Results

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Research results

 

Plakari was first inhabited during the Final Neolithic and probably constitutes one of the earliest settlements in the area. A second occupation phase dates to the Early Iron Age, when a sanctuary was established on the hilltop. The earliest finds attributable to the sanctuary date to the 11th or 10th c BC. The accompanying EIA settlement was situated on the slopes to the south and north, and probably on the adjacent hill to the west (map: Ridge B). During the Classical period the sanctuary was still (or again?) in use. Terrace 2, immediately west of the hilltop, housed a building (Building A) that had a cultic function, possibly as a hestiatorion (see report 2011). Perhaps the two rock-cut niches that can be seen on the highest point of the hilltop (map: N1+2) also belong to this phase. Building B on the north-west corner of Terrace 1 (map: T1, T2) fulfilled a domestic function and dates to the 4th century BCE.