ZOMINTHOS - 2009
Dress and personal ornament - Metal - Stone - Domestic space - Find Type - Material Type - Site Type
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Archaeological Society at Athens
Zominthos. Y. Sakellarakis reports on continuing excavations in 2009 at this upland centre. Three goals were pursued: the investigation of rooms 14 and 15 at the northwest, along with 19 and 28 to their immediate south; that of room 29; and that of the northeastern part of the Central Building which had been disturbed by looters. Work in rooms 14 and 15 focused on the consolidation of vulnerable walls, removing fill and tumble to reveal the lower courses in position. Numerous vases of several forms, including conical cups (fallen from above), 12 cups and a juglet, were recovered, as well as querns. In room 19, a pile of large stones and flat slabs at the east came from a collapsed stairway to the upper floor. Finally, in the southeastern part of room 28 was a quantity of pots; 11 cups (mostly conical), an amphora, a bucket and a base sherd with a mat impression. Various ornaments were also found: a bronze heart-shaped pendant which should be associated with two beads of carnelian and agate, finds which belong to the previous period, a pin, and a large piece of rock-crystal. To the west in the same room fallen floor slabs of schist came from the upper storey, along with a few conical cups, a jug and a grinder. Investigations of the southeast corner of the Central Building, damaged by looters, produced animal bones, carbon and one kalathiskos. In room 29 to the north, part of a more recent wall and a bronze arrowhead (Fig. 1) were found, and, in a deeper level, a series of paving or wall slabs, two conical cups and parts of six fruitstands. A more recent wall was also found in the western part of room 29.
Ergon (2009), 68-72
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