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Sphakia Survey: The Internet Edition

Articles and Publications

A. Sphakia Survey Research Reports
1988, 1991, 1992. unpublished reports written for granting agencies, including text and site catalogue. The 1992 report forms the basis of the final publication, currently being prepared.

B. Sphakia Survey Publications
1988a 'Archaeological Survey in Sphakia, Crete', L. Nixon, J. Moody, and O. Rackham, Echos du monde classique/Classical Views (EMC/CV) 32 n.s. 7: 157-73.
1988b 'The Sphakia Survey', Bulletin of the Canadian Mediterranean Institute VIII, 2: 12; other short reports published in the CMI Bulletin in 1989, 1990
1988c 'Epiphaneiaki Erevna sta Sphakia', Khaniotika Nea 26 January, p. 3 (short account of the Sphakia Survey in Greek for local newspaper)
1989 'Archaeological Survey in Sphakia, Crete', L. Nixon, J. Moody, S. Price, and O. Rackham, EMC/CV 33 n.s. 8: 201-15.
1990 'Archaeological Survey in Sphakia, Crete', L. Nixon, J. Moody, S. Price, O. Rackham, and V. Niniou-Kindeli, EMC/CV 34 n.s. 9: 213-20.
1994 'Rural Settlement in Sphakia, Crete', L. Nixon, J. Moody, S. Price, and O. Rackham. In P. Doukellis and L. Mendoni (eds.), Structures rurales et sociétés antiques, Actes du colloque de Corfou 14-16 mai 1992, Annales littéraires de l'Université de Besançon. Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 255-64.
1995 'Computers and Mapmaking', L. Nixon, S. Price, W. Morris, and J. Moody, Archeologia e Calcolatori 6: 159-72.
1996. Interview about the Survey in Ta Sphakia 83 (Feb.-April 1996), 8-9, newspaper for Sphakiotes in Greece and abroad.
1998 'Surveying poleis and larger sites in Sphakia', J. Moody, L. Nixon, S. Price, and O. Rackham. In W.G. Cavanagh, M. Curtis et al. (eds), Post-Minoan Crete (BSA Studies 2). London: British School at Athens, 87-95.
1999 'Settlement Patterns in Mediaeval & Post-Mediaeval Sphakia: Issues from the Environmental, Archaeological, & Historical Evidence', L. Nixon, S. Price and J. Moody, for proceedings of the Mediaeval & Post-Mediaeval Greece conference, Corfu, May 1998, despatched in January 1999.
2000 'Agiasmatsi: a Greek cave sanctuary in Sphakia, SW Crete', J. Francis, S. Price, J. Moody and L. Nixon, Annual of the British School at Athens 95: 427-71.
2000 'The Fabrics of Life in Sphakia', J Moody and H. Lewis Robinson. In Pepragmena tou H' Diethnous Kretologikou Sunedriou, vol. A2, 349-57.
2001 'The diachronic analysis of pastoralism through comparative variables', L. Nixon and S. Price, Annual of the British School at Athens 96. 395-424.
2001 'Seeing voices and changing relationships: Film, archaeological reporting, and the landscape of people in Sphakia', L. Nixon, American Journal of Archaeology 105: 77-97. This article may be downloaded from: http://www.ajaonline.org.
2002 'Relative sea-level changes in Crete : Reassessment of radiocarbon dates from Sphakia and west Crete' , S. Price, T. Higham, L. Nixon and J. Moody, Annual of the British School at Athens 97. 171-200.
2003 [2004] 'Ceramic fabric analysis and survey archaeology: The Sphakia Survey', J. Moody, H. Lewis Robinson, J. Francis, and L. Nixon. Annual of the British School at Athens 98: 37-105.
2004a 'Paper, video, internet: New technologies for research and teaching in archaeology: The Sphakia Survey', Lucia Nixon and Simon Price, in Lee, S. (ed.). Designing and Developing for the Disciplines (Special Issue), Journal of Interactive Media in Education 2004 (11). This article may be downloaded.
2004b 'Western Crete in the Bronze Age. A survey of the evidence', J. Moody, in L. P. Day. M. S. Mook and J. D. Muhly, (eds.), Crete Beyond the Palaces: Proceedings of the Crete 2000 Conference. Philadelphia: INSTAP Academic Press, 247-264
2005a 'Ancient Greek agricultural terraces: Evidence from texts and archaeological survey', S. Price and L. Nixon, American Journal of Archaeology 109: 665-94.
2005b. 'Paper, video, website: New technologies and The Sphakia Survey', L. Nixon, in Ancient Greece at the Turn of the Millennium: Recent Work and Future Perspectives, eds N. M. Kennell and J. E. Tomlinson. Athens: Canadian Archaeological Institute at Athens, 81-95.
2006a. Making a Landscape Sacred: Outlying Churches and Icon Stands in Sphakia, Crete, A.D. 1000-2000, L. Nixon. Oxford: Oxbow.
2006b. 'Potters' Use of Natural resources for Tripod Cooking Pottery: Examples from the Sphakia Survey', H. Lewis Robinson, in Pepragmena Theta Dhiethnous Kritologikou Synedriou, Elounda, 1-6 October 2001, (Herakleion: Etairia Kritikon Istorikon Spoudhon), A1: 47-62.
2006c. 'Beehives and Beekeeping in Graeco-Roman Sphakia', J. Francis, in Pepragmena Theta Dhiethnous Kritologikou Synedriou, Elounda, 1-6 October 2001, (Herakleion: Etairia Kritikon Istorikon Spoudhon), A5: 379-90.
2007. 'Colour and Brilliance: Obsidian, Chert, and Quartz in Sphakia, Crete', L. Nixon, in P. P. Betancourt, M. C. Nelson, and H. Williams (eds), Krinoi kai Limenes: Studies in Honor of Joseph and Maria Shaw. Philadelphia PA: Institute for Aegean Prehistory Academic Press, 257-61.
2008. 'Sphakia in Ottoman Census Records: A Vakıf and its Agricultural Production', S. Price, O. Rackham, M. Kiel and L. Nixon, in Antonis Anastasopoulos (ed.), The Eastern Mediterranean under Ottoman Rule: Crete, 1645-1840. Halcyon Days in Crete VI. A Symposium Held in Rethymno, 13-15 January 2006. Rethymno: Crete University Press, 69-99.
2009a. 'Investigating Minoan Sacred Landscapes', L. Nixon, in A. L. D'Agata and A. van de Moortel (eds), Archaeologies of Cult: Essays on Ritual and Cult in Crete in Honor of Geraldine C. Gesell, Hesperia Supplement 42, Princeton NJ: American School of Classical Studies at Athens.
2009b. 'Settlement Patterns in Mediaeval and Post-Mediaeval Sphakia: Issues from the Environmental, Archaeological, and Historical Evidence', L. Nixon, S. Price, O. Rackham, and J. Moody, in John Bintliff and Hanna Stõger (eds), Medieval and Post-Medieval Greece: The Corfu Papers. BAR International Series 2023. Oxford: Archaeopress, 2009, 43-54. Earlier version published on website: http://sphakia.classics.ox.ac.uk/bvtpaper.html.
2010. 'Some field systems in Crete', O. Rackham, J. Moody, L. Nixon and S. Price, in O. Krzyszkowska (ed.), Cretan Studies in Honour of Peter Warren, BSA Studies 18. London: British School at Athens, 269-84.
2012. 'Building Memory: The Role of Sacred Structures in Sphakia and Crete'. L. Nixon, in B. Dignas and R. Smith (eds.), Historical and Religious Memory in the Ancient World, Oxford: Oxford University Press: 187-214

