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19 February 2013

A Late Palaeolithic site at Ouriakos (Limnos, Greece) in the north-eastern Aegean

Nikos Efstratiou, Paolo Biagi, Panagiotis Karkanas & Elisabetta Starnini Antiquity 87:335 (March 2013): Project Gallery

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The Late Palaeolithic site of Ouriakos is located on the south-eastern coast of the island of Limnos in the northern Aegean. It was discovered in 2006 during the construction of a car park close to the beach which removed part of a sand dune. The site is partly located on a Pleistocene calcarenite marine terrace, some 10m above present sea level, delimited by two seasonal streams. A profile along the right bank of the southern stream shows a buried dark clayey palaeosoil that developed above the calcarenite, containing chipped stone artefacts at its top, and which was sealed by a sand dune.

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