Entrance Orientation: E
Cave Formation: Horizontal
Cave Map: N/A
Main Research Years: 1964, 1985, 2007-8
Occupations Eras and Dates: LN I, LN II, FN, EBA
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A. Sampson. 1981. The Neolithic and Protohelladic I In Euboea, Athens.
Cave Description: The cave is formed at the point where marble and schist meet along an underground river bed. The entrance to the cave is up a 50m path from the modern church. The surrounding landscape has been damaged by a natural landslide, which also disrupted a perennial spring. The cave has a narrow but high corridor, reaching 8m high at points, It has not yet been explored to its depths but the caves entrance and more forward chambers are regularly visited.
Research Chronicles and Data: Donald Keller and Adamantios Sampson explored the cave most thoroughly. They found white on dark pottery in the deep areas of the cave, close to an underground stream, This pottery is typical of the late Neolithic Aegean. Other pottery found includes monochrome sherds, clay that contains mica, schist and other rocks characteristic of local raw materials. Two trenches were opened in 2007; In trench 1 no stratigraphy was seen, due to water damage however in trench 2 it was. In trench 2, there was a circular feature found, layers of carbon and ash and several pot sherds belonging to the LN.
Cave Uses: Agropastoral, Shelter (A.a.d) -