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Minoan Archaeology

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Sarah Cappel
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Ute Günkel-Maschek
, 
Diamantis Panagiotopoulos

Data in Progress: Exploring the Cretan Land- and Cityscape

Making the Invisible Visible

Ground Penetrating Radar at Papadiokampos, Crete

Antonia Stamos, Chrysa Sofianou and Thomas Brogan

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The Bronze Age settlement of Papadiokampos is located in the coastal plain west of the Trachilos peninsula near Siteia in eastern Crete. It was discovered by Chrysa Sofianou of the 24th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities of the Greek Ministry of Culture and is the focus of her ongoing research program. Assistance in mapping the Late Minoan harbor town has been provided by the Publication Team of the Institute for Aegean Prehistory Study Center for East Crete. Topographical mapping of the site has revealed building remains that stretch for approximately 250 m along the coast, the majority of which are situated several meters above sea level along the cliff.
Ground Penetrating Radar, or GPR, was systematically used in all four areas of the site before excavation (Areas A, B, C and D). It has proven instrumental in the location and identification of subsurface features, such as the ground plans of House A.1 at the western edge of the Late Minoan I settlement and House B.1...

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