The Ayia Kyriaki, Melos Project
The aim of the Ayia Kyriaki survey on Melos was to complete the topographic and archaeological survey of the greater Ayia Kyriaki area. The archaeological/geomorphological survey concentrated in recording features in new units surveyed as well as major pottery scatters and dumps in the areas of key interest. It became evident that occupation of the site extended over a longer period than originally thought. Experiments have been carried out in modern lekane-shaped vessels placed on the hot soils and the active fumaroles near the chapel of Ayia Kyriaki so as to demonstrate a mechanism by which geothermal heat might have been used in the processing of industrial minerals in the Classical/Roman period.
Active from 1998 to 1999.
The Ayia Kyriaki, Melos Project (Fieldwork)The Ayia Kyriaki, Melos Project: Season 1998 (Survey)
The Ayia Kyriaki, Melos Project: Season 1999 (Survey)
Photos-Jones, Dr Effie