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Koumasa, Crete Project: Publication of the human remains

Goal: The cemetery of Koumasa, Crete was first excavated by Xanthoudides in 1904 while a renewed excavation project has been undertaken since 2012 under the direction of Professor Diamantis Panagiotopoulos from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. The cemetery is located on the northern fringes of the Asterousia Mountains on a steep slope overlooking the Messara Plain and consists of three tholoi (A, B, and E) and one rectangular tomb (tomb Γ) and is dated from Early Minoan IIA to Middle Minoan I (early 3rd millennia B.C.) based on ceramic typology. The systematic study and macroscopic recording of the human remains found in tholos B are completed, and the results will be published in my PhD, supervised by Assistant Professor Sevasti Triantaphyllou from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Date: 1 May 2017

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The cemetery of Koumasa, Crete was first excavated by Xanthoudides in 1904 while a renewed excavation project has been undertaken since 2012 under the direction of Professor Diamantis Panagiotopoulos from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. The cemetery is located on the northern fringes of the Asterousia Mountains on a steep slope overlooking the Messara Plain and consists of three tholoi (A, B, and E) and one rectangular tomb (tomb Γ) and is dated from Early Minoan IIA to Middle Minoan I (early 3rd millennia B.C.) based on ceramic typology. The systematic study and macroscopic recording of the human remains found in tholos B are completed, and the results will be published in my PhD, supervised by Assistant Professor Sevasti Triantaphyllou from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.