The Secretary of state for Emails and Performs, Office of Antiquities, states the realization a shorter period of archaeological analysis performed by the Office of Record and The archaeology of gortyn of the Aristotle Higher education of Thessaloniki (AUT) at the pre-Neolithic website of Vretsia-Roudias in the Troodos mountain ranges (Pafos District). The venture is done under the route of Prof. Nikolaos Efstratiou.
The shorter area period at this remarkably located Pleistocene rooftop of the Xeros Stream took place at the end of Nov 2011 and the function was performed by a select few consists of undergrad and postgrad learners of the AUT and of Cypriot archaeologists and unique experts (Fig.1.).
The major goals of this season's research were: to further examine the excavated place, to proceed the treatment of the website complete, at least in the place under analysis, to research the website stratigraphy, to further expose the so-called ‘stone-paved’ place that was determined truly and lastly to perform geoarchaeological analysis at the website.
The archaeology excavation this season created a different and better image due to the development of executive functions such as the so-called ‘stone-paved’ place on the exterior of which were discovered diamond resources such as mills, pounders, cores showing device generation, used stones etc but also many other resources which all factor towards the everyday living of a ‘structure’. The other essential element of proof is that this framework was discovered to be ‘sealed’ by a dark-colored used coating, as a outcome of extreme losing. Of course this feature’s use continues to be not yet determined (Fig. 2).
Perhaps the most amazing outcome of this season's analysis was the complete level which was reached: over 1, 20 m of archaeological levels were excavated disclosing an amazing stratigraphical series (Fig. 3.). This series allows for the discovers to be quickly associated with clearly identified levels, adding towards the better comprehension of Cyprus’ typological and technical series relevant to the starting of the Holocene, to which the website is supposed to be to (the Epi-Paleolithic interval and the starting Neolithic (10.000 – 6.000 B.C.). Moreover, the website deeply stratigraphy may be indicating the everyday living of even previously stages of the island’s prehistory. In this feeling, the website of Roudias seems to be creating into one recognized by an exciting energetic.
Amongst the archaeological discovers this season are considerable amounts of diamond resources of various styles, verifying the concept that the website was consistently frequented and perhaps seasonally populated by categories of seeker and gatherers throughout Cyprus’ starting prehistory, from the Tenth century B.C until the mid 7th century B.C (Fig. 4.)
The third excavation interval at the upland website of Roudias shows the excavators’ preliminary analysis concerning the part of Cyprus’ tremendous mountain hinterland places during the yet mysterious to us improvements of the end of the Pleistocene and starting symptoms of the Holocene interval on the region.
Once more the analysis group the Aristotle Higher education of Thessaloniki needs to thank the Malta Office of Jungles for its essential assistance of the function on the Troodos mountain ranges.
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