The Diros Project, carried out for five years in Diros Bay, in Greece, has brought to light a lot of good archaeological news such as the remains of a site with housing structures and different burials that date back to the Neolithic and Bronze Age times.
In this area they have been found two skeletons of a man and a woman that they had been buried in a very unusual way, embraced. In addition, different graves and remains of ancient buildings have been discovered, which suggests that the bay was an important area in ancient times.
Here is what is called as Ksagounaki set, in Alepotrypa Cave, where there are a large number of Neolithic constructions and many adult and child burials that give clues that it could be an important ritual complex in those years.
Giorgos Papathanassopoulos, a well-known Greek archaeologist, claimed that the Alepotrypa Cave It could have been the place where many people were inspired to create the legend of Hades, or what is the same, the underworld of the ancient Greeks. Thousands of people may have lived in this cave since prehistoric times.
Even though the cave may have been used as a dwelling in the Neolithic period, between 6,300 and 3,000 BC, carbon dating indicates that the Ksagounaki ensemble was only used during the late Neolithic, from 4,200 to 3,800 BC.
In Greece, this period is characterized by the birth of large commercial networks as well as the appearance of copper tools that laid the foundations for the arrival of the next era, the Bronze Age.
The doctor William parkinson, from the Field Museum (Chicago, United States) explained that the most surprising discovery is that of a funerary structure dating back to the Mycenaean period, where many disarticulated bones appear from a lot of individuals that are accompanied by different elements belonging to the Final Bronze Age, where you can find stone beads, ivories, painted ceramics, etc.
This project has been coordinated by the Eforado of Speleology and Paleoanthropology of the Ministry of Culture of Greece, under the direction and supervision of the doctor and anthropologist Giorgos Papathanassopoulos, who has advanced that although the excavations have already been completed, the project has not finished, now there is You have to study the samples further and obtain as much information as possible about them.
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