Research: Archaeological research (includes excavation and study) of material and monuments from the ancient site. Currently, we are undertaking an in-depth study of the characteristic ceramic deposits recovered in past excavation seasons that will define the chronological history of Nemea. Graduate and undergraduate students facilitate much of this work as part of an archaeological field school.
In addition to research at the Nemea site, the Center’s Director, Professor Kim Shelton will continue her research in prehistoric Greek archaeology at Mycenae, the largest and wealthiest of the palatial citadels of the Late Bronze Age.
Conservation and presentation of archaeological monuments: As a primary mission of the Nemea Center, members work diligently to preserve and make public presentation of the archaeological monuments which include the Early Christian Basilica, the Xenon, water reservoirs, the entrance tunnel of the Stadium. Conservation work is necessary on the Early Christian Basilica, the Xenon, water reservoirs, and especially in the entrance tunnel of the Stadium. It is careful and deliberate conservation methods that will ensure future possibility of research and visible understanding of the sites’ complex and long history. The Reconstruction of the Temple of Zeus is another major project of the Center with cooperation of the Earthquake Engineering Research Center that is rebuilding in part the outer Doric colonnade of the late 4th century monument to preserve its elements and for a better understanding of visitors to the site.