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The gold of Dikili Tash at the French Academy of Inscriptions and Literature (20/10/2017)

Published on : 10.10.2017
Twisted gold sheet from house 1 (4300-4200 BC)
Twisted gold sheet from house 1 (4300-4200 BC)

On October 20th 2017, Zoï Tsirtsoni is giving a public lecture at the French Academy of Inscriptions and Literature (Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres) in Paris, under the title: “Gold and its uses in the region of Philippi during the 5th millennium BC”. She will present several Late Neolithic II items recently discovered at Dikili Tash that are either made of gold (ornaments) or decorated with gold-paint (ceramic vessels). Such items are extremely rare in settlements of this period, not only in Greece but in the entire Balkan peninsula. Many elements suggest that these objects are locally made, which would be indeed compatible with the geology of the area, famous in Antiquity for its gold resources. The Neolithic finds from Dikili Tash would thus attest for a very early exploitation of the precious metal.

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