Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory


21 August 2011

Excavation at the site of Pigi-Agios Andronikos in Stroumpi (Pafos)

Albert J. Ammerman, Pavlos Flourentzos & Jay S. Noller Report of the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus, 2009 [2010]: 17-38.

From the Introduction

The purpose of this article is to present the results of the excavation carried out at the prehistoric site of Pigi-Agios Andronikos in October of 2005. The excavation was undertaken as a joint venture by Pavlos Flourentzos, the then Director of the Department of Antiquities (Cyprus) and Albert J. Ammerman of Colgate University (New York); its chief aim was to learn more about the stratigraphic sequence at the site. The fieldwork involved first cleaning the tall section (artificially created by a bulldozer in 1987), which runs along the west side of a large field in vines, and then excavating the section itself. In all, there was the opportunity to examine and document the central part of the section over a length of 23 metres. The site of Pigi-Agios Andronikos (hereafter called Pigi) is located on the southwest side of the village of Stroumpi in the Pafos District of Cyprus. A brief report on the discovery of the site and on the preliminary work that was done there in 2003 and 2004 -the collection of Red-on-White painted pottery and polished stone axes from the site surface, the drawing of a 2m. long stretch of the section (with prehistoric materials exposed in its face), and the observations made on the site’s environmental setting (Pigi is situated in the middle of an east-facing slope at a distance of about 200m. from a natural spring)- appeared in this journal several years ago (Ammerman and Sorabji 2005).


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