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The Greek-American Excavation at Mochlos, Crete, was begun in 1989 under the auspices of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, making it one of the longest Greek-American collaborations in the history of the School. Professors Jeffrey S. Soles from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Costis Davaras from the University of Athens are co-directors. It has uncovered remains dating from 3100 BC to the 10th century AD, including a Minoan town of the Neopalatial period (c. 1700-1430 BC), a Mycenaean village and its cemetery (c. 1400-1250 BC), and a Late Hellenistic settlement of the 2nd and 1st centuries BC. 

Excavations at Mochlos have been carried out in four campaigns, 1989-1993, 2004-2005, 2009-2010, 2012, and the following preliminary reports have been issued for each season:


Campaign 1: 1989-1993

Soles, J.S., and C. Davaras. 1992. “Excavations at Mochlos, 1989,” Hesperia 61, pp. 413-445.

https://www.jstor.org/stable/148233?seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents

______________________. 1994. “Excavations at Mochlos, 1990-1991,” Hesperia 63, pp. 391-436.

https://www.jstor.org/stable/148208?seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents

______________________. 1996. “Excavations at Mochlos, 1992-1993,” Hesperia 65, pp. 175-230.

https://www.jstor.org/stable/148456?seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents


Campaign 2: 2004-2005

Soles, J.S., and C. Davaras. 2004. “The 2004 Greek-American Excavations at Mochlos,” KENTRO, the Newsletter of the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete 7, pp. 2-5.

http://www.instapstudycenter.net/PDFs/Newsletter/vol-7.pdf

________________________. 2005. “The 2005 Greek-American Excavations at Mochlos,” KENTRO, the Newsletter of the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete 8, pp. 10-13.

http://www.instapstudycenter.net/PDFs/Newsletter/vol-8.pdf


Campaign 3: 2009-2010

Soles, J.S., and C. Davaras. 2009. “2009 Greek-American Excavation at Mochlos,” KENTRO, the Newsletter of the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete 12, pp. 9-11.

http://www.instapstudycenter.net/PDFs/Newsletter/vol-12.pdf

__________________________. 2010. “2010 Greek-American Excavations at Mochlos,” KENTRO, the Newsletter of the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete 13, pp. 1-3.

For more information on the 2010 excavation season click here.


Campaign 4: 2012

Soles, J.S., and C. Davaras. 2013. “A Temenos of Olive Trees at Mochlos,” KENTRO, the Newsletter of the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete 16, pp. 14-16.

http://www.instapstudycenter.net/PDFs/Newsletter/Vol-16-Kentro-2013-Fall.pdf