Neolithic Lime Plastered Floors in Drakaina Cave, Kephalonia Island, Western Greece: Evidence of the Significance of the Site

@article{Karkanas2008NeolithicLP,
  title={Neolithic Lime Plastered Floors in Drakaina Cave, Kephalonia Island, Western Greece: Evidence of the Significance of the Site},
  author={Panagiotis Karkanas and Georgia Stratouli},
  journal={The Annual of the British School at Athens},
  year={2008},
  volume={103},
  pages={27 - 41}
}
The Neolithic layers of Drakaina Cave in Kefalonia Island are characterized by several successive well-preserved plaster floors. These constructed floors, along with the relating archaeological sediments, were examined using micromorphological techniques, which involve the study of petrographie thin sections produced by resin-impregnated, undisturbed blocks of sediment. At Drakaina, lime plaster was identified as the construction material of the floors, which consist of a mixture of clay and… Expand
Pottery Firing Structures in the Early Mediterranean: Micromorphological Evidence and Archaeological Data from Middle Neolithic Kouphovouno (Southern Greece)
Excavations at Kouphovouno (Laconia, Greece) have revealed burnt deposits associated with firing structures. The ‘millefeuille’ (vanilla slice) observed was composed of alternating layers of burntExpand
Characterization of stone artifacts from the Middle and Late Neolithic to the Chalcolithic deposits of Drakaina Cave, Kephalonia, Ionian Islands: a mineralogical-geochemical approach for determination of local and “exotic” raw materials and their sources
This work presents the results of the mineralogical, petrographic, and geochemical study carried out on representative samples from the large assemblage of the Neolithic stone artifacts found inExpand
Micromorphological contributions to the study of ritual behavior at the ash altar to Zeus on Mt. Lykaion, Greece
The ash altar to Zeus, located on a peak of Mt. Lykaion (Greece), consists of a thick, anthropogenic deposit that formed as a result of repeated deposition of burnt offerings. Excavations conductedExpand
Soil-Geomorphology and Micromorphology of a Natufian Depositional Record at El-Wad Terrace, Mount Carmel, Israel
The Natufian sequence at the site of el-Wad Terrace (EWT) shows a complex depositional record derived from intertwined soil-geomorphic and human processes. In order to identify site formationExpand
The contribution of soil micromorphology in understanding the use of space in Area Pi at Malia (Crete)
Abstract Geoarchaeology uses sediments to define the relation between human, soil and environment by approaching, among other questions, the use of space in different earthen structures. During theExpand
The Vitruvian legacy: Mortars and binders before and after the Roman world
A brief history of the nature, use and technology of binders in ancient constructions and buildings is outlined, including the apparent chronological discontinuities related to technologicalExpand
Geoarchaeology in Greece: A review
This paper examines the history and disciplinary trajectory of geoarchaeology in Greece. Comprising one of the most complex and tectonically active geological settings and entailing one of theExpand
Stable Places and Changing Perceptions: Cave Archaeology in Greece
This volume provides a welcome introduction to cave archaeology generally (or it may be used as a reader on aspects of cave research); its purpose is to underline the importance of caves inExpand
Neolithic pottery groups from the Agia Triada Cave, southern Euboea, and the Aegean Late Neolithic: some remarks
Στο κείμενο που ακολουθεί παρουσιάζονται τα προκαταρκτικά συμπεράσματα της εν εξελίξει μελέτης του υλικού των ανασκαφών που πραγματοποιήθηκαν κατά τα έτη 2007-2010 στο σπήλαιο της Αγίας ΤριάδαςExpand

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 55 REFERENCES
Special Studies: Petrographic Thin Sections and the Development of Neolithic Plaster Production in Northern Israel
AbstractPetrographic and petrological techniques have been used to examine Neolithic plaster products from several sites in northern Israel. Referring to former studies, the value of differentExpand
The Beginnings of Pyrotechnology: Neolithic and Egyptian Lime Plaster
AbstractCharacterization of pre-pottery Neolithic and Egyptian plasters has been carried out, with emphasis on microstructural observations with the scanning electron microscope. Samples from AsikliExpand
Micromorphological studies of Greek prehistoric sites: New insights in the interpretation of the archaeological record
Ongoing micromorphological studies in several prehistoric sites of Greece (Theopetra cave, Boila rockshelter, Alonnisos, Drakaina cave, Kouveleiki cave, Lakonis cave complex, and Dispilio lakeExpand
News and Short Contributions
Petrographic and petrological techniques have been used to examine Neolithic plaster products from several sites in northern Israel. Referring to former studies, the value of different analyticalExpand
Soils and Micromorphology in Archaeology
Basic concepts in soil science and current methods field strategies the microscopic approach thin section description sediments anthropogenic features post-depositional processes and relevantExpand
Hot lime technology imparting high strength to historic mortars
Abstract In previous works the mineralogical and physico-chemical properties of crushed brick-lime mortars in response to stresses, simulating earthquakes or dynamic soil structure interactions, wereExpand
Symbolic behaviour at places of social activity beyond the domestic area in the Ionian Neolithic
This paper suggests a reassessment of the role of caves during the Neolithic in Greece. Some of these cavities could have hosted performative and ritual events, or other kinds of social and/orExpand
Life rhythms and floor sequences: excavating time in rural Rajasthan and Neolithic Catalhoyuk
Ethnographic data from rural Rajasthan in India demonstrate that the temporal rhythms of human life articulate with changes in the nature of village floors. Various temporal cycles, including theExpand
The Greek Neolithic: A new review
The Greek Neolithic, here divided into five phases, is the oldest in Europe. Geographically, it is the closest to the Near East and has thus long been seen as an impoverished derivative of theExpand
Bone Preservation in Kebara Cave, Israel using On-Site Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometry
Abstract The distribution of bones in Kebara Cave, Israel, is very heterogeneous. In order to address the question of whether the bone concentrations were created secondarily by differentialExpand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...