Achilleion: a Neolithic settlement in Thessaly, Greece, 6400-5600 B.C.
Institute of Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1989 - History - 388 pages
A rich picture of village life in the 7th and 6th millennia BC, as seen through the excavations of an important site in Greece. Especially noteworthy is the extensive corpus ofmaterials relating to domestic cult practice (figurines and vessels). Also included are specialist studies of faunal and floral remains, lithics, and radiocarbon dates.
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Achilleion animal anthropomorphic arms Aurochs balk of squares base beaked Bird Goddess blades bone broken burnished surface ceramic CHALCEDONY chevrons circular hearth core Cross Tabulation cylindrical deer diameter disturbed area early IVa Elateia examples excavation fallow deer Figure figurine fire pit Found in courtyard fragment Gimbutas Greece greenstone head house-shrine IIlb incised line indicated knobs KURTOSIS late IVa layer legs llia lllb Marija Gimbutas mask material middle IVa missing motif neck neolithic north balk obsidian Orange clay painted pottery perforated Phase illb Phase IVa Phase lb plaster floor platform polished post house pottery Pregnant Goddess probably radiocarbon dates red deer red jasper retouch Roe deer sample schematic Sesklo sheep sherds shrine Snake stone stratum subphase surface finish tapered test pit tetrapodal Thessaly thick thin torso trench upper vases vessel shape wall ware white slip