Was Antikythera Island a Hunting Base for Goats and Birds?
Heritage Key, 28/04/2010
The island of Antikythera occupies a unique place in the ancient world. It is about three kilometres long and was used as a base for pirates during Hellenistic Times. A shipwreck dating to this period carried a complex device called the Antikythera Mechanism which could calculate astronomical positions. Now there is a new chapter to add to the island’s past. It seems that during the Late Neolithic (ca. 4500 BC) Antikythera was used quite heavily for bird and possibly wild goat hunting.