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Multimedia  Publication  --  EU5 Period Development

page updated Mar. 3, 1999


Excavation Unit 5 (Final Neolithic - Early Helladic III)

    Here LEARNING SITES presents the chronological development of Excavation Unit 5 (EU5) using new visualizations that integrate the EU5 State Plan with excavation photographs of the pertinent features from each period (for further information, we have provided an Image Key to which photographs were used for each feature--eventually, this background information will be accessable via live links directly from the plans to the photographs).  Please note that, due to variations in the time of day, degree of sun or shade, and camera lens, some of the wall-top textures had to be color-corrected to produce a coherent whole (within each period plan).  Further, in a few instances, we did not have any photograph of the feature (this was primarily true for pits), so we borrowed an image from a feature of the same period and generally the same depth (those cases are noted in the Image Key).  The pits look so dark, because the photographs of them were usually taken at an angle and the pits are so deep that rarely did sunlight penetrate more than a few centimeters below the rim.

To see a high-resolution view of each image, simply click on the selected plan (beware, they are big files 450-550KB each).

The material for and archaeological interpretation of this portion of the site have been provided by Daniel J. Pullen, Department of Classics, Florida State University, Tallahassee.
Final Neolithic remains
Final Neolithic

(Pits 27, 31)

Early Helladic I remains
Early Helladic I

(Pits 17, 18, 19, 48, 51, 55, 65; Cistern 2)

Early Helladic  I - II remains
Early Helladic I-II

(Pit 32)

Early Helladic II-Early remains

Early Helladic II-Early

(Pits 46, 60, 61, 62; Walls 38, 39)

EH II-Developed, Phase 1, remains

Early Helladic II Developed, Phase 1

(House A; Pits 35, 52, 54, 56; Walls 7, 8, 20, 23, 24, 25; Base 1; Floors 4, 6, 8)

Early Helladic II Developed, Phase 2



(Burnt Room destruction; Floors 7, 10, 11)

Early Helladic II Developed, Phase 3



(House B; Walls 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28)

Early Helladic III  



(Pits 10, 11, 24, 30, 37, 44, 45, 53; Cistern 1; pithos; Floor 2; Harland's Houses C, D, E, F, G, H)

(The unshaded features have not yet been assigned to a period)

NVAP Period Plans Image Key
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