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Excavation

  • Prehistoric settlement of Sovjan
  • Sovjan
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  • Albania
  • Qarku i Korçës

Summary (English)

  • The excavation of this year was conditioned by the favourable dryness that covered the whole territory of the Balkans, reducing the water level in the site of Sovjan. Thus, the timber structures discovered in the trenches A7, A9, A9b and A10 were entirely cleaned and then, excavated up to the sterile level. This year aimed to clarify the situation created in the previous year, regarding the relations between two floor levels; the upper one represented in the trench A10, with the floor layer 892, and the lower level in the trench A7 with the floor layer 796. Another objective was to understand the layer 8, which was located between the upper mentioned floor layers and was rich with wooden material. An entire cleaning of the southern wall revealed in the deep sondage of the trench A9, revealed that in the layer found in between the upper mentioned floor layers (892, 796), there were at least three intermediate floor levels. The archaeological material is represented by pottery vessels, flint tools, etc.

Director

  • Gilles Touchais - Université de Paris I
  • Petrika Lera - Instituti i Arkeologjisë Tiranë, Departamenti i Prehistorisë (Albanian Institute of Archaeology, Department of Prehistory)

Team

  • Cécile Oberweiler - Université Paris I
  • Georgia Kourtessi-Philippakis - Université Paris I
  • Josette Renard - Université de Haute Bretagne
  • Laurence Astruc - Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique
  • Oreste Decavallas - Université Paris I
  • Béatrice Szepzetyski - Laboratoire Analyses Expertises Archéologie Oeuvres Art, Bordeaux
  • Susan E. Allen - University of Boston

Research Body

  • Instituti Arkeologjik Tiranë (Albanian Institute of Archaeology)
  • Université De Paris I

Funding Body

  • Ministre des Affaires étrangères

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