Markiani Amorgos Survey 1985-1987: Season 1985
Survey: Systematic fieldwalking survey
In late August (24-26 and 30) 1985, surface survey and cleaning works were undertaken, focused mainly on Terrace 1, and specifically on the area at the foot of the rock escarpment with its dry-stone wall, which delimits the north side of the terrace and separates it from the summit. Several cuttings were noted in this scarp, which were numbered from west to east, 1 to 4. Sherds were visible around the roots of the large bushes growing out of the clefts in the rocks that define the cuttings. Since we had no tools for clearing the vegetation, we concentrated on Rock Cutting 2, where most sherds could be seen. In this brief season, a considerable quantity of surface material was recovered, including potsherds, spindle-whorls, metal fragments, obsidian, stone rubbers and seashells. Unfortunately it is not possible in the present volume to examine the numerous moveable finds collected from cleaning the cuttings; a few have been selected and are presented as special finds.
Active from 24 Aug 1985 to 30 Aug 1985.
Marangou, Professor Lila
Marangou, Lila, et al. 2006. Markiani, Amorgos: an Early Bronze Age Fortified Settlement: Overview of the 1985-1991 Investigations. 40. xvi, 296 p.
Marangou, Lila. The discovery of the settlement and the 1985 investigation, in Marangou, Lila, et al. Markiani, Amorgos: an Early Bronze Age Fortified Settlement: Overview of the 1985-1991 Investigations. 3-8. Direct link