The Eastern Boeotia Archaeological Project was a pedestrian survey of the plains surrounding Arma, Eleon, and Tangara (modern villages) from 2007-2009 followed by excavations at the site of ancient Eleon (modern Arma) from 2011-2013. This project was a synergasia between the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and the Canadian Institute, and directed by Alexandra Charami (GSC: 9th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities) following Vasilios Arvantinos (Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sport – General Secretariat of Culture). They explored evidence for land use, settlement patterns, and burial practices resulting from human occupation. The ceramics collected at Eleon’s acropolis showed four major phases of activity: Middle Helladic, Late Bronze, late Classical-Hellenistic, and Ottoman. Of particular interest is evidence suggesting inhabitation from the  latter part of the LH IIIB period, through the entirety of LH IIIC, and into the sub-Mycenaean period, which contrasts western Boetia. Material remains also suggest that Eleon’s population grew in the later Classical period, which calls into question the site’s 70m curving wall, formerly thought to be Archaic in date, but now likely dated to the later Classical period.

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