|Monumental sacrifice columns.|
What I find interesting about the site is that it is about 6 feet below the rest of the level ground. I am assuming this is because of the tectonic plate movement underneath. How were the original excavators (Sweden, 1920's) able to date the site? I would assume most of it would be from the relative context of the site assemblages consisting of the copper works left behind and by the (very little) pottery that was left there.
I noticed looking along the sites edge where you can see the soil, there are no stratigraphic layers. I examined (as best as I could) many different points along the edge of the site at the exposed soil, but could not find any distinguishing soil layers. My guess is that there has been vertical shifting of the soil, most likely done after the harbor had silted up.
|What was once the sea port.|