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Arcs and thatsherdsshowing supporting assuming No information is availableon thetypeofbase. 10 140. (= PLATE 32,9). ),betweenthehandles. 149. Similar profileto 140; zigzaginnarrowpanelbelowrim. 150. Gentlyoutsurving lip;zigzagbetweenbandsinpanelwellbelowrim. PLATE 31, 20. High,well-outcurving lip;traceofroughzigzaginpanelinhandlezone, THE PROTOGEOMETRIC AND SUB-PROTOGEOMETRIC POTTERY 33 The ShallowBowl withStrapHandles. 137-8, 141-2, 147-8. PLATE 32, 10 and 11. These are subdividedin accordance with the type of rim: eithereverted,of whichthere -fourexamples11 (see 138, 142, 148 and PLATE 32, 11), or incurved,of were twenty whichtherewere nine (see 137, 141, 147 and PLATE 32, 10).

3 Sketch plan of Area SL ' ^V Area _, SL THE GEOMETRIC AND PROTOGEOMETRIC SETTLEMENT 23 The fieldin questionlies betweenthe path alongthe footof Xeropolisand thatparallel to it runningalong the ridge to the north,PLATE 3. The sketchplan at FIG. 3 shows thelocationof the fieldand the areasin it wherethe sherdswereconcentratedand collected in separatebatches. The finerand decorated potteryis considered at pp. Burntsherdsamongthosecollectedin localities A, B and D, the concentrationof bowls/cupsin B withsmall amphoraein A and D, and the surprising of the popular pendentsemicircleskyphoiraiseproblems rarityof fragments of interpretation.

To the N of it therewere patches of a possible earthfloorbut, in general,disturbance had removedmost of the evidenceand any otherwalls of thisperiodtheremayhavebeen. There was, however,a fillcontainingSPG potteryimmediatelyovertheMycenaean,PLATE 22E, suggestingthat there had, perhaps,been some deliberatelevellingactivityat that stage,such as was detectedin Areas 1 and 2. As it is, only thisarea and a superficial deposit on the easternborderof TrialsIV- V (containingvase no. 343, PLATE 59) providedevidenceforoccupationafterthe Late Geometricdestructionand abandonment.

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