KEPHALI - Sphendyli - 2010
Bronze Age - Early Bronze Age - Middle Bronze Age - Late Bronze Age
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Kephali Sphendyli. M. Mavriki-Balanou (ΚΓ’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports the discovery of a Neopalatial Minoan building complex in the catchment area of the Aposelemi Dam.
The structure, oriented almost north-south, contained 52 rooms and had strong walls of local limestone, with substantial use of mud-brick. Smaller habitation units and areas for religious activities are detected (Figs. 1 and 2). Neopalatial pottery (largely domestic in nature) defined the main use-phase. Substantial reuse in LM III is indicated by later walling. Some Archaic sherds (mostly from pithoi) were recovered. Under the structure, and below a layer of sterile soil, were four Late Neolithic/Early Minoan burials.
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