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SIA number TS05
Village Xyliatos
Locality Litharkies
Easting 501950.00
Northing 3876075.00
Elevation (m) 515.00
Source Image Print
Summary Hellenistic-Roman settlement, with rubble piles, tiles, pottery, geophysics
Environment Series of agricultural terraces stepping down in an easterly direction in a small valley. Pillow lava area witnessed as basalt stones on many terraces. Modern use as a mix of olive and almond, with lower terraces used for cultivating vegetables, upper most terraces are unused and derelict.There is a stone lined well at one end of the lower terraces which is full to 1-1.5m below ground level. Area at base of south side of Alestos.
Topography (metres ASL) 29
Pottery Abundant
Tile Abundant
Chipped Stone Some
Ground Stone Some
Architecture Some
Slag Some
Material Culture Abundant Roman material culture in the form of: Tiles, Sigillata A, Heavy and Light utility wares, and cooking wares. Several rubble piles - some potential structures as well as field clearing. Oral history from a Priest at Xyliatos suggests a Medieval or possibly Ottoman church and settlement in this area. One mining adit visible approximately 2/3 of the way up the south side of Alestos. Modern slag pile on Alestos.
Description SIA Evidence of Roman settlement which may be related to the copper mining source at Alestos. In addition to this, oral history suggests more recent occupation of this site. Rubble piles and house platforms mapped as TP113 and TP114, and drawn on IP. Block survey.
Recorded By ESP
Recorded Date 8/7/2003 00:00:00
Entered By ESP
Entered Date 14/7/2003 00:00:00