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The site, on a small hill 1.5 km SW of the modern village of Andreevka and 11 km W of Kerch, was first inhabited in the Bronze Age. Excavations have uncovered the remains of modest dwellings and grain pits from a Greek or Hellenized agricultural settlement of the 6th-4th c. B.C. The earliest homes had walls of poorly baked brick or adobe resting on a stone foundation or socle, and the floor of one house was slightly sunk into the ground. In the 4th c. B.C. these separated and isolated homes gave way to the large stone farmstead of a Bosporan Greek consisting of a complex of storage rooms, cattle stalls, and living quarters built around a large interior court. The farinstead complex itself covered an area of ca. 1000 sq. m, and small detached structures and grain pits belonging to the farinstead were found elsewhere on the hill. The farmstead was abandoned in the 3d c. B.C.


I. T. Kruglikova, “Antichnaia sel'skokhoziaistvennaia usad'ba bliz Kerchi,” Antichnaia istoriia i kul'tura Sredizemnomor'ia i Prichernomor'ia: Sbornik statei (1968) 206-12; id., “Raskopki sel'skikh poselenii Bosporskogo tsarstva,” Arkheologicheskie Otkrytiia 1968 goda 307-9; id. & M. A. Romanovskaia, “Antichnye poseleniia u dereven' Andreevka i Novo-Otradnoe,” Arkheologicheskie Otkrytiia 1970 goda 252-54.


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