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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 17 August 2019
ARCHAEOLOGY 12 THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 17 AUGUST 2019 DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM Aerial photo of Despotiko. PHOTO: EPHORATE OF ANTIQUITIES. Five new major archaeological discoveries unearthed in Greece important discovery had been unearthed on Evia island with the support of the Institute for Aegean History (INSTAP). Following a two-year G excavation near the town of Karystos on Evia, an important prehistoric settlement dated mainly to the Late Neolithic reece's Ministry of Culture announced last week that an Age was discovered. The settlement presents evidence of habitation and use both during the Late Neolithic and in the beginning stages of the Early Bronze Age, while it is believed to provide valuable information to archaeologists about the details of human life and the technology used during that time. According to the report, the buildings have stone walls, stone tables and desks, and there appears to be an oven alongside an array of portable objects. The excavation team, whose project is funded by the Norwegian Institute of Athens, has uncovered two clay anthropomorphic figurines, several polished and cut-stone tools, artefacts made of different types of stone, as well as human and animal bones. CLASSICAL ERA CEMETERY ON TINOS Moreover, a grave steles site dated back to the Classical Years was discovered during another excavation conducted at a Classical era cemetery in Xobourgo on the island of Tinos with the auspices of the University of Athens respectively. The steles are considered to be of high importance as they will provide information on the classical sculpture history of the island. These high quality works, several still intact, are the link between the history of ancient sculpture and the tradition of modern Tinos sculpture. "The cemetery is situated at the southeastern foothills of Xobourgo and was the main cemetery of ancient settlement that developed in the Classical era," reads the Greek Culture Ministry's announcement. "The settlement, established just before 1,000 BC, was surrounded by huge walls and was initially used as 'refuge settlement'. Later, it developed into the most important settlement of Tinos which constituted the main economic and political centre of the island until its abandonment at the end of the 4th century BC." Findings in Despotiko. PHOTO: EPHORATE OF ANTIQUITIES The Aidonia burial site in southern Greece. PHOTO: EPHORATE OF ANTIQUITIES. Tomb stele in Naxos. PHOTO: GREEK MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND SPORTS The Aidonia burial site in southern Greece. PHOTO: EPHORATE OF ANTIQUITIES. Aerial photo of the site in Karystos. PHOTO: GREEK MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND SPORTS Parts of the foundations for the walls that were unearthed near Karystos, on Euboea. PHOTO: GREEK MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND SPORTS The Aidonia burial site in southern Greece. PHOTO: EPHORATE OF ANTIQUITIES.
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