Jamieson Donati

Jamieson Donati
Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas | forth · Institute for Mediterranean Studies (IMS)

PhD Art History (Institute of Fine Arts, NYU)

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Education
September 2004 - May 2010
New York University
Field of study
  • Art History
September 2003 - June 2004
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Field of study
  • Classical Archaeology
September 2001 - August 2003
Florida State University
Field of study
  • Classical Archaeology

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Publications (51)
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FOR THE FULL TEXT OF THE ARTICLE: http://www.ims.forth.gr/docs/AJA1203_02Donati.pdf http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.3764/aja.120.3.0361 Satellite remote sensing at Mantinea and Elis in the Peloponnese has identified an extensive network of near-surface orthogonal streets and sections of city-blocks. This new and valuable information reveals the ge...
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Many ancient Greek cities are characterised by a regular orthogonal road network. These roads are ideal targets for geophysical investigation mainly due to their extensive geographic extent that makes them challenging to define by excavation. Geophysical mapping of these features will contribute to understanding ancient cities as it can provide con...
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The Innovative Geophysical Approaches for the Study of Early Agricultural Villages of Neolithic Thessaly (ARISTEIA-IGEAN) Project made an extensive use of geospatial technologies in the study of the natural environment and social dynamics of Neolithic settlements within the coastal region of eastern Thessaly, Greece. The goal of the project was to...
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The systematic exploration of large archaeological sites in the Mediterranean has evolved considerably since the “big dig” excavations. Pedestrian field surveying and remote sensing applications, including satellite and airborne image analysis, are now practical and relatively cost-efficient methods of characterizing large and diachronically divers...
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This article argues that a holistic approach to documenting and understanding the physical evidence for individual cities would enhance our ability to address major questions about urbanisation, urbanism, cultural identities and economic processes. At the same time we suggest that providing more comprehensive data-sets concerning Greek cities would...
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Sarris, A., Kalayci, T., Papadopoulos, N., Argyriou, N., Donati, J., Kakoulaki G., Manataki, M., Papadakis, M., Nikas, N., Scotton, P. and Kissas, K. 2020. Geophysical explorations of the classical coastal settlement of Lechaion, Peloponnese (Greece). In Mapping the Past – From Sampling Sites and Landscapes to Exploring the “Archaeological Continuu...
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Following recent excavations and geophysical prospection at Idomeni in the Kilkis prefecture of Northern Greece, this paper attempts to reconstruct through digital means, the tangible and intangible vestiges of historical episodes that come together to form multiple narratives of a diachronically terra incognita site, gradually unlocking its hidden...
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Recent excavations (2015), by the Ephorate of Antiquities at Kilkis, following initial exploration in 2007 by the IST' Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, to the south of the modern village of Ιdomeni, Kilkis, Northern Greece, revealed a cemetery of the Middle Byzantine Period and a number of pit formations of a Neolithic settlement,...
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The Greek Agora in the Hellenistic and Roman periods: the state of affairs on the Greek mainland - CHRISTOPHER P. DICKENSON, ON THE AGORA. THE EVOLUTION OF A PUBLIC SPACE IN HELLENISTIC AND ROMAN GREECE (c. 323 BC – 267 AD) (Mnemosyne Supplements vol. 398; Brill, Leiden2017). Pp. xvii + 480, figs. 49. ISSN 2352-8656; ISBN 978-90-04-32671-2. EUR. 16...
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This paper compares the results of the excavations at Visviki Magoula in southeastern Thessaly, which were carried through by the Reichsamt für Vorgeschichte under the direction of Hans Reinerth in 1941, with the geophysical prospection of the IGEAN project on Neolithic Thessalian settlement mounds by the GeoSat ReSeArch Lab, Institute for Mediterr...
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The Innovative Geophysical Approaches for the Study of Early Agricultural Villages of Neolithic Thessaly (ARISTEIA-IGEAN) Project made an extensive use of geospatial technologies in the study of the natural environment and social dynamics of Neolithic settlements within the coastal region of eastern Thessaly, Greece. The goal of the project was to...
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MedSTACH is the acronym for an AGILE-supported Teaming Phase 1 project (one year duration) aiming to design a Cyprus-based Eastern Mediterranean Science and Technology Centre of Excellence for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage (CH).
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MedSTACH is the acronym for an AGILE-supported Teaming Phase 1 project (one year duration) aiming to design a Cyprus-based Eastern Mediterranean Science and Technology Centre of Excellence for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage (CH). MedSTACH’s mission encompasses the development of the necessary scientific and technological environment for advancin...
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The systematic exploration of large archaeological sites in the Mediterranean has evolved considerably since the “big dig” excavations. Pedestrian field surveying and remote sensing applications, including satellite and airborne image analysis, are now practical and relatively cost-efficient methods of characterizing large and diachronically divers...
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An integrated geophysical and satellite remote sensing survey was conducted at Pherai and Demetrias in 2014 by the Laboratory of Geophysical, Satellite Remote Sensing and Archaeoenvironment (GeoSat ReSeArch Lab) of the Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas (I.M.S.-F.O.R.T.H.). The purpose of the survey...
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Geophysics has emerged as a significant and primary tool of archaeological research in Greece. It is no longer marginalized to a supporting role for excavations and pedestrian surveying, but has developed into a fundamental method of investigating layers of cultural heritage in its own right. This can be explained varyingly, from the increasingly h...
