in the field using non-invasive and minimally invasive techniques.
  • Integrate a variety of spatial data (digital elevation models, aerial and satellite imagery, GIS layers, analog maps, geophysical data).

To elucidate the chronological framework, extent and nature of ancient habitation in its environmental context

  • Define the chronological range of habitation around the citadel.
  • Examine anthropogenic affecting the broader area.
  • Examine geological and geomorphological processes affecting the site.
  • Understand the interrelationship of diachronic human activity and the landscape.

To clarify the role of Afidna in interregional networks of northern Attic and Boeotian sites from prehistory to later times

  • Understand its relationship with other ‘core’ sites of the mainland in the Bronze Age.
  • Explore its relationship with the polis of Athens as well as ‘marginal/border’ settlements in Attica and Boeotia diachronically.
  • Identify any shifts in the settlement pattern potentially linked to broader historical trends.

To evaluate and document the current state of the site for the purposes of heritage management and preservation

  • Identify anthropogenic interventions and land use trends potentially affecting preservation.
  • Identify possible future directions and areas for research.
  • Reach out to and engage local stakeholders and the community to educate the public.