Area 144

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Area ID 144
Site Platia Magoula Zarkou
Area type cemetery or grave
Area NR
Period Thessaly/Reingruber: Late Neolithic: Tsangli, Arapi
Dating method material culture
Radiocarbon dated None
Earliest date: Lab Number
Earliest date: 14C age (BP)
Earliest date: Calibration None
Earliest date: 14C age calibrated (BC)
Earliest date: Date of calibration None
Earliest date: Standard deviation None
Earliest date: Delta 13C None
Earliest date: Dated by
Latest date: Lab Number
Latest date: 14C age (BP)
Latest date: Calibration None
Latest date: 14C age calibrated (BC)
Latest date: Date of calibration None
Latest date: Standard deviation None
Latest date: Delta 13C None
Latest date: Dated by
Period Reference
Settlement type None
Settlement structure
Settlement building type
Settlement building shape
Settlement building technique
Settlement archaeological features
Cave/rockshelters type None
Cave/rockshelters: Evidence of graves/human remains
Cave/rockshelters: Evidence of occupation
Quarry exploitation type None
Quarry raw material
Cemetery/graves topography extramural
Cemetery/graves mortuary features
Grave: number of graves
Grave type vessel
Grave: type of human remains cremation
Grave: estimated number of individuals 60
Grave: age groups adult (19-40)
infans I (0-6)
juvenile (13-18)
Grave: sexes female individuals
male individuals
Grave: number of female sex 1
Grave: number of male sex 3
Grave: number of not specified sex 56
Grave: disturbance of graves
Description The cremations were placed either individually or in groups. The burnt bones were in urns, which were either laid upright or upside down with the mouth down and were sometimes covered with another pot. In many cases, the urn was accompanied by a smaller vessel containing no bones. As urns ordinary pots were used which showed numerous traces of use. The cemetery has been dated to the beginning of the Late Neolithic, which makes it one of the oldest cemeteries excavated in Greece.
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