This is the official (in-progress) website for the CARTography Project (Cataloging Ancient Routes and Travelers), a new archaeological and Digital Humanities research initiative that documents and analyzes the routes that early explorers took to the Mani peninsula in southern Lakonia, Greece. The CARTography Project team is exploring these routes to better understand pre-modern travel. Specifically, we are using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software to reconstruct travelers’ journeys through the Mani peninsula over the past two thousand years, and then compare the results to our own ground-truthing and fieldwork. Here’s what you’ll find on this website:
On the Learn page, check out who we are, what Mani is, and how (and why) we do what we do!
On the Explore page, learn about some of the travelers we’ve studied and the routes they took through Mani.
On the Engage page, watch videos and read articles about what we’ve found, and follow us on social media!
This website is undergoing construction, so please be patient with our progress! Don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email or social media with any questions, feedback, suggestions, or opportunities to collaborate.