Tom Brogan  Director
Eleanor Huffman – Assistant Director
Kelly Caldwell – Conservation 2010
Kathy Hall – Conservation 2011-Present
Stephania Chlouveraki  Site Conservation
Chronis Papanikolopoulos – Photographer
Doug Faulmann  Illustrator
Lily Bonga - Illustrator  

INSTAP Study Center for East Crete

PO Box 364

Pacheia Ammos

Ierapetra 72200


Front Entrance to INSTAP Study Center 

Located on a hill overlooking Pacheia Ammos

and directly  between the village and Gournia

site, the Institute for Aegean prehistory

(INSTAP Study Center), open year round, is

perfectly situated to take care of all our

archaeological and research-based needs.

The Center is also host to several other projects

along with ours during summers, including the

Azoria, Mochlos, and Petras projects.

Independent scholars  frequently visit and use

the facilities as well. The Center is  continuously

busy, especially during the summers.

Lectures and events over the summer

encourage mingling between projects

and Center personnel, helping to create an

environment well-suited for scholars and

students from around the world. At the Center,

our project does all of the post-processing work.

While some staff can be seen working at the

Center all day long on a variety of important

tasks for both Registration and the Stoa, most

personnel for the Project are in the field for most

of the day,  coming in each afternoon to work a

two-hour shift.

Gournia Pottery on Drying Racks in the Lower Courtyard 

Kristen Smith and Dominique Lavoie Cleaning Plaster inside the Stoa (2012) 

Post-Processing Duties Include

~ Finds Washing                                           

~ Pottery Sorting & Analysis 

~ Soil Flotation and Sediment Sorting

~ Cataloguing

~ Researching

~ Conservation

~ Floral and Faunal Analysis

~ Object Photography

~ Database Entry

~ Object Storage

View of the Exterior Courtyard and Stoa (courtesy of Matthew Dysart) 

View of the Interior Courtyard (courtesy of Matthew Dysart)