Entrance Altitude: 129m asl
Cave Formation: Horizontal
Cave Map: pending
Main Research Years:
Occupation Eras and Dates: LN, EBA.
Sources: Trantalidou, K., Belegrinou, E., and Andreasen, N. 2010. Pastoral societies in the southern Balkan Peninsula: The evidence from caves occupied during the Neolithic and the Chalcolithic era, Phenomena of Cultural Borders and Border Cultures across the Passage of the Time. In Anodos 10, 295-320. Trnava University.
Cave Description: This cave can also be called Piges Angitis. Piges meaning 'springs of'. The cave is located 25km to the west of the town of Drama, and located on the eastern bank of the river Angitis. It has only one chamber, of which the occupation area is 100m squared. This cave is the longest cave in Greece at about 14km long.
Research Chronicles and Data: The main feature of the occupation area would be the four hearths. On each flat area within the cave, there are two hearths. They are fashioned from primitive stone circles however they seem to have been reused and looked after, as ash and charcoal have been found in or around the hearths suggesting that the structures had been cleaned. Also found were storage pots and vases used for transporting liquids and fragments of cooking vessels.
Cave Uses: Storage, Hunting Stand (A.b.d) - Due to the proximity to the river is would be easy to suggest that the cave was occasionally used by hunters or moving pastorals as they would have used the hearth. Occupation seems to have been longer than infrequent visits however as the hearths were reused by different groups of people. The large area of the cave may also suggest it was a storage place.