KOUKAKI - 2010
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Koukaki, Th. Renti 9-11. Eugenia Tsalkou (Γ’ ΕΠΚΑ) reports on the discovery of a Submycenaean – Protogeometric cemetery as well as various Classical to Roman finds and burials (Fig. 1). Numerous Mycenaean, Submycenaean, Protogeometric and Geometric burials have been found in this area (see references above).
Submycenaean – Protogeometric burials: 29 rock-cut cist graves (Fig. 2), 4 shaft graves and 1 inurned cremation were found. 27 of these contained burial offerings. The latter include 14 stirrup jars, 8 prochoi, 6 lekythoi, 6 amphorae, 2 kyathoi, 2 flasks, 2 skyphoi, 6 bronze pins, 6 fibulae, 23 bronze rings, 2 silver rings, 2 spatulae and numerous beads from semiprecious stones, bronze and glass. The inurned cremation contained 4 terracotta animal figurines, 2 knucklebones, 12 terracotta weights, 10 perforated terracotta disks and an unidentified, perforated, terracotta artifact.
Classical-Hellenistic periods: 10 cisterns were found, some of which were connected with shafts. The cisterns contained pottery dating from the 5th to the 3rd c. B.C. and the 3rd to the 4th c. A.D. They also contained 4 funeral stelai, three of which bore inscriptions:
Inscription 1, late 4th c. B.C.: [Ἰ]άσων χρηστός
Inscription 2, 3rd or 2nd c. B.C.: Θεόφιλος
Inscription 3, late 4th or early 3rd c. B.C.: Φίλιππος
Finally, a skull and bones were found in one of the cisterns.
Hellenistic period: An inurned cremation and an amphora with ashes were found. They contained pieces of an iron artefact and 3 unguentaria. In addition, 7 walls were excavated as well as a cistern with shafts.
Roman period: 8 cist graves and 2 inurned cremations were excavated. The inurned cremations contained steatite spindle whorls, which date in the 2nd c. A.D. The cist graves date from the 1st to the 3rd c. A.D. and contained a plate, 2 unguentaria and an iron ring.
The excavation was conducted under the supervision of N. Sakka.
ADelt 65 (2010) Chr., 55-62
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