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1 January 2019

Αρχαιολογικές έρευνες και εργασίες στη Νάξο και τις Μικρές Κυκλάδες (2006-2013)

Irini Legaki & Mavroeidis Mavroeidopoulos In P. Triantafyllidis (ed.), 2017. Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο στα Νησιά του Αιγαίου. Διεθνές Επιστημονικό Συνέδριο, Ρόδος, 27 Νοεμβρίου-1 Δεκεμβρίου 2013, vol. B, Mytilene: 387-412.

The field investigations and projects of the 21st Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities in Naxos and the Small Cyclades, in between 2006-2013, brought to light new evidence about the islands’ prehistory and history, which could be summarized as follows: The rescue excavations of two well-preserved parts of the North Geometric Cemetery in Naxos enriched our knowledge about the burial practices and the beliefs of the people of the period. The excavations at Stelida contributed to the date of the exploitation of the raw chert sources and the construction of tools during the Paleolithic and Mesolithic periods.

Surveys in both Naxos and the Small Cyclades led to the detection of new EC sites. The excavation at Galanado revealed a cemetery and a settlement related to the Kastri Phase, while the excavation at Agios Myronas recovered a settlement in use from the Middle and the Late Bronze Age up to the Late Byzantine Period. Rock “art” (engraved spirals, cavities) in Naxos. Keros, Dhaskalio and Heracleia may be related to processes associated with metallurgy or to ideas about land sky and natural phenomena (lighting, rain, etc).

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