The Small Cycladic Islands Project (SCIP) is a diachronic archaeological survey of several small, uninhabited islands in the Cycladic Archipelago of the Aegean Sea (Greece). The project is a collaboration between the Ephorate of Antiquities of the Cyclades, the Norwegian Institute at Athens, and Carleton College. In 2019 and 2020, fieldwork involved the comprehensive survey of 21 small islets around Paros and Antiparos, where evidence of human activity was documented from prehistory up to the present day. In 2021 we focused on the islets around Syros and the western Cyclades (Kythnos, Serifos, and Sifnos). The team is comprised of an international group of researchers based in Greece, Norway, the United States, Bulgaria, Germany, Serbia, and Turkey.
This website provides an overview of SCIP, where you can find information about the background and goals of the current fieldwork, as well as the project itself. There is also a selection of photos from the 2019-2021 field seasons, a list of resources and bibliography of further interest, and a section with project information for team members.
The Small Cycladic islands project is directed by Dimitris Athanasoulis (Director of the Ephorate of Antiquities of the Cyclades), and co-directed by Zarko Tankosic (Higher Executive Officer, Norwegian Institute at Athens; University of Bergen) and Alex Knodell (Associate Professor of Classics, Carleton College). From the outset we would like to thank the institutions and individuals who supported the project (see Team page of this site), as well as the communities of Paros, Antiparos, Kythnos, Sifnos, and Syros for their warm hospitality. We are grateful for the funding support of the Loeb Classical Library Foundation, the Archaeological Institute of America and National Endowment for the Humanities (AIA-NEH Grant for Archaeological Research), Carleton College (especially a Mellon Public Works Grant, the Humanities Center, the Towsley Fund, and the Dean of the College Office), the Institute for Aegean Prehistory, and the Norwegian Institute at Athens.
All text, images, and other media on this and associated pages ©️2019-2021 by the Small Cycladic Islands Project.