We have added another series of photographs to our Omeka archive of archaeological and landscape photographs from Lakka Skoutara in the southeastern Korinthia. Tim Gregory and Lita Tzortzopoulou-Gregory took these photographs in the summer of 2009 and they were prepared for the archive by Kathy Nedergaard, an intern at our Working Group in Digital and New Media. The archive is now over 650 images each with some amount of meta data (including the name of the photographer, date of the photo, short description of the feature, and some rudimentary tagging).
These photographs feature alonia (threshing floors) and cisterns from the site. Both aloni and cisterns are common features in the Greek countryside. The substantial construction of both cisterns and aloni makes them enduring features of the Greek countryside and relatively easy to identify markers of intensive agricultural practices. Alonia were crucial to the production of wheat and cisterns, particular in the arid lands near the coast of the Saronic Gulf, were important for watering animals involved in threshing and their human companions.
We have full descriptions of the threshing floors and cisterns and before this archive is complete we'll add the dimensions and even locations of these features to the images. But for now, enjoy the images.
Alonia (Threshing floors)
Cisterns and Wells:
For more on this project:
Creating Ruins: Formation Process Pictures from Lakka Skoutara
Lakka Skoutara: A Partial Archive
Between Sea and Mountain: The Archaeology of a 20th Century "small world" in the upland basin of the southeastern Korinthia
Slopes and Terraces at Lakka Skoutara
Corinthian Infiltration: The Interior of Some Houses at Lakka Skoutara
Lakka Skoutara: The Survey
The Houses of Lakka Skoutara
Construction in the Corinthia