PKey Report

PK: C3148                  TITLE: Mygdalia/Mygdaleia


WGS84:        38.187405° N, 21.776154° E
                      38.187405, 21.776154      

MAP      GMAP      GHACK      BING

LON/LAT:      21.776154, 38.187405
DM'S":          38° 11' 14.658" N      21° 46' 34.154" E
W3W:             exasperated.disappear.experts
UTM:              34 S   567971 m E   4226893 m N
EGSA87:       305089, 4228658

Accuracy:     Exact
Elevation:     369 m.       1210.62996 feet
Region:         Achaea
  Target:    
GENERAL SITE TYPE:  Settlement

TYPE

1.    Artifacts.   Paschalidis [2018], 9    ' ... two dozens of bronze and some stone tools, together with jewellery ... ', ' ..., cooking vessels, a bronze knife and a monochrome skyphos of the late LH IIIC ... '

2.    Building.   Paschalidis [2018], 8    ' ..., an LH IIIC building of the 'corridor house' type megaron was uncovered, ... '

3.    hab.   BCH Online, 2340    

4.    Settlement.   Papazoglou-Manioudaki [2009], 503    'The settlement, at the SE end of the oblong hill, was densely populated...'

5.    Settlement.   AR[2011], 45    ' ... in the Mycenaean settlement.'

6.    Settlement.   Paschalidis [2018], 8    ' ..., Papazoglou-Manioudaki located an extensive settlement.'

7.    Wall.   Paschalidis [2018], 8    ' ..., reinforced by a strong enclosure wall along its accessible south side.'

SITE SIZE

- Papazoglou-Manioudaki [2009]  p. 503,  Size: 6500 m.  '... and covered an area of about 6500 m² over three successive terraces.'

PERIOD (High Chronology)


1. MH III: (1775 BC - 1700 BC)

    a.    BCH Online: 2340 '...containing fragments of stemmed goblets of MH III /LH I type.'

    b.    Paschalidis [2018]: 8 ' ... from the MH III to the LH I period ... '

2. LH I: (1700 BC - 1635 BC)

    a.    BCH Online: 2340 '...containing fragments of stemmed goblets of MH III /LH I type.'

    b.    Paschalidis [2018]: 8 ' ... from the MH III to the LH I period ... '

3. LH IIB: (1470 BC - 1410 BC)

    a.    Paschalidis [2018]: 9 ' ..., remains of a vast and strong LH IIB/IIIA1 two-storied building were excavated ... '

4. LH IIIA: (1410 BC - 1315 BC)

    a.    Papazoglou-Manioudaki [2009]: 503 '...from the early Mycenaean period...'

5. LH IIIB: (1320 BC - 1190 BC)

    a.    Papazoglou-Manioudaki [2009]: 503 '...from the early Mycenaean period...'

    b.    BCH Online: 2340 '...where LH IIIB/C domestic pottery (deep bowls, kylikes) was recovered...'

6. LH IIIC: (1190 BC - 1060 BC)

    a.    Papazoglou-Manioudaki [2009]: 503 '...to the end of the LH IIIC phase.'

    b.    BCH Online: 2340 '...where LH IIIB/C domestic pottery (deep bowls, kylikes) was recovered...', '...dating the assemblage to the end of LH IIIC.'

    c.    Paschalidis [2018]: 8 ' ... and was consistently inhabited up to the end of LH IIIC.'

7. Sub Mycenaean: (1060 BC - 1000 BC)

    a.    Paschalidis [2018]: 9 ' ... its final abandonment in the Sub-Mycenaean period ... '

8. Archaic: (700 BC - 480 BC)

    a.    AR[2011]: 45 ' ... an early Archaic temple ... ', 'Early Archaic pottery was recovered on top of the ruins of the Mycenaean wall.'

GENERAL NOTE

- A tholos tomb is also present in this settlement.

- In archaeology & arts for November 23, 2013 there is a summary of a lecture on the Mycenaean settlement and tombs of Mygdalia by Dr. Lena Papazoglou-Manioudaki. It can be found online here.

- Site contributed by Professor S. Murray, University of Toronto.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

1.  BCH Online:  Archaeology in Greece Online/Chronique des fouilles en ligne, 'Mygdalia', no. 2340. Online here. Online here.

2.  AR[2011]:  Archaeological Reports, The Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies. (58) 2011., '', pg. 45. Online here.

3.  Papazoglou-Manioudaki [2009]:  Papazoglou-Manioudaki, Lena. ‘Dishonouring The Dead: The Plundering Of Tholos Tombs In The Early Palatial Period And The Case Of The Tholos Tomb At Mygdalia Hill (Petroto) In Achaea’, Cavanaugh, et al. [2009], pp. 501-520. 2009., 'The Mygdalia Hill Settlement and Tombs', pg. 502. Online here. Online here.

4.  Paschalidis [2018]:  Paschalidis, Constantinos (with contributions by Photini J.P. McGeorge and Wiesław Więckowski). The Mycenaean Cemetery at Achaia Clauss near Patras; People, material remains and culture in context. Archaeopress Publishing Ltd, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7LG. 2018., '' ..., at the top of the neighbouring hill of Mygdalia Petrotou ... , '', pg. 9. Online here.