Strofilas (Andros Island, Greece): new evidence for the cycladic final neolithic period.

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Abstract

 The recently excavated coastal prehistoric settlement of Strofilas on Andros Island (Cyclades, Greece) in the Aegean sheds new light on the transitional phase from the Final Neolithic to Early Cycladic period regarding masonry, fortification, and richly engraved rock art. The fortification possesses early evidence of preserved defensive architecture, as evidenced from the plethora of scattered finds from within and around the settlement. Important features are carvings on rock walls which mainly depict ships, animals, and fish.

Initial archaeometric dating via the application of luminescence dating of two samples from the fortified wall bearing engraved ships, and by obsidian hydration of two blades employing the new SIMS-SS method (secondary ion mass spectrometry via surface saturation), has been undertaken to determine the site's chronology.

The former yields an average date of 3520 (±540) BC and the latter an average date of 3400 (±200) years BC, both of which, within overlapping errors, suggest the main settlement occurred during the Final Neolithic.

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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DUMP on Andros island Greece

The three mayors of Andros function the illegal dump of entire island, in an official archaeological area at STAVROPEDA, where among archaic, Roman and other monuments, is found the neolithic settlement of Strofilas 4500-3200 B.C.

Was discovered initially in 1994.It is considered as the most ancient CITY in Europe because of its size (25000 m2 with vaulted and rectancular buildings), organised social structure (TEMPLE, FORTIFICATION wall, harbour), as well as the developed technological and cultural society (NAVIGATION, gold, and 250 m2 ROCK ENGRAVEMENTS that render him as UNIQUE OPEN AIR ART gallery).

The DESTRUCTION BECOMES with the APPROVAL of Central Archaeological Council !!!, and by MINISTER of CULTURE !!!, DESPITE the OPPOSITE PROPOSALS of RESPONSIBLE special depapaments of Ministry of Culture ([DIPKA]/KA [EPKA]).

THEY ARE UNBREAKABLY DESTROY the Public Health, ancient and connected with them natural environment (damage of public health with the combustion of waste and the production of dioxins, polder of stream with waste, pollution of sea, etc).
 

WE REQUEST HELP TO STOP THE DESTRUCTION OF ENVIRONMENT AND THE MOST ANCIENT PERHAPS CITY OF EUROPE IN ANDROS!
The INTERNATIONAL PROJECTION of Andros and HER ECONOMIC GROWTH, CAN support itself in the exploitation and projection of HISTORY, CULTURE, and her natural ENVIRONMENT.

See a relative video showing a fire at the dump in the archaelogical area:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl_-9HuKqD0