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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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Arthur Glais, Societies-Environment Interactions in Eastern Macedonia (Northern Greece) since the beginning of the Holocene

Published on : 16.06.2017
Core-drilling in the surroundings of Dikili Tash
Core-drilling in the surroundings of Dikili Tash

On May 19th, 2017, Arthur Glais has publicly defended his PhD thesis on Geography at the University of Caen Normandy, entitled: Societies-Environment Interactions in Eastern Macedonia (Northern Greece) since the beginning of the Holocene: a multi-scalar and palaeoenvironmental approach. The research carried out in the frame of this PhD, under the direction of Laurent Lespez and José-Antonio López-Sáez, allows reconstructing the socio-environmental dynamics in the Lower Strymon Valley and in the Drama-Philippi plan, especially around the site of Dikili Tash.

Lecture at the National Library of France (19/04/2017)

Published on : 01.04.2017
Group of vessels during the 2012 excavation
Group of vessels during the 2012 excavation

On April 19th, 2017, Pascal Darcque is giving a lecture at the National Library of France about the recent research at Dikili Tash, in the frame of a cycle of lectures entitled “Archaeology in Greece: from the excavation to the writing of history”. The investigations allowed establishing the date of the earliest settlement in the years around 6400 BC, corresponding to the beginning of the Neolithic period in this area. Moreover, several quite well-preserved houses offer insights to the Neolithic way of life for the years between 5000 and 4300 BC, and reveal some original agricultural and craft-making practices.

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