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Red figure sherds with images of women.
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the 2010 excavation season at Bylazora:

2010 Excavations at Bylazora

2010 Summary Report

2010 TFAHR International Field School
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2010 Excavations at Bylazora

2010 Summary Report

2010 TFAHR International Field School
SELECT FINDS FROM BYLAZORA 2010
Part of a breastplate of bronze?
A stone mortarium, a spouted vessel
for crushing grapes, berries, etc.
Bronze spatula, for cosmetics
or ointments.
TFAHR Photo Album - 2010 Excavations at Bylazora (Sveti Nikole), Republic of Macedonia.
An "ichthya," or fish plate.  The
well for fish sauce is in the center
of the plate.
Bronze fibula (safety pin
for garment).
Our most important finds of the 2010 season were the carved stones from a Doric-style building,
possibly a temple.  These stones were found all together in a small area; from the evidence of
burning, the presence of quicklime remains, and the fact that many of the stones were cut, we
surmise the stones were on their way to being burned in a lime kiln for mortar production.

Each piece was photographed and drawn by Field School students.  In addition, the students
have studied the proportions of the architectural elements, and are in the process of writing up
their conclusions as to what the proportions and artistic style can tell us about the dating of the
building from which these pieces came.
Scratched on to this black glaze
sherd is what might be a symbol of
the goddess Astarte.
A iron spear point.
In a square near to where the "temple
stones" were found, a small Ionic volute
was uncovered.  This piece is much to
small to be a weight bearing element in a
building; one of the Field School
students proposed that our volute
decorated a small altar, as shown in the
picture taken from a Greek red figure
vase (left).  Note the remnants of red
paint on the eye of our volute.
Metal Finds
We believe this iron object is a wool carder.
The reconstruction was drawn by a Field
School student.
Worked Stones
Pottery
Other Finds
An undecorated skyphos (drinking cup with horizontal handles) found in a fill layer.

Profiles of vessels drawn by
Field School students.
Team member holding a cup found
almost intact, a kantharos
(drinking cup).
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