Sarah Murray on the BEARS expedition, summer 2019

The Bays of East Attica Regional Survey (BEARS) project completed a successful pilot season of fieldwork around the Greek bay of Porto Raphti in June of 2019. The team was very much looking forward to continuing our research this summer, but unfortunately the global health crisis intervened, and we had to cancel the 2020 field season, originally scheduled for June. We are keeping an eye on heath, safety, and travel regulations and might attempt a small study season in August if conditions allow. In the meantime, throughout the summer we will be posting a variety of reflections from team members on the project blog to stay connected during the hiatus.

The website also contains quite a lot of general content about BEARS (not to mention nice photos of the Mediterranean for those cooped up at home) and all are welcome to explore!

Note in particular posts there by two BEARS 2019 student team members (Irum Chorghay and Kat Apokatanidis), who kept journals of their time with the project last summer and have generously agreed to share excerpts on this website.

The BEARS 2019 crew