SCY203 : Agrokipia Kriadis 2

Slag Scatters

Grid reference: 513120/3878030
Cadastral plan:
SIA: SIA 1 (Agrokipia Kriadhis)

Fieldwalking during 1997 discovered concentrations of both pottery and tap slag on the north and west sides of the mine, about 100 m from the edge of the pit. One of these consisted of a concrete base with slag inclusions, surrounded by modern debris and a sparse spread of surface slag. A larger and denser concentration of smaller fragments of slag was situated 50 m to the east of this first scatter. Here the slag was associated with a floor of obscure date and purpose, which consisted of pocked limestone cobbles forming a 7 x 5 grid of squares, each measuring roughly 2.4 x 2.2 m. The slag looked as if it had been deliberately put in channels between the cobble bases. The other concentrations in SCY203 were divided into six sub-units along the western and northern edges of the mine.

SCY203 : Archaeometallurgical sub-units

Sub-Unit

Description
SCY203-1 -

Broken tap slag in modern dump; 6-m diameter holes (ventilation shafts?)

SCY203-2 -

Tap slag scatter ca. 6 x 4 m. Modern shaft

SCY203-3 -

Opencast gallery 25 x 0.8 m. Possibly ancient

SCY203-4 -

Dense layer of crushed tap slag, ca. 15 x 8 m. Road metalling?

SCY203-5 -

Ends of mining galleries in west face of pit: 0.6 x 0.6 m; 0.6 x 1.5 m. Rough and irregular: probably ancient

SCY203-6 -

Filled-in gallery ca. 3 m deep and 1.5 m wide; pre-20th century