CORFU - ERMONES - 2000
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Ministry of Culture and Tourism: Η' ΕΠΚΑ
Ermones (Mexa property). G. Metallinou (Η' ΕΠΚΑ) reports on excavation west of Vatos, ca. 500m from the coast in the northern foothills of Mount Ag. Georgios. The plot is covered with rocks from seismic activity and landslides.
Three sectors were excavated. In section E’ was a circular stone structure (Fig. 1), probably a pit (1.5−1.7m in diameter), which contained pottery (including a globular miniature juglet and a one-handle kyathos), animal bones and ash. This, plus an adjacent (similar but smaller) round structure, contained Early Bronze Age settlement material. The pit was associated with a floor of packed clay and sparse gravel. Nearby, was an infant burial in a cist, with animal bone but no grave goods (a common practice throughout the Middle and Late Bronze Age in Northwest Greece and Illyria). This evidence, combined with finds from sectors Γ’ and Στ’, confirms that the site was inhabited during the Early and Middle Bronze Age, was destroyed by earthquake and subsequent rock slides, and was then used as a cemetery during the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age.
ADelt 55 (2000) Chr, 654−55
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