C. TV and Video
1993 CBC News for New Brunswick: 7-minute feature.
1995 Nixon, L. and S. Price 1995. The Sphakia Survey (Greece): Methods and Results, a 50-minute educational videotape, also shown twice on Greek national television in 1996. For more details see the section on the video.

D. Sphakia Survey Unpublished Conference Papers and Published Abstracts
1991. Cretological Congress, Rethymnon. 'The Work of the Sphakia Survey 1987-1991', presented by L. Nixon.
1992a. Atlantic Classical Association, Fredericton, N.B., Canada. 'The Work of the Sphakia Survey 1987-1991', presented by L. Nixon.
1992b. Paper presented at the AIA meetings by Moody. See Moody, J. and L. Nixon 1993. 'The Sphakia Survey: Archaeology in the Stronghold', American Journal of Archaeology 97: 243.
1996. Cretological Congress, Heraklion. i. 'The Early Iron Age in Sphakia', presented by L. Nixon. ii. 'The Fabrics of Life in Sphakia', presented by H. Robinson (co-prepared with J. Moody). iii. 'The Agiasmatsi Cave', presented by Jane Francis.
1996. Paper presented at the AIA meetings (in Peter Allen's panel on Archaeology and Film) by Nixon and Price. See Nixon, L. and S. Price 1997. 'The Sphakia Survey Video', American Journal of Archaeology 101: 352-3.
1997. Mycenaean Seminar presented by Nixon and Moody, on the Work of the Sphakia Survey 1987-1997, see abstract in Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies 42 (1997-98).
2000 'Bee-keeping in the Graeco-Roman world', a conference held at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, 7 Nov. 2000. Principal participants: Eva Crane; John Ellis Jones; Jane Francis; Lucia Nixon; Simon Price; Nicholas Purcell. (Abstracts of the papers are available).
2001 'Introducing undergraduates to archaeological research data', L.Nixon, ASTER/OxTALENT Conference on Educational Technology, Oxford 26-27 March 2001.
2002 'Melian obsidian and glassy quartz in Sphakia', L.Nixon, paper given at the 2002 Annual Meeting of the American Intitute of Archaelogy, Philadelphia, 3-6 January 2002. Abstract in the American Journal of Archaeology 106.2
2008 '21 July AD 365: A Geological and Archaeological Workshop', organized by Simon Price, Old Library, All Souls College, Oxford 26 January 2008.

E. Sphakia Survey Publications in Preparation
1. Graeco-Roman beehives in Sphakia. Authors: Francis, Price, Nixon, Moody.
2. Final publication of the Sphakia Survey, in two volumes, to be published by Oxford University Press.

   
 

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