Dr. Michaela Zavadil (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Oriental and European Archaeology (OREA)), "Archaia Pheneos. A Middle Helladic settlement in Arcadia"
In the 1960s, E. Protonotariou-Deïlaki discovered Middle Bronze Age settlement remains in Archaia
Pheneos at the south-eastern foot of the acropolis. However, it was unknown if the acropolis itself was
inhabited in the Middle Helladic period, too. Excavations carried out in 2011–2015 at the acropolis
of Archaia Pheneos in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Corinth, the Austrian
Archaeological Institute, Athens Branch, and the University of Graz (Institute of Archaeology) under
the direction of K. Kissas and P. Scherrer revealed a stratified Middle Helladic settlement sequence
underneath the Late Classical city-wall. Contexts and finds are of particular importance as only few
Middle Bronze Age sites from this remote region of the Peloponnese are known so far.