Neolithic Thessaly: radiocarbon dated periods and phases

  • Agathe Reingruber Freie Universität Berlin
  • Giorgos Toufexis Ephorate of Antiquities of Larissa, Larissa
  • Nina Kyparissi-Apostolika Emerita Directress of the Ephorate of Palaeoanthropology and Speleology, Athens
  • Michalis Anetakis Ephorate of Antiquities of Magnesia, Volos
  • Yannis Maniatis Emeritus Director, Laboratory of Archaeometry, Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Athens
  • Yorgos Facorellis Department of Antiquities and Works of Art Conservation, Faculty of Fine Arts, Athens University of Applied Sciences, Athens
Keywords: Thessaly, Neolithic, radiocarbon dates, absolute and relative chronology

Abstract

Thessaly in Central Greece is famous for settlement mounds (magoules) that were already partly formed in the Early Neolithic period. Some of these long-lived sites grew to many metres in height during the subsequent Middle, Late and Final Neolithic periods, and were also in­habited in the Bronze Age. Such magoules served as the backbone for defining relative chronolo­gical schemes. However, their absolute dating is still a topic of debate: due to a lack of well-defined se­quences, different chronological schemes have been proposed. New radiocarbon dates obtained in the last few years allow a better understanding of the duration not only of the main Neolithic pe­riods, but also of the different phases and sub-phases.

Author Biography

Agathe Reingruber, Freie Universität Berlin
Institut für Prähistorische Archäologie
Published
2018-01-03
How to Cite
Reingruber, A., Toufexis, G., Kyparissi-Apostolika, N., Anetakis, M., Maniatis, Y., & Facorellis, Y. (2018). Neolithic Thessaly: radiocarbon dated periods and phases. Documenta Praehistorica, 44, 34-53. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.44.3
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