BSA Friends’ Lecture
Prof. Bill Cavanagh, “Kouphovouno and the story of Lakonia 6000-1600 BC”
Abstract: Early farmers settled at Kouphovouno, just south of Sparta, around 5,800 BC, one part of the great neolithic peopling of Europe. The site was occupied, on and off, over some 4,500 years. The new excavations have revealed the houses they lived in, how they worked the land, their contacts with the wider world. Over this immense span of time there were many transformations of Lakonian society and these will be illustrated through the finds from the excavations.