PHARKADON - 2008
Tomb - Tools/weapons - Bone - Stone - Cemetery - Building Type - Find Type - Material Type - Site Type
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Ministry of Culture (ΛΔ' ΕΠΚΑ)
Pharkadon. L. Hatziangelakis (Director, ΛΔ' ΕΠΚΑ) reports the discovery of 14 MH cist graves in the course of work on the national road from Trikala to Larisa in the area of Pharkadon. The graves contained the remains of both adults and children, variously oriented but usually in extended position with the hands crossed on the chest, across the pelvis or by the sides. In 2 cases, the bodies lay on their side with the knees bent. Pottery found in the graves included plainware vessels, a perfume vessel, sherds from funerary vases, as well as pottery in the style of Bratislavan ware and ware from Petromagoula near Volos. Stone and bone tools, flint points and cores, and obsidian blades were also included. Among the more significant finds was a semicircular construction which probably marks out a burial area; on the exterior was a child’s cranium, on the interior the cranium of an adult, and there were traces of burning over the entire area.
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