The Theopetra Cave in Thessaly: a 130,000 year old prehistory (Part 3)

To date, the biggest and the most complete research programme of the Ephorate of Palaeoanthropology and Speleology (EPSSG) is that of the Theopetra cave. The facts presented in the 1st and 2nd part of the special issue reveal the reasons for which the cave became an object for enhancement through community programmes of the 3rdCommunity Support Framework (CSF). Continue reading “The Theopetra Cave in Thessaly: a 130,000 year old prehistory (Part 3)”

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The Theopetra Cave in Thessaly: a 130,000 year old prehistory (Part 1)

In March 1990, by a happy coincidence, the results of the first three excavation seasons of the Theopetra Cave were published for the first time in the journal Archaiologia in the special issue no 34 on the (then) recent surveys in Thessaly. Rereading that text today, I saw how many things have changed since then but also how many others had been correctly evaluated from the start and are still valid today although perhaps more documented. Specialized studies and analyses in the intervening period, confirmed this excavation’s importance for Greece’s prehistory. Today, twenty-five years later, in the same journal’s present electronic form, the results are briefly given of an on going survey of 27 years… Continue reading “The Theopetra Cave in Thessaly: a 130,000 year old prehistory (Part 1)”

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