MYCENAEAN NORTHEASTERN KOPAÏS (MYNEKO): TEST PROGRAM, 2016–2017
The Mycenaean Northeastern Kopaïs (MYNEKO) Test Program is an ongoing archaeological collaboration between Prof. Michael F. Lane of the University of Maryland Baltimore County (U.M.B.C.) and Dr. Elena Kountouri, Director of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports (ΥΠΠΟΑ), co-principal ex officio. The aim of the project is to join together and further the aims of the co-principals’ respective prior separate fieldwork programs, Dr. Kountouri’s of the nature and character of the Late Helladic (L.H.) drainage system in the northern Kopaic Basin (Kopaïs) and Dr. Lane’s of the evidence of a contemporary system of irrigated fields connected with the larger hydraulic mechanisms that are subject of his partner’s investigations. MYENKO began in 2016 and is to finish in 2017, serving as a bridge from prior research to a more comprehensive landscape archaeology project.