2016 excavations at Late Bronze Age site of Pyla-Kokkinokremos conclude
Excavation work at the Late Bronze Age site of Pyla-Kokkinokremmos in Larnaca has been concluded for 2016, the Antiquities Department of Cyprus announced on Tuesday. The excavations are conducted under the direction of Prof Joachim Bretschneider (University of Ghent & KU Leuven), Dr Athanasia Kanta (Mediterranean Archaeological Society) and Prof. Dr Jan Driessen (Université Catholique de Louvain) and took place from March 27th to April 24th 2016.
|Trench 3.3, Space 3.8.3: Alabaster flask and associated objects [Credit: J. Bretschneider]|
|Sector 3, Trench 3.3: Spaces 3.11 and 3.12 from the west [Credit: S. Jusseret]|
|Sector 3, Trench 3.4: aerial view of excavated remains at the end of the 2016 excavation campaign |
[Credit: N. Kress]
In Trench 3.4, located on the highest point of the plateau, substantial archaeological remains related to a roughly square building (c. 10 x 10 m) were identified.
|Sector 4, plastered floor [Credit: A. Kanta]|
In Sector 4 seventeen spaces were investigated in 2016. Characteristic of some spaces was a plaster floor, originally polished, with a cement-like appearance.
|Sector 4, broken vessels in situ [Credit: A. Kanta]|
|Sector 5 – view to the north [Credit: J. Bretschneider]|
In Sector 5 the exploration of the south-eastern sector of the summit plateau continued. The previously excavated area was extended both to the west and south and now covers a total surface of ca. 25 X 16 m. Two new rooms were cleared, giving a total of 12 spaces, built on three different terraces.
|Stone jar excavated in Space 8 in Sector 5 [Credit: J. Bretschneider]|
Source: Department of Antiquities, Republic of Cyprus [October 12, 2016]