ΛΙΜΝΑΙΟΣ ΟΙΚΙΣΜΟΣ
Prehistoric Lake Settlement located on the south shore of Lake Orestiada point called "Island." Discovered accidentally in 1932 by Professor A. Keramopoulos in a drought year, the pond water receded enough. Significant parts of pile dwellings appeared on the surface by bringing a prehistoric lake village, which dates back to the Neolithic Period. The "State of Water" was pretty commonplace for history, not only for Greece but also in other regions.

Systematic excavations on the site, however, began in 1992 under the direction and supervision of Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) C. Hourmouziadi which brought to light important finds relating to all social activities human at the time.

Winter in The Lake Settlement houses, circular and rectangular, were made of wood, moss and clay and were supported on wooden platforms. Since plant and animal residues, and the objects discovered is concluded that the economic life of the community based on agriculture, animal husbandry, hunting and fishing.

Excavation findings show that prehistoric people of the region had the know-how to fish, to hunt with pioneering arms and cultivate the land with sophisticated tools.

Among the finds discovered a wooden plaque with linear symbols, which dates to 5260 BC Although not yet deciphered the age of writing is the oldest known writing and might constitute an early form of writing.

In the area found the settlement was an attempt to reconstruct the image of prehistoric lakeside settlement and the creation of the first Greek Ecomuseum, which exceeds the boundaries of conventional archaeological report. In an area of 20 acres, is represented on the ecosystem of lake settlement with shacks on wooden platforms in the lake, which have household utensils and tools of the time, exact copies of the utensils that have been found in excavations. The physical representation, the visitor can immerse himself in human history, walking on the wooden platforms in the village, to see households sixth millennium and to learn about the life of the Neolithic. The representation is surrounded by places of entertainment and recreation and is a modern concept to the level of use of archaeological information.

The Lake Settlement of Dispilio is one of the oldest and largest of its kind in Europe. The excavations at Dispilio a milestone in archaeological research in Greece, not only because it is the only excavated lake resort in Greece and why systematic research has shown that we are dealing with a patchwork of static primitive people, but with a dynamic society.


Η επιχείρηση ενισχύθηκε για τον εκσυγχρονισμό της στο πλαίσιο του
Επιχειρησιακού Προγράμματος "Ψηφιακή Σύγκλιση"
"Με τη συγκχρηματοδότηση της Ελλάδας και της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης"

 

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