The Sphakia Survey is an interdisciplinary archaeological project
whose main objective is to reconstruct the sequence of human activity
in a remote and rugged part of Crete (Greece), from the time that
people arrived in the area, by ca 3000 BC, until the end of Ottoman
rule in AD 1900. Our research covers three major epochs, Prehistoric,
Graeco-Roman, and Byzantine-Venetian-Turkish, and has involved the
work of many people using environmental,archaeological, documentary,
and local information.
Sphakia was studied as environmental zones, and geographical regions
for the purposes of this project, both containing many individual
sites of interest. This section explains more about zones, regions
and sites and allows the Site Database to be explored in a number
Information about the web site and its development are available
here. This section also includes information on how to find your
way around the site, and a glossary of specialised terms used in
Duplicating, Publication, and Redistribution
The texts and illustrations contained in this site may not be published, reproduced,
or otherwise redistributed without permission of the Sphakia Survey and are
for personal and educational use only. Commercial use is strictly prohibited.
Scholarly publications should make reference to this site as Lucia Nixon, Jennifer
Moody, Simon Price and Oliver Rackham 2000, Sphakia Survey: The Internet Edition.
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