HYDRA Kaoumithi - 2007
Tomb - Tools/weapons - Dress and personal ornament - Metal - Minerals - Bone - Cemetery - Building Type - Find Type - Material Type - Site Type
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Ministry of Culture (ΚΖ' ΕΠΚΑ)
M. Petritaki (ΚΖ' ΕΠΚΑ) reports on test excavations conducted after survey. On the property of Sirius A Ltd at Kaoumithi, surface levels produced 2 EH vessels. In the courtyard of the property of S. Voulgari, 3 robbed chamber tombs previously reported were investigated, along with one other, investigation of which was impeded by mod. structures. The dromos of tomb 2 had been remodelled: within the chamber (2.50m di.), only one pit held a few bones and the other 2 had been disturbed. The bones are estimated to represent 13 individuals (7 adults and 6 sub-adults): radiocarbon dating at NCSR Democritos gave a date range of 9th-11th Ct AD (ca. 894−1020 AD). Twenty-two iron nails were found, probably from wooden coffins or boxes, plus sheet bronze from jewellery. It seems likely that these tombs were reused for much later burials since they do not conform to known Byz types. Tombs 3 and 4 were robbed in antiquity: tomb 4 contained obsidian and an EH sherd (the only PH finds preserved). In 1975 a further, probably Myc, tomb was found nearby by P. Themelis.
M. Petritaki, ΕΠΑΘΛΟΝ. Αρχαιολογικο Συνεδριο προς τιμην του Αδωνιδος Κ. Κυρου (Athens 2007), 253-57
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