Department of ClassicsUniversity of Cincinnati
Department of Classics

MRAP is a multi-disciplinary and diachronic archaeological expedition formally organized in 1996 to investigate the history of prehistoric and historic settlement and land use in central Albania, in an area centered on the Greek colony of Apollonia. The project is employing the techniques of intensive archaeological surface survey in conjunction with natural menvironmental investigations.

Fieldwork is sponsored by the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio,United States of America, and the Institute of Archaeology,Tirana, Albania, and is jointly directed by Jack Davis and Muzafer Korkuti, together with Lorenc Bejko, Michael Galaty, Skënder Muçaj, and Sharon Stocker. Since 2004, excavations have been conducted at the site of a previously unknown Greek temple in collaboration with Iris Pojani of the International Centre for Albanian Archaeology in Tirana and Vangjel Dimo of the Institute of Archaeology in Tirana, with support from the Packard Humanities Institute.

The web site for the MRAP project is:http://classics.uc.edu/mrap/MRAP_en.html.