1998, American and Albanian archaeologists have collaborated
in a large, international, interdisciplinary field project
at the site of Apollonia. Apollonia was a colony established
in 588 BC by the Greeks in the territory of the indigenous
Illyrian peoples. The primary goal of the Mallakastra
Regional Archaeological Project (MRAP) is to better
understand how and to what extent the Greeks and Illyrians
might have interacted.
this end, more than 30 square kilometers have been surveyed
in the vicinity of Apollonia and several sites have
been test excavated. To learn more about the results
of the Mallakastra Regional Archaeological Project,
read the field reports available at the project's website.
Each summer since 1999, Millsaps College students have
accompanied Dr. Michael Galaty, MRAP's field director,
to Albania. Typically, these students have first completed
one of the College's archaeological field schools.
For more information, contact Michael