Area 555

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Area ID 555
Site Katsambas-Poros
Area type settlement
Area NR
Period Crete/Evans, Vagnetti: Early Neolithic I
Crete/Evans, Vagnetti: Early Neolithic II
Dating method material culture
Radiocarbon dated no
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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: 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 N. Galanidou - K. Manteli, Neolithic Katsambas Revisited: the Evidence from the House, 2008, Oxford
Alram-Stern, Eva, Die Ägäische Frühzeit, 2. Serie,Forschungsbericht 1977-2009. Das neolithische und vorpalastzeitliche Kreta, None, None
Comment This area is dated in the late Early Neolithic I (Knossos Stratum V/Evans) and in Early Neolithic II (Knossos Stratum IV/Evans) because of found pottery.
Settlement type None
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Settlement building technique stone
Settlement archaeological features courtyard
Cave/rockshelters type None
Cave/rockshelters: Evidence of graves/human remains
Cave/rockshelters: Evidence of occupation
Quarry exploitation type None
Quarry raw material
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Grave: number of female sex None
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Grave: number of not specified sex None
Grave: disturbance of graves
Description The remains of a building were found. It had 8 rooms on 70 m² and built in a but-and-ben construction. Rooms I, II and probably III had a thatched roof (materials came from the Kairatos banks). The walls were made of big stones, and in between them were small stones, bones and mud. Room II had a white clay floor. The house could be entered from the south, and the rooms were all connected. Outside of the house there was a courtyard, which was surrounded by a slender wall. The bones of domesticated animals were thrown away there.
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Interpretation ID 63