PALAIKASTRO - 2010
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British School at Athens
Palaikastro. L.H. Sackett (BSA/Groton) reports on continuing study.
Street deposits show that Building 1 was in full use in LMIB, but had been completely cleared following the destruction. In Building 7, study concentrated on the northern half: an LMIIIA2 floor in Room 2 with sunken storage jars at the northeast has associated earlier and later (destruction and abandonment) levels. A good ritual deposit and some stone tools belong with Room 4, and a support-structure for a possible L-shaped staircase is identified in Room 9.
Work was undertaken on the plasters for Block M and Buildings 1 and 5. Charcoal from Building 2 can be identified to species level, and grains, legumes, olive and grape (amongst others) have been identified within the environmental samples. A charred insect was retrieved from Room 1. Comparable discoveries were made for Building 7, including fish and small mammal bones. Formanifera have also been recovered.
Unpublished field report, British School at Athens
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