4. Data and Interpretation: interactive maps and tours

Survey and Finds Data | User guide | ADS Data archive | Independent exploration (spatial searching)

This section is built round a series of interfaces which connect you, the reader, with our data and interpretations.

We recommend you start with a guided tour by clicking on one of the links in the table below. To be escorted through the Hellenistic-Roman period, for example, click on Karkotis: Hellenistic-Roman. This will present and interpret the Hellenistic-Roman material from our westernmost area, and then prompt you to move on to the adjacent area to the east (Atsas), then to Mandres, and so on.

Alternatively, you could choose a tour of our plains area (Koutraphas) from prehistory to the modern period. Or else you could go straight to the medieval period in the mountains (Asinou), or examine Roman mining in Lagoudhera, or Bronze Age settlements in the Karkotis Valley. After each section you will have the choice of proceeding east or west, or to an earlier or later period. The user guide explains our conventions and colour schemes, and you can see the geographical relationship between these areas on a map. Where you see a 'plus sign' in the commentary, click on it to see additional descriptive text.

Choose a starting point for your guided tour from the navigation table below.

Navigation Table

 West KarkotisAtsasMandresAsinouKoutraphasLagoudheraEast
Iron Age 

If you have finished looking at the maps and commentaries, select  NEXT  to go to section 5.

Once you have a general idea of our material and interpretations, you might wish to investigate particular periods, areas and artefact types for yourself.

In the commentaries on the guided tour we have also provided links to particularly relevant data records and the individual database interfaces also allow you to do your own searches and create your own queries. The GIS data is supported by a dataset that is archived by the ADS. This archive includes not just the artefact density figures but geomorphological data, descriptions of POSIs and buildings, and much more. The pottery catalogue, for example, includes descriptions of 712 significant or representative sherds, and includes 663 artefact drawings.

Once you have toured or explored our survey area, and feel that you have some understanding of our material, we would like to explain the rationale behind our presentation of survey data. This is essential to the successful communication between writer and reader. We then use the conclusions to consider how well we have achieved our aims.