Area 317

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Area ID 317
Site Azoria
Area type settlement
Area NR
Period Crete/Evans, Vagnetti: Final Neolithic
Dating method material culture
Radiocarbon dated no
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
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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 Alram-Stern, Eva, Die Ägäische Frühzeit, 2. Serie,Forschungsbericht 1977-2009. Das neolithische und vorpalastzeitliche Kreta, None, None
Comment The missing of cheese pots indicates that this area dates in the early Final Neolithic.
Settlement type None
Settlement structure houses: free-standing
Settlement building type
Settlement building shape rectangular
Settlement building technique
Settlement archaeological features hearth
stone platform
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
Cemetery/graves mortuary features
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Grave: number of female sex None
Grave: number of male sex None
Grave: number of not specified sex None
Grave: disturbance of graves
Description Three rectangular free-standing buildings were found (during the excavations in 2003/4 by D. Haggis) beneath some archaic buildings. The three buildings are only separated by narrow passages and therefore create a densely built-up area with open areas suitable for joint use. In building 1 two rectangular platforms are preserved. Upon them one anthropomorphic terracotta figurine with a bird-face and incised-pointillé decoration on its neck was found. On its body there are diagonal incisions that indicate a coat. Beside the platforms there was a pit-hearth with a cooking pot on it. In the pot there was a disassembled young pig (age 12-24 months). Building 2 consisted of shell masonry, was narrow and had two rooms. On its floor there were flint-tools which indicate flint-tool-production in this place. Because of its form building 2 was probably a storage-building. Only walls were found of building 3. On the road between building 2 and 3, scraps of stone-tool production were found. A slate can be connected to this task.
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