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Longo F. , Bredaki M., Benzi M. (in corso di stampa), ‘Phaistos Project: abstract

– Longo F. , Bredaki M., Benzi M. (in corso di stampa), ‘Phaistos Project. Preliminary results of the 2009-2010 survey campaigns’, in Ανδριανάκης Μ. – Τζαχίλη I. (a cura di), ΑΡΧΑΙΟΛΟΓΙΚΟ ΕΡΓΟΚΡΗΤΗΣ 2:Πρακτικά της 2 Συνάντησης (Ρέθυμνο, 28-30 Νοεμβρίου 2010), Rethymno 

The research team led by Fausto Longo, a professor at the University of Salerno, Mary Bredaki, Ephorus of Hiraklion and Mario Benzi, professor at the University of Pisa, will present the results of surveys conducted at Phaistòs Italian-Greek synergasia during the biennium 2009-2010. The presentation of the project and the first research results were previously illustrated in the first conference held in Rethymno in 2008. They are currently being published.

The collection of archive data, reconnaissance and surface measurement campaigns of visible structures carried out during these years has launched the formation of a GIS functional marketing and processing data as well as the implementation of an updated mapping configuration. In particular the results of this archaeological survey, the study of aerial and geophysical photographs, albeit preliminary, calls not only for the framing of the building within a topographical village that extends downstream up to the modern village of Haghios Ioannis, but defines the limits within the organized town. The set of geomorphological data, georeferencing of structures known to those identified by reconnaissance or only hypothesized on the basis of recognizable traces from aerial photographs also allows the proposal of some hypotheses on the organization of living in historic times. The report hopes to take into account the results of the excavations planned by the team next October, in order to clarify issues of specific topographical character.

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