Vjosa Valley

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The MEMOLA project carry out a wide ethnographic study within the cultural landscapes with aim to analize, understand and register the traditional strategies used by the local communities in order to manage their own agrosystems, especially the way in which they use the natural resources through ancient knowledges, the social organization and the common law that regulate the communal use of the resources, or the resilience capacity that these socio-ecological systems show to face with threat that affect their stability.



We conceive archaeological activity in a complex and comprehensive way. In general we can say that the MEMOLA project falls within the Landscape Archaeology, seen as the result of a coevolutionary process and a synthesis of social relations. The landscape is, in this view, a historical product and as such, part of the material culture of the societies that have built it over time.


Students of the High School of Përmet visit the territory of Vjosa Valley to learn about its history, archaeology and environment. 

Students of “Sami Frashëri” high school, Përmet, accompanied by CeRPHAAL team, followed the “water’s way” of the historic channel of Lengarica. During this field trip they learned about traditional irrigation systems, botany and historical landscape of the area.