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Lefkandi
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Dark Ages | Mycenaean culture and archaeology

A Bronze and Iron Age settlement with necropoleis located north of the modern settlement of Lefkandi on the southwest coast of Euboea [1]. The settlement mound with the modern name of Xeropolis is located halfway between Eretria [1] and Chalcis [1] at the edge of the Lelantine Plain and was almost continuously settled from the early Bronze Age (Early Helladic II) to the 10th/9th cents. BC (late Protogeometric) with a flowering period in the ‘Dark Ages’ [1]. The excavations of the …

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Janje, Kristina (Tübingen), “Lefkandi”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 23 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e700010>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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