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Title: The Plakari Archaeological Project
Subtitle: Preliminary Report on the Second Field Season (2011)
Author(s): CRIELAARD, Paul , BARBETSEA, Elisabeth , CHARALAMBIDOU, Xenia , CHIDIROGLOU, Maria , GROENHUIJZEN, Mark , KOSMA, Maria , SONGU, Filiz
Volume: 19 Issue: 2 Date: 2013
An initial campaign of mapping the archaeological site of Plakari (southern Euboia) and its immediate surroundings was carried out in 2010 by VU University Amsterdam and the 11th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities. This was followed in the summer of 2011 by a season of excavations that brought to light large quantities of pottery and small finds that were part of an Early Iron Age sacrificial deposit, a small building for sacrificial feasting located within the perimeter of the sanctuary and dating to the late Classical period, and part of a building that was used for the storage of amphoras of roughly the same chronological phase. A first step was made with the systematic study of the thousands of Early Iron Age sherds, and geo-archaeological research was conducted in two areas to the south-west and north-east of the site in order to reconstruct the landscape formation processes of the coastal area.