Area 625


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Area ID 625
Site Phaistos
Area type settlement
Area NR
Period Crete/Tomkins 2007: Final Neolithic III 3600 - 3300
Crete/Tomkins 2007: Final Neolithic IV 3300 - 3000
Dating method material culture
Radiocarbon dated None
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Earliest date: 14C age (BP) None
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Period Reference P. Tomkins, Neolithic: Strata IX-VIII, VII-VIB, VIA-V, IV, IIIB, IIIA, IIA, and IC Groups, 2007, London
Alram-Stern, Eva, Die Ägäische Frühzeit, 2. Serie,Forschungsbericht 1977-2009. Das neolithische und vorpalastzeitliche Kreta, None, None
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Cave/rockshelters: Evidence of graves/human remains
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Quarry exploitation type None
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Description In Final Neolithic III and IV, Phaistos was the biggest settlement in the Mesara-Plain (ca. 20 000 m² and 60-100 inhabitants). Animal bones show that there were mainly sheep/goats (used for meat-, milk- and wool-production); several agrimi remains were found. Cattle (maybe used as draft animals) and pigs (for meat) occurred half as often as sheep/goats. A few bones of dogs were there. Mollusks were not an important source of food, although Patella and Glycymeris-shells were eaten. Charonia shells showed remains of red ocher and were probably used as musical instruments. Cerastoderma was used as jewellery. Also, turtle shells were found.
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Interpretation ID 79