A Home Above the Bay: A Neolithic Domestic Structure on the Mani Peninsula

Author(s): Danielle Riebe; Attila Gyucha

Year: 2016


Over the past five years, the Diros Project has conducted multi-disciplinary investigations in Diros Bay near the modern day town of Pyrgos Dirou on the Mani Peninsula, Southern Greece. Excavations aimed at gaining a better understanding of the chronological and functional relationship between the Neolithic Alepotrypa Cave and the contemporary external settlement on the nearby promontory. Excavation trenches were selected based on preliminary data recovered through surface collection and remote sensing techniques. In Block 2, a part of a stone building was revealed. Radiocarbon samples date the structure to the Final Neolithic making this structure a rarity in the archaeological record of Southern Greece. This paper details the results of the excavations on the domestic structure and the features found in association. The data will be contextualized within a broader regional perspective and particular attention will be given to the organization and use of space.

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A Home Above the Bay: A Neolithic Domestic Structure on the Mani Peninsula. Danielle Riebe, Attila Gyucha. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 403874)


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min long: -11.074; min lat: 37.44 ; max long: 50.098; max lat: 70.845 ;