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Geoarchaeological investigations conducted on the site of the ancient slipways’ area on the western part of Fortezza in Rethymnon revealed new evidence concerning the form, architectural design, functional layout, as well as the overall extension of the maritime infrastructure. The slipways are hypothetically attributed to the Hellenistic city of R...
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La méthode électromagnétique basse fréquence (EMI) est couramment utilisée en la prospection archéologique. L'interprétation du signal mesuré est généralement basée sur la conductivité électrique et la susceptibilité magnétique complexe du milieu. Si la prise en compte de ces paramètres est incontournable, la mise en oeuvre d'instruments multi-fréq...
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Thanks to the diversification of scientific methods that can support archaeo-environmental studies, researchers have at their disposal an increasing amount of data that can be combined to place past human activities back into their contemporary environment. Virtual Reality, Geophysics, Geomorphology, Remote Sensing, Agent-Based Modelling and Artifi...
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This paper explores the advantages of using remote sensing and GIS based applications to identify land divisions within and around Greek and Roman settlements by studying the organization of modern agrarian landscapes. Since current land divisions sometimes retain the arrangement of an older system, either wholly or partially, remote sensing method...
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The geophysical prospection of Neolithic tells imposes specific challenges due to the preservation and nature of the architectural context and the multiple, usually disturbed, soil strata. Contrary to the usual application of a single method, this paper deals with the advantages of using an integrated geophysical approach through the employment of...
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Satellite remote sensing at ancient Greek cities on Mainland Greece has identified an extensive network of near-surface orthogonal streets and sections of city-blocks. This new and valuable information reveals the general organization of urban space and its parameters at Mantinea and Elis in the Peloponnese and Pherai in Thessaly, showing that thes...
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Abstract: Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is a near surface geophysical method that has proven to be an appropriate tool in archaeological prospection. There is a large number of studies in literature where authors manage to map buried antiquities like roads, paths, public and residential buildings, graves and many other features. The operating prin...
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Recently a number of ancient cities in Greece have been studied through the use of geophysical techniques (Lolos and Gourley 2012, Sarris and Jones 2000, Tsokas et al 2012, Williams 2005). Magnetic and soil resistance techniques, and more recently the employment of GPR, were the main tools of exploration, but the limitations of technology made the...
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Many ancient Greek cities are characterised by a regular orthogonal road network. These roads are ideal targets for geophysical investigation mainly due to their extensive geographic extent that makes them challenging to define by excavation. Geophysical mapping of these features will contribute to understanding ancient cities as it can provide con...
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This paper explores the structure and mechanics of the Greek agora by focusing specifically on three urban contexts in the Peloponnese from the eighth century B.C.E. through the Late Classical period (Argos, Elis and Megalopolis). Although largely underrepresented in established discourses on the Greek agora, the diverse archaeological evidence fro...
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An extensive geophysical survey at the ancient Greek settlement of Mantineia in Peloponnese identified near surface features of archaeological interest that provide valuable information about the internal organization of the city. A multi-method approach was adopted for the application of various geophysical methods, spanning from magnetics to elec...
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In the framework of the AncientCity project - ARISTEIA II Αction - extensive and non-destructive field campaigns have been conducted in 2014 in several sites in Greece, known for being the location of classical cities. Together with geophysical investigations, a number of other remote sensing methods have been employed for the understanding of clas...
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New geoinformatic technologies have recently had a transformative effect on landscape archaeology, particularly by facilitating the high resolution acquisition and analysis of data over large areas. These techniques have fundamentally changed the nature and scope of questions that can be addressed regarding the archaeological record. Despite this s...
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‘Magoula’ is the local term given to manmade mounds on the fertile Thessalian plain, Central Greece, which are generally associated with Neolithic settlements. These mounds or tell sites are originated by long-term and sometime multi-phase accumulation of debris produced by human occupation. Thessaly is well known for the concentration of these pre...
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Complex magnetic susceptibility is a well-known property both theoretically and experimentally. To achieve this measurement, different ways have been tested, like TDEM or multi-frequential measurement on soil sample. In this study we carry out the measurements by the use of a multi-frequential EMI Slingram instrument to collect data quickly and in-...
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A long-standing problem in Corinthian studies is the inability to identify the Greek agora with any certainty. The early excavators thought the agora was beneath the Roman forum, but by the 1950s and 1960s, scholars were beginning to doubt this view, since excavations to Greek levels there were not producing the “prerequisite” civic buildings they...

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The main objective of the project is to provide a comprehensive narrative of the social developments in Late Neolithic communities in Northern Greece (including Thessaly and Greek Macedonia), focusing on the rich datasets of published and unpublished material remains. Central to the analysis is outdoor spaces as arenas of various and diverse daily performances, subsistence practices, social interactions and gatherings. Combustion features (hearths, ovens, fire pits and kilns) constitute key analytical elements as focal points to control outdoor spaces and as arenas of everyday performances that tackle questions on daily performativity, commensality, interaction and social reproduction.