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Title: Zakynthos Archaeology Project
Subtitle: The 2015 Survey at Skoulikado-Kalimachos
Author(s): VAN WIJNGAARDEN, Gert Jan , MERKOURI, Christina , LIGKOVANLIS, Stefanos , SPEGI, Myrsini , VAN PUIJENBROEK, Florens , VERSLOOT, Anne , WAAGEN, Jitte , AVRAMIDIS, Pavlos
Volume: 23 Issue: 2 Date: 2017
In the summer of 2015, we carried out a surface survey a few kilometres northeast of the town of Skoulikado on the island of Zakynthos. This region is situated to the north of the other areas of the Zakynthos Archaeology Project. The impetus for starting this research was the discovery and report of Mycenaean pottery by one of the inhabitants in the area. As elsewhere on Zakynthos, the archaeological surface record is very fragmented, due to geomorphology and agricultural practices. Nevertheless, we have been able to identify traces of human presence in the area since the Palaeolithic period. In particular, there are two find concentrations that testify to habitation in prehistory and the Mycenaean period and one find concentration testifying to human presence in the Hellenistic-Roman period. Moreover, this latter site can be connected to an inscription that was found in the 19th century.