Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory


28 November 2012

Non-destructive investigation using Raman spectroscopy of stone archaeological artefacts from Apesokari – Crete (Greece)

Flouda, G., Vavouranakis, G., Katsaros, Th., Ganetsos, Th. & Tsikouras, B. in Radvan, R., Akyuz, S., Simileanu, M. & Dragomir, V. (eds), Proceedings of The Third Balkan Symposium on Archaeometry: The Unknown Face of the Artwork (Bucharest 2012): 45-51.

From the introduction

This paper examines stone vessels from two prehistoric funerary assemblages at Apesokari, a site situated in the region of Mesara, south central Crete, Greece. The vessels were found in two communal stone-built tombs, Tholos A and Tholos B, named after their circular burial chamber, which may have been vaulted. Both tombs lie southwest of the modern village Apesokari. They were used in the 3rd and 2nd millennium BC by the community of their neighbouring settlement which has been excavated on a prominent hill further south.

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