New Archaeological Sites Attract Scientific Interest In The Peraia Of Samothrace

The increased presence of ceramics, stone objects, worked stones, including part of a millstone, but also shells, blades and flint cores are among the first results brought to light by archaeological research at a new site in the Peraia of Samothrace, where scientists are now directing their interest.

The goal of the research project is to explore the diachronic landuse from prehistory to modern, both urban and rural, coastal and inland, in relation to the complexities of the enviroment and natural resources of the area opposite the island of Samothrace. The region is known in literature as the Samothracian peraia or peraia of Samothrace.

In particular, the project examines the ancient topography and promotes the archaeology of Aegean Thrace through the systematic survey of four (4) areas of interest (AOI) in the vicinity of Petrota, Rhodope Prefecture and Dikella, Evros Prefecture. The AOI extend along the coast and to inland areas of higher elevations, which have largely been excluded from archaeological research, being overshadowed by major ancient cities like Maroneia and Zone.

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