MOCHLOS ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROJECT
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 3000 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.
THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE
The Archaeological site is located on an island off the coast of the modern settlement of Mochlos, though it was once connected to mainland Crete via a narrow isthmus, the outline of which is still visible just beneath the waves.
The modern excavation of the site has consisted of 5 campaigns spanning the late 80s' through to the most recent campaign which ran from 2021-2022. To learn more about the excavations and our ongoing commitment to site conservation click to find out more.