Area 641

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Area ID 641
Site Knossos
Area type settlement
Area NR
Period Crete/Evans, Vagnetti: Middle Neolithic
Crete/Tomkins 2007: Final Neolithic IB
Dating method material culture
Radiocarbon dated None
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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
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 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
Comment Stratum III A = Final Neolithic IB (Tomkins) = Middle Neolithic (Evans) = 4200 - 3900 B.C.
Settlement type tell
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Settlement archaeological features pit
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: type of human remains
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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 The complex building in the West Court of the Palace from Stratum III B was still used. Pits were installed in the area, and above them Building B was erected. Southern of it, there was Building G 1, which was destroyed at the transition to Late Neolithic II. The lower part of stratum II in Area AC is to be equated with stratum III A in Area BD. Pottery: rippled decoration decreases, incised decoration increases (diagonal parallel lines in form of triangles and angles); new: horizontal ladder-motif, checkerboard- motif, "knitting pattern", "sewing motif"; most frequent forms: curving-out cups with flat base, tubs or lids, ladles with wishbone handles and ripple-decor, bi-conical cups, weaver's shuttle; new: bridge spout, foot-bowls (foots have cut-out zones) Pottery found under the Throne Room can also be ascribed to this context.
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