Micromorphology of Mycenaean Chamber Tombs
- Monday 4 March 2019
- GeoArch Leiden
- Van Steenis
2333 CC Leiden
During the excavation of a Mycenaean chamber tomb in Boeotia,
Greece, block samples of sediment of the entrance way (dromos)
infill were obtained to investigate the manner in which the tomb
was backfilled and reused through time. The purpose for sampling
the backfill was to better understand the available sediments and
features such as gravel lenses, truncation features and compaction.
In this presentation I describe the observations and interpretations
from the micromorphology slabs and thin sections. The results indicate
that, if the tomb was reopened for burials, the entire entranceway
was cleared out and subsequently backfilled.