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  • In 2015 the French School at Athens resumed research on Anavlochos. The archaeological, topographical and geomorphological surveying of the range, carried out under the responsibility of F. Gaignerot-Driessen, have been initiated as part of a two-year programme (2015-2016). As a result of the 2015 season, the remains noted by P. Demargne in the inhabited area and at Kako Plai have been found and plotted. It has also been possible to identify the limits of the Geometric inhabited area, which occupied the central valley of the range over about a dozen hectares, and to specify how it was laid out. In total, 300 ancient architectural structures have been found, mapped, described, and photographed, while the surface material has been collected and undergone preliminary study.

    The central valley of Anavlochos, seen from the summit of the northwest peak (photo: Anavlochos Mission)

    The 2015 season benefited from the financial support of the FSA, the Action de Recherche Concertée project 'A World in Crisis?' (UCLouvain), the Universitty of North Carolina (UNC), the University of Paris-Sorbonne (ED 124), EA 7338 and UMR 8167.

    © EfA / F. Gaignerot-Driessen


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