ASTYPALAIA Vathy - 2008
Fortifications - Residence - Figurine - Hearth/Kiln/Oven - Stone - Domestic space - Building Type - Find Type - Material Type - Site Type
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Archaeological Society of Athens
Astypalaia Vathy. C. Doumas (ASA) reports on investigation of a hill which overlooks Vathy bay, in the N part of Astypalaia. On the NE side of the hill, building remains may belong to an ECyc fortified settlement, dated by surface sherds, stone vessel fragments, rock engravings and a schematic marble figurine. In the Hel period, the hill surface was levelled, a large and strong Π-shaped retaining wall built and a tower built on the resulting terrace, like those generally found in the Aegean islands. Much of the architecture of the tower and neighbouring remains was consumed in a lime kiln built here some decades ago, before the site was preserved.
Ergon 2008, 119−23
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