SCY109 : Kalokhorio Kladhous

Grid reference: 514500/3874300
Cadastral plan:
Survey units: 1081-1121

The scatter of pottery covers some 20 unit in concentrations of up to 242 sherds in 860 sq m. It is clearly not a settlement site: the scatter is nowhere very dense; there are very few roof tiles; and there are no architectural remains, as would be expected for a site abandoned during the last few centuries.

The area is flat fluvial terrace with good soil and a water course immediately to N. It has clearly been cultivated for centuries; some olive trees are several hundred years old. This land is the best agricultural land close to Klirou, and the date of pottery coincides with the date of village. The scatter of pottery is merely 'background' associated with this.

How was the material deposited here? One mechanism is the breaking of pots by people working in or passing through the fields. There is also the manuring theory. A farmer we talked to in Unit 1089 told us that in the old days there used to be some manuring in this area, mostly just dumping the kopri and associated sherds to get them out of the village. Frequent fragments of modern brick demonstrate the movement of material from the village to the surrounding area.