PSATHI - 2000
Type of Operation
Ministry of Culture & Tourism (ΚΕ' ΕΠΚΑ)
Psathi (Theodorogiorgakis field). M. Andreadaki- Vlazaki reports on excavations conducted from 1999- 2000 in this Prepalatial settlement (see previously AR 49 [2002-2003], 88; Kritiki Estia , 250-52). In 1980, excavation at the west end of this field revealed substantial quantities of Prepalatial pottery. Renewed fieldwork has revealed the extent of damage caused to the settlement (which occupied the southern part of the hill); apart from large quantities of surface pottery and piles of stones, only traces of the settlement remain. Parts of a building (Fig. 1) with three structural phases were recovered, occupying a triangular area which seems to have served as a workshop: parts of further rooms were noted, one of which runs onto the neighbouring property. The floors were earthen and paved, and stone receptacles were built at the base of two walls. Two stone querns (Fig. 2) and some pounders were retrieved; the ceramics are typical of this phase for western Crete.
ADelt 55 (2000), Chr, 1027-28 AR 49 (2002-2003), 88 Kritiki Estia (2002), 250-52
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