ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXPLORATIONS IN SBORYANOVO (Elena Pencheva – firstname.lastname@example.org, Mariya Nikolaeva) The excavations were carried out in the central part of the settlement (Sector A). Geophysical and electromagnetic surveys were carried out on an area of 4800 sq. m with remains of walls visible on the surface, located in trenches Nos. 23, 29 and 30, near the corner of the building that was discovered in 2006. Surrounding walls, closing a yard with approximately the same area, were identified. The results from the surveys were confirmed through five sondages. The southeastern wall is built of uneven and partly cut stones and is 1.50 m in width. Early Mediaeval sherds were found. Tracing out the surrounding walls, discovered in the previous archaeological seasons, continued in trenches Nos. 33, 34, 40, 41, 42 and 48. The southwestern surrounding wall, 40 m in length, was entirely traced out. Tracing out the northwestern surrounding wall, discovered at 25 m in length, continued. The area of the yard is 1000 sq. m. The house that was explored during the previous archaeological seasons is situated in the center of the surrounded area. The exploration of the house in trench No. 41 continued. The house had a rectangular room, 3 m by 5 m, dug into the ground. Its southern wall was faced with stones. There is a stone wall, rising at c. 1 m in height, in the middle of underground wall faced with stones. It was used for supporting the construction of the house that was situated above the ground. Two similar supporting walls were constructed at the corners of the northern wall of the underground room. A circle of smaller stones and stone steps for wooden posts surrounds the rectangular underground room of the house. Presumably, there was a wooden construction supporting a shelter, which protected this part of the house that was constructed above the ground.
- Elena Pencheva - Department of Archaeology, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski
- Mariya Nikolaeva - Museum of History – Isperih
- Museum of History - Isperih
- Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski
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