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KOUMASA
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Informations générales
Numéro de notice 5438
Année de l'opération 2014
Date de modification 2016-07-06
Nature de l'opération Fouille - Programmée
Institution(s) ASA
Fiche(s) associée(s) 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016 - 2017
Notice
Koumasa. D. Panagiotopoulos (ASA / Heidelberg) reports on continuing excavation (in collaboration with the 23rd EPKA) in the Minoan settlement, the “sanctuary” and nearby cemetery (Fig. 1).

In the S, room 5β of a long building in the settlement (Fig. 2) was excavated and its successive levels investigated.  The floor, hardened from use, belonged to the Neopalatial period, while the underlying level produced ceramics of the MM II-III period.  Among the ceramics in this level was found a leg fragment from a human figurine, according to the excavator a boxer (Fig. 3).  The next level produced MM IB-II ceramics.

In the so-called “Sanctuary”, above and N of the settlement, a narrow, corridor-like space SE of room 1 (Fig. 4) was investigated: its floor had blue plaster, its walls red.  Because room 1 had the same colour scheme and its floor was at approximately the same level, the excavator suggests the 2 rooms were originally a single room, the narrow space functioning as a storage space.

In the cemetery investigation of the section of Tholos tomb B unexcavated by Xanthoudidis: groups of human bones (Fig. 5) were found from secondary burials, a few broken vessels of the EM IIA period and a Pre- or Protopalatial seal. Outside Tholos tomb B, where a part of its circular wall was missing, were found a seal, 5 beads from a necklace and many obsidian blades.  In the tomb’s entrance a Prepalatial one-handled cup was found.  In the annexe to Tomb A a Cycladicising marble idol of Koumasa style was found (Fig. 6, 7), while 3 vessels of EM IIA were found outside it.
Mots-clés Édifice religieux - Figurine - Habitat - Maison - Nécropole - Os - Revêtements (mur et sol) - Sanctuaire - Sépulture
Chronologie Âge du bronze - Bronze ancien - Bronze moyen - Bronze récent
Bibliographie
Référence bibliographique Ergon (2014) 45-50
Auteur de la notice John BENNET
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