Field Notes 2005-2008

Field Notes 2008

Sunday, August 31, 2008

During the 2008 season, we excavated rooms 15 and 19. Room 15 had an opening on the east side, a window on the west, and two niches on the south wall. In one of the niches, we found three chalices with floral motifs and high stems, each of which has a hole at its base, meaning they were used as rhyta.

Field Notes 2007

Friday, August 31, 2007

Our work in room 7 concentrated on the conservation and removal of the large piece of plaster that was found in early 1980s. One of the biggest surprises was that we found a great number of schist slabs and pieces of limestone under the plaster. It is obvious that these stones made up the paved floor of the second story.

Field Notes 2006

Thursday, August 31, 2006

During the 2006 season, we explored five areas in the Central Building. Room 7 was relatively small and connected with the neighboring room via two openings—at its west wall and southeast corner. This room had already been investigated in 1983 when a thick layer of plaster was uncovered.

Field Notes 2005

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

After a gap of 17 years, archaeological work at the site of Zominthos resumed in the summer of 2005. During the excavation season, which lasted four weeks, we unearthed rooms 14 and 17 of the Central Building. Room 14, located at the north side of the Ceramics Workshop, had been investigated in 1988 and a window at its west wall was revealed.