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62-11A-015: Echinous, modern village below ancient acropolis

Echinous, modern village below ancient acropolis (Professor Fred Winter, 1962)

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View of Plot DG-A from the top of Stélida (DG-B beyond)

The final week of May saw the beginning of a new and exciting phase of the Stélida Naxos Archaeological Project [SNAP], as having spent 2013-14 surveying the site, we began our three-year excavation, this time in collaboration with Dr. Demetrios Athanassoulis, director of the Cycladic Ephorate of antiquities. Over the past two years we had mapped and collected stone tools across the chert source that we argued – based on parallels from excavated sites – to be of early prehistoric date, specifically Lower-Palaeolithic to Mesolithic, i.e. 250,000 (minimum) to 7000 BC.

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62-05-035: Gordion, view of the area of the Phrygian gate and its Persian (?) successor

Gordion, view of the area of the Phrygian gate and its Persian (?) successor (Professor Fred Winter, 1962)

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