This year we’re concentrating on the southern end of the Thinia valley using Resistivity measurements (ERT) and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) to try to get a date for when the sea channel between Paliki and the rest of Kefalonia was blocked.
Looking for buried walls
It’s where we’ve found evidence that a massive landslip of a huge section of mountainside filled in the channel and where landslide material may have covered ancient walls.
We’re trying to get a picture of what’s under the surface to look for any buried walls. If they’re there, when they were buried is a key date as it means the landslip happened after the walls were built.To find out more, visit The Evidence page or read the report on Research Results 2011-2014.
The team from the National Technical University of Athens, led by Professor George Apostolopoulos, have faced their toughest conditions yet.
The dense, scrubby woodland makes laying out the cables for the ERT measurements very challenging. GPR is only possible on clearer ground but it’s so stony, dragging the radar box smoothly over the surface is very difficult.