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Mousata. A. Soteriou (Director, ΛΕ’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports the discovery of well-made pits (1m deep and 1m in diameter) cut into bedrock. These bothroi contained Final Neolithic pottery, animal bones, stones, rubbers and scrapers. The associated settlement has yet to be located.   

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Arginia. A. Soteriou (Director, ΛΕ’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports on excavation to establish the date of the known defensive wall which protected the hill from the north-northeast.  The pottery and stone tools recovered indicate an early (Final Neolithic-Early Helladic) date.  

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Skala Mounda.  A. Soteriou (Director, ΛΕ’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports the excavation of Early Helladic pottery on this low hill close to the sea. The location, noting comparisons with EH settlement at Minies and Same (Phourni), reflects movement down to the sea in this period, away from the inland focus of Final Neolithic settlement.  

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Skineas, Palliki. A. Soteriou (Director, ΛΕ’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports the discovery in a known cemetery area of two further Mycenaean chamber tombs with short dromoi. There were very few finds made in the dromos of tomb 1: most came from the chamber to tomb 2, even though around one third of it had been looted.  

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Same. A. Soteriou (Director, ΛΕ’ ΕΠΚΑ) reviews the development of the town from prehistoric to Roman times based on recent rescue excavations and research programmes. The known Early Helladic settlement at the Phourni site can now be related to newly-discovered architectural remains on the EKO property at the southern entrance to the modern town (the exact nature of the connection awaits completion of the excavation).  Finds to date include an extensive destruction layer, a small cist tomb (?), and a line of walls. Continuing activity into the Middle Helladic period has not yet been confirmed, although it would be premature to conclude that the area was abandoned. Public works at Karavomylo, a short distance from Same, revealed a Late Mycenaean cist tomb (surely part of a cemetery) near to the Mycenaean settlement at Ag. Theodoroi. In the southern part of the modern town, on the N. Rassia and Vrettos properties, Early Iron Age enchytrismoi and small cist graves contained highly contracted skeletons with vases as grave offerings.  Settlement of the EIA-Archaic periods is found at Loutro, north of the modern town, the most substantial Archaic remains come from the west cemetery, where cist and tile graves and vases, were recovered from this waterlogged site. Loutro was also the focus of the Classical and Hellenistic city which also developed along the west slope of the hill of Ag. Phanenta at Kaminia. The city boundary corresponds to modern Dichalion Street. The town and acropolis were protected by a city wall, the date of which remains uncertain. In 2008 the coastal defence wall was discovered, and in Konstantatou Square, a krepidoma with mooring posts which defined the area of the Classical harbour. Definition of the east, north, west and south cemeteries completes the topographical plan of the city, although the location of the agora and temples remain elusive. A wide-ranging research programme focuses on the documentation and public display of the acropolis and city fortification.   During the Roman period, the city plan extended beyond modern Dichalion Street towards the plain, and along the shore-line, although there is no indication that the area within the city walls was abandoned. The harbour was moved to Loutro, where the submerged jetty is visible, while on the shore parts of the commercial centre of the city have been excavated. A striking number of baths excavated at several locations in the town remained in use for long periods. There is as yet little evidence for the architecture of simple private houses, although there are several instances of buildings distinguished by luxurious features such as floor mosaics depicting anthropomorphic scenes, floral or geometric patterns.  On the central road through the modern town excavation revealed two public buildings with extensive mosaic floors, while public works revealed a two-roomed vaulted structure (a pump-house for drinking water) at Loutro, as well as a strong retaining wall for the bank of the neighbouring torrent.   

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Fiskardo, anc. Panormos (property of Ch. Tselendi). A. Soteriou (Director, ΛΕ’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports the discovery at Tigania, within the modern settlement, of a rectangular paved area bounded by a low step (fig. 1). Around it opened rooms and other areas, while on the west side was a well-built paved road. Inscribed bases set in a Π-arrangement on the paved area provide information on office-holders, religious beliefs and personal names.  The two last lines of the inscription on one base are particularly revealing as they refer explicitly to the citizens of Panormos and place them in political relationship to the Emperor Hadrian (‘η πόλις Ανδρειανών Πανορμειτών’). In view of the importance of the monuments and the inscriptions, the Roman agora is assumed to be in this area. In addition to the agora of Panormos, important Roman monuments have been excavated throughout the modern town, notably the vaulted chamber tombs identified as mausolea,  parts of a theatre or odeion (still under study), and a small bath complex almost next to the cemetery on the bay of Ag. Andreas.    

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Marathia. A. Soteriou (Director, ΛΕ’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports the collection of Palaeolithic and Mesolithic stone tools from this location. 

