The project provides a rich training ground for aspiring archaeologists. During excavation years, more than 35 students work at the site. The researchers are exploring the relationship between Mt. Lykaion and the more famous sanctuary of Zeus at Olympia, only 22 miles away. Since there is now evidence that the sanctuary at Mt. Lykaion existed first, they think it is possible that Mt. Lykaion was the model for the sanctuary at Olympia.