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POSI Number TP007
GU number
SIA Number TS01
Intensive Survey Zone Karkotis
Village Skouriotissa
Locality Vouppos
Easting 489560.00
Northing 3883500.00
Elevation (m) 220.00
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Source GPS
Sheet Map 1:5000 28-XII
Team Leader ESG
References Cadastral plot (?) E1
Summary Large slag heap with remains of workshop floors.
Topography River Terrace
Vegetation Scrub, sparse, wild grasses, pine tree
Access Immediately E of road leading to UN Argentine Task Force San Martin Camp, Skouriotissa
Description Environment Paper Form - Geomorphology recorded as AVB (alluvium basalt); Modern Land Use QM (?)Western face of slag heap faces river valley and river terraces. Located on flat terrace with modern mine to the east and south east. Modern UN base immediately to the west of unit 1 (western face)
Pottery Abundant
Tile Abundant
Chipped Stone None
Ground Stone None
Slag Abundant
Architecture None
Visibility (%) 100
Description POSI ENUMERATION. TS01 is the slag heap and its surrounds. TP007 is the actual slag heap. TP007-AU01 to AU06 are the most significant faces of the slag heap. TP007-PU01 is the talus and surface immediately below TP007-AU01. SLAG HEAP: Layers of crushed gossan and furnace material (several); 1000 tonnes slag approximated in TP007-AU01; Furnace lining area 0.20-0.25 m thick; Gossan layer 0.50 m approx thick; below furnace lining - change in orientation of the slag cakes; 16 m high x 50 m (western face). POTTERY: 1 late Roman cover tile in slag heap (TP007-AU01-P1 Collected) Other late Roman material in talus at base of slag heap, eroded from main slag heap at base of slag heap (west facing) - lamp stand and amphora foot and another cover tile; some modern pottery further west of slag heap in pile beside road with other pottery Cypriot red slip; more present than other material. (Collected as grab: TP007-PU01). Surface - Angular Grave/Sand; Aspect - North.
Condition Slag heap on western face has been bulldozed by road area; northern end appears bulldozed; southern end intact with slumping from above.
Settlement No
Church No
Building No
Bridge No
Check Dam No
Threshing Floor No
Tomb No
Kiln No
Other Structure No
Rock No
Mine/Adit No
Botany No
Extraction Yes
Road No
Pottery No
Lithics No
View No
Geomorphology No
Prehistoric No
Iron Age No
Hellenistic/Roman Yes
Medieval/Ottoman No
Modern No
Slag Yes
Shrine No
Entered By LHS
Entered Date 20/5/2001 00:00:00
Recorded By ESG