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Vathy. A. Soteriou (Director, ΛΕ’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports surface finds from the hills around the town (and from rescue excavation within it) which indicate settlement of the area in the Mycenaean, Geometric, Archaic and Hellenistic periods.  A Roman-Late Roman complex found in rescue excavation in the public car park included a domestic shrine which yielded a bronze figurine perhaps depicting Asklepios (or a poet or philosopher, fig. 1), and an adjacent bath. A group of Roman tombs with rich grave goods (including glass vessels) were excavated in the grounds of the town school.

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Kerion Bay, Piso Panokambi (Perlakia). A. Soteriou (Director, ΛΕ’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports the discovery of a rectangular Hellenistic building, probably a farmhouse with a tower. The site is surrounded by cultivated land and has a neighbouring stream: the location on one of the lower hills in the area, with consequent restriction on the field of visibility, argues against a purely defensive function.    

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Ano Gerakari, Rizokastro-Kastro. A. Soteriou (Director, ΛΕ’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports the systematic recording of the Hellenistic fortification wall around the hill.   

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Krane (Tsilimidou property). A. Soteriou (Director, ΛΕ’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports the discovery of a Mycenaean settlement west of the known Late Helladic, Classical and Hellenistic settlement on the Kasteli and Pezoules hills.

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Krane. A. Soteriou (Director, ΛΕ’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports a series of discoveries in the course of road construction. A deposit of Geometric and Archaic pottery, plus sixth-century kilns, indicate a potter’s workshop a short distance from the Kasteli and Pezoules hills. In the same direction and in contact with the hills lay the Late Hellenistic and Early Roman craft quarter, including a potter’s workshop. Masses of fired clay and large sherd deposits were found, plus stamped amphora handles including the names ΞΕΝΩΝΟΣ, ΖΩΠΑΣ, and ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝΙΔΑΣ (fig. 1). Sections of cobbled roads add to the city’s network. Extensive Early Christian building complexes close to the sea are related to harbour installations (fig. 2). Part of a public building found on the same site cannot yet be characterised or dated.  The ancient road which ran through the city towards the cemetery was made accessible at Drakospilia, and the monumental city wall was uncovered at Razata (fig. 3).

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Pronnoi, Perdikovrysi. A. Soteriou (Director, ΛΕ’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports on excavation of a cemetery where illegal excavation had for decades resulted in the looting of many tombs. Most characteristic were enchytrismoi in large pithoi dated by grave goods to the second half of the sixth to the fourth centuries BC: the surviving goods suggest that the burials must originally have been rich.   

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Pale. A. Soteriou (Director, ΛΕ’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports on finds from rescue excavations.  On the Kalogeropoulou property, successive levels dating from the late eighth to the second centuries BC revealed a continuous settlement history.  A house next to a cobbled street had a second-century mosaic floor with emblemata of exceptional workmanship (fig. 1). Excavation for road construction revealed stone catapult balls probably left after the siege of Pale by Philip V in 218 BC (a date supported by the pottery recovered, fig. 2).  In 2009, a Roman marble male head was handed to the Ephoreia by G. Monokrousos (fig. 3), along with silver and bronze coins and other small objects found in the region. 

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Anemomylos (property of M. Pierri). The H’ ΕΠΚΑ reports the discovery of a mole from the Alkinoos harbour, plus a Roman building. Beneath almost the entire area of the inner harbour were two artificial fills: the older is the Archaic extension of the coastline to create the harbour (fig. 1), and the later is the thick deposit of amphorae which resulted from Roman remodelling after the temporary abandonment of the harbour. Finds include 386 coins, black and red figure sherds, many stamped amphora handles, lamps with plastic decoration, terra sigillata sherds, sherds of glass vessels, and metal items including two bronze strigils and an an iron lamp. (fig. 2).  

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Lefkada, Kalligonio. The ΛΣτ’ ΕΠΚΑ reports the discovery, by the Kalligonio junction on the Lefkada-Nidri road, of a 40m-long straight stretch of the north arm of the city fortification. (fig. 1) Construction followed the pseudo-isodomic system, whereby the gap between two facing walls was filled with rubble (emplekton) and a large stone set across every 1.5-2m. Unmixed Hellenistic pottery in the foundation dates the structure: a Late Roman installation subsequently occupied the area. 

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Boleika, Nidri. The ΛΣτ’ ΕΠΚΑ reports the discovery, in the foothills of Mt Skaros, close to the Dimosari stream, of an Early and Middle Helladic cemetery. Seven cist tombs and tombs with built walls were excavated, along with one pithos burial and four pit graves. The remains of stone constructions of varying shape (curved, straight and irregular) were investigating without establishing any connection with the burials, noting also their poor preservation. 

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