PSEIRA - 2010
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American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Pseira. P. P. Betancourt (ASCSA/Temple) and C. Davaras (Athens) report on a season of geological study in 2010, pursuing identification of which resources were exploited by the Minoans and how this was done. Study of the quarries and of raw materials was undertaken. In architectural contexts, two main stone sources were utilized: the Plattenkalk limestone, preferred for wall construction because of its strong and compact nature, and metacarbonate which is easily broken into slabs for paving, steps etc.
Unpublished field report, American School of Classical Studies at Athens
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