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SIA number TS01
Village Skouriotissa
Locality Vouppos
Easting 489550.00
Northing 3883500.00
Elevation (m) 220.00
Source 1:50,000
Summary Modern copper mine and Roman slag heap
Period ROM MM
Environment West side of Foukassa hill, just above the river terraces of the Karkotis valley. Now being encroached from the east by the modern spoil heap and bulldozed road.
References Bruce 1937 Constantinou 1992 Lavender 1962 MKE [Link to Bibliography]
Topography (metres ASL) 28-XII
Pottery Some
Tile Some
Chipped Stone Unclear
Ground Stone Unclear
Architecture None
Slag Abundant
Material Culture Slag sampled by LIK in 2002 and 2003. Pottery sampled by KWJ in 2003 (brief write-up in text file). ARS dish with man holding pole: TIP315.
Description SIA Slag heap is c. 300 m long, 50 m wide at its widest, & rises to over 17 m. In 2000 we identified 7 separate exposed sections and drew sketch plans and sections (at the time named TP007.AU01-07). TP007 is now defined as the large section opposite the camp entrance, at the north end. Ernst and Mike took a TL sample from here. In the 2001 season the slag heap was photographed by Chris P. See section drawings by LIK done in 2002 and 2003, and topographic map done by LIK and Gary in 2002. Samples taken in both seasons. TP171 is the amphora pile; TP172 is the northern smaller slag heap. See also 20th century miners' housing at TP107. References for the church & monastery - see BU0093. References for monastery and modern mine: MJG's notes in text file.
Recorded By MJG
Recorded Date 24/8/2000 00:00:00
Entered By MJG
Entered Date 5/6/2001 00:00:00