Area 96


Main Information
Area ID 96
Site Idaean Cave
Area type cave or rockshelter
Area NR
Period Crete/Evans, Vagnetti: Aceramic Neolithic 7000 - 6500
Crete/Evans, Vagnetti: Early Neolithic I 6500 - 4900
Crete/Evans, Vagnetti: Early Neolithic II 4900 - 4500
Crete/Evans, Vagnetti: Middle Neolithic
Crete/Evans, Vagnetti: Late Neolithic 4500 - 3700
Crete/Evans, Vagnetti: Final Neolithic 3700 - 2900
Crete/Tomkins 2007: Initial Neolithic 7000 - 6500
Crete/Tomkins 2007: Early Neolithic 6500 - 5900
Crete/Tomkins 2007: Middle Neolithic 5900 - 5300
Crete/Tomkins 2007: Late Neolithic I 5300 - 4900
Crete/Tomkins 2007: Late Neolithic II 4900 - 4500
Crete/Tomkins 2007: Final Neolithic IA 4500 - 4200
Crete/Tomkins 2007: Final Neolithic II 3900 - 3600
Crete/Tomkins 2007: Final Neolithic IB 4200 - 3900
Crete/Tomkins 2007: Final Neolithic III 3600 - 3300
Crete/Tomkins 2007: Final Neolithic IV 3300 - 3000
Dating method
Radiocarbon dated None
Earliest date: Lab Number
Earliest date: 14C age (BP) None
Earliest date: Calibration None
Earliest date: 14C age calibrated (BC) None
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) None
Latest date: Calibration None
Latest date: 14C age calibrated (BC) None
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
Settlement type None
Settlement structure
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Settlement building shape
Settlement building technique
Settlement archaeological features
Cave/rockshelters type cave
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
Grave: type of human remains
Grave: estimated number of individuals
Grave: age groups
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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 In the northern room of the cave neolithic strata were discovered. They contained tools made of bone, flint and obsidian. Because of the prominent location of the cave Tomkins suggests it had a ritual meaning even in the Neolithic.
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