Mitrou Islet from NW

        The Cornell Halai and East Lokris Project conducted surface survey at the Bronze Age island-site of Mitrou in 1988 and 1989. Much material was picked up on the surface and it was analyzed in detail by Margaretha Kramer-Hajos in a Ph.D. dissertation in Classics at Cornell entitled: “Mycenaean Civilization in East Lokris” (Cornell, 2005). This dissertation was the basis for a book published in 2008:

                   M. Kramer-Hajos, Beyond the Palace: Mycenaean East Lokris, BAR International Series 1781, Archaeopress, Oxford, 2008.

        The results of the CHELP Mitrou surface were also published in detail in an article in Hesperia in 2008:
                    M. Kramer-Hajos and K. O'Neill, "The Bronze Age Site of Mitrou," Hesperia 77 (2008), pp. 163-250.

In 2004 Cornell joined the Greek Archaeological Service and the University of Tennessee in the first season of large-scale excavations at the site of Mitrou. A preliminary report of the  2004 season appeared in Studies and Monographs in Mediterranean Archaeology and Civilization, Volume 7 (featured on-line at

         For images of Mitrou on this web-page click here. For the Mitrou project page click here.

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LH II Pottery from Surface Survey         
              Eroded Scarp at E Side of Mitrou