|Report of the excavations of kleros 86|
Kruglikova I. T.
Report of the excavation of kleros 86
Farmhouse at kleros no. 86
The kleros is located at the very seashore, near the north-eastern tip of Omega (Kruglaya) bay. It occupies a promontory projecting into the sea and has irregular outline of the sea coastal strip: they are recorded on the plan compiled by Strokov in 1786. The site was not included into the number of the kleroi described by S. F. Strzheletskiy.At the moment the most part of the kleros is occupied by a shooting range and is not available for investigation. Its north-western area is outside the shooting range fence and still keeps traces of partition walls of the kleros and a part of farmhouse stoneworks on the surface. The farmhouse is located in the northern corner of the kleros.
The excavation trench was laid out in the north-west side of the hill. Total excavated area is 270 square metres.
Several periods of building have been determined. The earliest of them was possible in the third century BC, or perhaps the late fourth century BC. According to the materials uncovered at the footing of the outerface of the tower, the third period of building should be dated to the period close to the first century BC or first century AD. The excavations discovered small materials from the third century AD, though the fourth century AD is still not determinable. Besides the excavations, approximate plan of the kleros was taken (fig. 3). Unfortunately, the most part of it is out of range: it is a restricted area.
Apart of the plan of kleros no. 86, the plan obtained remains of partition walls that still survive in the area of newly laid out Victory Park.
NPTC archive. File no. 1771/1.