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Youra Potsherds
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Youra Potsherds (or Gioura Potsherds) are ceramic fragments dated to 6000
BC 5500 BC discovered during systematic explorations in the "Cyclops Cave" at the
uninhabited islet of Youra (20 miles from Alonissos) in the northern Sporades, an
Aegean archipelago off the coast of Thessaly in Greece. These fragments were
discovered in 1992 by Adamantios Sampson, Inspector of Antiquities, during a
project whose more general purpose was to clarify the prehistoric occupation
sequence in the area, with an emphasis on the pre-pottery sequences from the Late
Pleistocene, especially two thick areas of deposits: Late Aegean Neolithic Ib and
Early Neolithic II.
Some of the incisions on the potsherds bear some apparent resemblance to letter
shapes. Adamantios Sampson notes that the "vase bear[s] incised unidentifiable
symbols. It is possible that it echoes evidence on an Aegean Neolithic 'script' or
'proto-script', a very fashionable subject of discussion in Greece, after similar finds in
Kastoria lake, East [sic] Macedonia."[1][2]
References
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Cave of Cyclope, Greek Ministry of Culture; for the finds in Kastoria,


or Lake Orestiada, see the Dispilio Tablet

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Adamantios Sampson, Magnisia Peripheral Unit: Cave of Cyclope,


Youra, Alonnessos, (signed from author at greek edition)

External links

Adamantios Sampson - Dept. of Antiquities Cyclades

The chronology and terminology of Aegean prehistory