TAESP: Places of Special Interest Dataset

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POSI Number TP210
GU number
SIA Number TS05
Intensive Survey Zone Xyliatos
Village Xyliatos
Locality Litharkies
Easting 501950.00
Northing 3876100.00
Elevation (m) 505.00
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Source Image Print
Sheet Map 1:5000 29-XXVI
Team Leader AGR
Summary Series of rock piles throughout the block survey
Topography Gentle east facing slope with treads towards bottom near stream bed.
Vegetation Wild grasses, hawthorn, spiny burnet, olives, almonds, fruit trees.
Access Via dirt track from Ayios Yeoryios read to south side of Alestos.
Description Environment On the west side of a former river and stretch from the valley up to the summit of a east facing slope. The lower part of the slope is terraced with mainly dry stack walls and some earthen walls and is under an orchard cultivation. The upper part is in a fallow state with wild grasses growing. Although small sections have been ploughed.
Pottery Some
Tile Some
Chipped Stone Some
Ground Stone Some
Slag None
Architecture Unclear
Visibility (%) 100
Description POSI PU21 - 30, 33 = one continous rock pile. There are no PU01, 07, 12.Forty-one rock piles have been recorded in the SIA and give PU numbers for collection purposes. They vary in size considerably from large piles several of which are over 7 m in length to much smaller piles of only 1.5 m in diameter. The rock piles most likely represent field clearence. Many of the stones in the area of high pottery density are believed to have been from structured remains of Roman times as the evidence of tile suggests.
Condition Some of them have been distributed by a laying of water pipes.
Settlement No
Church No
Building No
Bridge No
Check Dam No
Threshing Floor No
Tomb No
Kiln No
Other Structure No
Rock Yes
Mine/Adit No
Botany No
Extraction No
Road No
Pottery No
Lithics No
View No
Geomorphology No
Prehistoric No
Iron Age No
Hellenistic/Roman Yes
Medieval/Ottoman No
Modern No
Slag No
Shrine No
Entered By TNF
Entered Date 3/8/2003 00:00:00
Recorded By AGR
Recorded Date 3/8/2003 00:00:00