Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory


17 August 2012

Bronze Age workshop found in Cyprus

Ι, 5/7/2012

Α wide Workshop Complex of the Bronze Age, was identified during the 2012 fieldwork season undertaken by the Italian Archaeological Mission Università degli Studi di Firenze, at the site of Erimi-Laonin tou Porakou. According to the Department of Antiquities the Workshop Complex covers an area measuring 20 x 20 m. which is currently under investigation. In the Storage Area I (SA I) a series of installations a circular hearth, a rounded and rectangular basin, and jars and pithoi emplacements, were found directly carved into the plaster floor or directly built on it, thus hinting to a multi-functional room. In the Workshop Complex an extended area of 10 m. towards the West was investigated and three new rooms (SA III, SA IV, SA V) were exposed.




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