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Koumasa
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Informations générales
Numéro de notice 6507
Année de l'opération 2017
Date de modification 2018-08-27
Nature de l'opération Fouille - Programmée
Institution(s) ASA
Fiche(s) associée(s) 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016 - 2017
Notice

Koumasa.  D. Panagiotopoulos (ASA) reports on continuing excavation of the Minoan cemetery (Figs 1-2).  On the first day the head of a limestone Cycladicising figurine of Koumasa type was found (Fig. 3); to date the excavation had only produced 4 fragments of similar figurines, but without heads.

During cleaning of tholos B part of a bronze dagger was found among bone.  Fill to the NW of the tomb produced beads, fragments of stone vessels and obsidian blades, as well as a large number of pottery sherds.  The ceramics date to the Pre- and Proto-palatial periods.  The most significant find was another head of a Cycladic figurine of Dokathismata type (Fig. 4), bearing a few indications of colour.  Xanthoudidis had found an intact Cycladic figurine, but of Spedos type.

In a pit containing secondary burials 57 beads of a necklace were found among human and animal bones (Fig. 5).  The beads were cylindrical with fluted decoration and disc-shaped.  Three small stone amulets were also found.

In the larger cemetery, outside the tholos tombs, much pottery of the EM IIA period was found (Fig. 6) offering a clear means to define its period of use.

Mots-clés Figurine - Métal - Nécropole - Os - Outillage/armement - Parure/toilette - Pierre - Sépulture
Chronologie Âge du bronze - Bronze ancien
Bibliographie
Référence bibliographique Ergon (2017), 49-52.
Auteur de la notice John BENNET
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