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Date 2004-06-25
Recorder WRC
Start Time 2014-04-02
End Time 2014-04-02
Start Time (date) 2004-06-25:03:04:00
End Time (date) 2004-06-25:03:17:00
Area or Toponym Paleokastro
Location and Description Top of low ridge immediately to theh SW of the heights of Vigla including the N & S slope of the ridge.
Evergreens False
Decidiuous False
Scrub or Phrygana False
Maquis False
Grass or Weeds True
Barren False
General Info Legal and Standard Other False
Olives False
Vineyard False
Citrus False
Apricot False
Almonds False
Other Orchard/grove False
Vegetation, Small-leafed False
Veg, Broad-leafed False
Greens False
Grain False
Grain Stubble False
Kalamboki False
Other Vegetation False
Dominant Vegetation Height <= knee
Percent Visible 20
Comments Weedy grass often over knee high.
Farm Unplowed
Soil Compacted
Background Disturbance Light
Sherd Crusting Light
Surface Clast Size Fine Gravel (19-5mm)
Comments (field) Several dense scatters of pottery and tile that seem to be tied to large holes dug in the ridge--potentially for the installation of the electric pilons and firing range sign.
Walker Spacing 10
Bearing 84.0
Direction From North
General Survey Comments BPW-swath way essentially unwalkable SRF-molded mortar:glass RSM-mortar
Number of Bags 2.0
Survey Type Standard
Digital True
Color False
Total object (count) 289
Sherds 102
Tiles 185
Lithics 0
Surveyunits Area Other 2
Ceramics 287
Ceramic density 8968.75
Area walked 320.0
Unit area 1600.0
Note

This records information collected by field teams for each survey given unit. This information includes the number of different artifact classes (pottery, tile, stone, other) counted in each fieldwalker's transects, which provides the total count and density for the unit. It also includes environmental features of the unit (vegetation, soil, etc.) and the logistics of collection (date, time, location, etc.). We recorded the information on paper forms in the field at the time of survey and subsequently keyed the data into a Microsoft Access database, which we linked to a GIS plot of the survey units. We scanned the paper forms and archived a copy of the physical forms at the University of North Dakota.

Suggested Citation

William R. Caraher. "Unit 69 from Cyprus/PKAP Survey Area/Paleokastro". (2013) In Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project I: Pedestrian Survey. William R. Caraher, R. Scott Moore, David K. Pettegrew (Eds.) . Released: 2013-10-25. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/subjects/C78BB428-6DD8-4D74-8D06-C9C02A4B03CD> ARK (Archive): https://n2t.net/ark:/28722/k2sj1cm9m

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