B' KOUVELEIKI CAVE - Alepochori - 2000
Type of Operation
Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Ephoreia of Palaeoanthropology and Spelaeology
B’ Kouveleiki cave, Alepochori. Ch. Kontaxi (then EPS, now EPSNE) reports continuing excavation in 1999 and 2000. The only new anthropogenic features reported are Neolithic pits dug into the lower cave fill. Pottery consists of roughly-smoothed (and uncoated) domestic plainware, mainly storage vessels of different sizes, but also wide-mouthed vessels and open shapes such as bowls. Pithoi with rope decoration date to Late Neolithic I and II. Almost all of the stone tools are of Melian obsidian (blades, scrapers, arrowheads, etc.), with a very few simple flint items: worked stone axes, rubbers and millstones are also present (noting the use of serpentine). C14 dates indicate a range of 4,458−3,710 BC. The results of micromorphological and DNA analyses are awaited.
ADelt 55 (2000) Chr, 1202
Date of creation