PKey Report

PK: C1384                  TITLE: Agios Fokas: Acropolis


WGS84:        36.176193° N, 27.764058° E
                      36.176193, 27.764058      

MAP      GMAP      GHACK      BING

LON/LAT:      27.764058, 36.176193
DM'S":          36° 10' 34.295" N      27° 45' 50.609" E
W3W:             facelift.avoids.subgenre
UTM:              35 S   568710 m E   4003762 m N
EGSA87:       838416, 4009772

Accuracy:     Exact
Elevation:     419 m.       1374.67196 feet
Region:         Dodecanese
Subregion:   Rhodes
  Target:    
GENERAL SITE TYPE:  Settlement

TYPE

1.    Sherds.   Simpson and Lazenby [1973], 146    'Some prehistoric occupation is also indicated by a few sherds of 'oatmeal' fabric, including part of a V-shaped vestigial lug, of coarse clay with white and purple grits, and smoothed orange surface.'

2.    Sherds.   Simpson and Dickinson [1979], 352    ' ..., but the only signs of prehistoric occupation are a few coarse sherds, including part of a lug of a type resembling LN or EB.'

3.    Sherds.   Simpson [1981], 197    'The only signs of a possible prehistoric habitation site are a few coarse sherds found in 1970 on Ayios Fokas, including part of a lug of a type resembling Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age examples ...'

PERIOD (High Chronology)


1. Prehistoric: (4000 BC - 1190 BC)

    a.    Simpson and Lazenby [1973]: 146 ' ... prehistoric occupation', 'This may be Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age.'

2. Early Bronze Age: (3200 BC - 2100 BC)

    a.    Simpson [1981]: 197 'N or EB? LH IIIA2-C A C H','The only signs of a possible prehistoric habitation site are a few coarse sherds found in 1970 on Ayios Fokas, including part of a lug of a type resembling Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age examples ...'

    b.    Simpson and Lazenby [1973]: 146 ' ... prehistoric occupation', 'This may be Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age.'

    c.    Simpson and Dickinson [1979]: 352 ' ..., but the only signs of prehistoric occupation are a few coarse sherds, including part of a lug of a type resembling LN or EB.'

    d.    Simpson and Lazenby [1973]: 146 'This (sherds, rhc) may be Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age.'

3. Archaic: (700 BC - 480 BC)

    a.    Simpson and Dickinson [1979]: 352 'There were extensive ancient cemeteries, mainly A to H, on the N edge of the Kymisala plain, both on the slopes of Ayios Fokas to the NE ... '

GENERAL NOTE

- These several sites were positioned by relying principally on the fine map in the website www.eulimene.eu which can be found here.

- Recent excavations here were carried out by the Department of Mediterranean Studies of the University of the Aegean, the 22nd Ephoreate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, the School of Rural and Surveying Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens and the Institute of Archaeology of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland. Read more here.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

1.  Simpson [1981]:  Simpson, Richard Hope. Mycenaean Greece. Park Ridge, New Jersey: Noyes Press, 1981., 'Siana: Ayios Fokas and Kymisala', pg. 197. Online here.

2.  Simpson and Lazenby [1973]:  Simpson, Richard Hope and J.F. Lazenby. ‘Notes from the Dodecanese III’, The Annual of the British School at Athens, 68, pp. 127-179, 1973., 'Siána: Ayios Fokás', pg. 146. Online here.

3.  Simpson and Dickinson [1979]:  Simpson, Richard Hope and O.T.P.K. Dickinson. A Gazetteer of Aegean Civilization in the Bronze Age, Vol. I: The Mainland and the Islands. Paul Åströms Förlag, Goteborg. 1979., 'Siana: Ayios Fokas and Kymisala', pg. 352. Online here.



PHOTOS AND IMAGES


Region around Ayios Foka, Rhodes.
Credit: Dr. Nikos Litinas, University of Crete, Dept. Philology, Rethymno - GR 74100.