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POSI Number TP061
GU number GU0362 GU0363
Intensive Survey Zone Asinou
Village Nikitari
Locality Pera Yitonia
Easting 496800.00
Northing 3877925.00
Aerial Photograph 63-35-036
Team Leader ESG
Summary Abandoned village to the north of Asinou River
Topography Situated on natural/anthropogenic terraces.
Vegetation Wild oats, almond tree, hawthorns.
Access Dirt track road.
Description Environment Two gullies on either side. River is to the south. Gullies colluvial and alluvial.
Pottery Abundant
Tile Abundant
Chipped Stone Unclear
Ground Stone None
Slag None
Architecture Abundant
Description POSI Situated on TT496800E. Grid reference refers to centre of settlement (taken from new aerial, 11/8/04). One threshing floor 12m (l) x 6m (w) running east-west, possibly another as well. Circular track of paving around earthern centre. Located to the north of village. "HOUSE 1" is a one room structure 9m (l) x 4m (w). Walls are 1/2m thick. One hearth. Doorway opens south. All aligned SW-NE. Interesting terrace south-east of House 1 with division down centre."HOUSE 2 Complex" (Luke's SE0033) consists of five rooms not joined by doors. Entrance from the south of rooms. Situated against embankment. Some modern additions to House 2 Complex: an iron corrugated/aluminium roof. Two fireplaces, both on north west wall. Room one 9.5m x 3.8m, room two 3.8m (l), room three 3.8m (l), room four 6m (l), room five 10.5m (l). All are 4.3m (w). Room one is half mudbrick, half stone. Between rooms two and three a mudbrick wall has been built to fill in doorway connecting rooms. Roof held down by large pottery and rocks. Big pine tree behind complex has several big branches sawed off...building seems to have large timbers for roof. Bamboo reeds used as well. "HOUSE 3" is a one room structure, same dimensions as house one. Positioned south-east in the settlement. Houses consist of large stones, some mudbrick mortar, some pottery in walls. Luke also records SE0034, a long 2-roomed house 110 m NE of House 2.
Condition Ruined, some reuse of houses.
Settlement Yes
Church No
Building Yes
Bridge No
Check Dam No
Threshing Floor Yes
Tomb No
Kiln No
Other Structure No
Rock No
Mine/Adit No
Botany No
Extraction No
Road No
Pottery No
Lithics No
View No
Geomorphology No
Prehistoric No
Iron Age No
Hellenistic/Roman No
Medieval/Ottoman Yes
Modern Yes
Slag No
Shrine No
Entered By JLH
Entered Date 26/7/2001 00:00:00
Recorded By JLH
Recorded Date 26/7/2001 00:00:00