In 2011, an excavation of one of the Mesolithic sites (Damnoni) began with great success. At the site was found stratified Mesolithic remains, and this is the earliest excavated in situ cultural deposit on Crete. Stone tools of quartz and chert were found. After a one year hiatus, extensive excavation at Damnoni took place again in 2013. Detailed publication of the results is forthcoming.
The preliminary research outcomes from the season were presented in the poster session at the 2014 meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, which took place January 2nd-5th in Chicago, IL. The Plakias poster received the Best Poster Award at the meetings. Click here to download a high resolution pdf and read about recent work at Damnoni.