An unfortified Greek-native agricultural settlement along the NE shore of Lake Sasyk-Panskoe on the NW Crimean coast. Founded
by Chersonesus in the late 4th c. B.C., it perished in the
mid 3d d. B.C. probably from a Scythian attack. Excavations indicate that the site was a complex of large villas or farmsteads organized according to a rectangular grid system. Although the rising lake level has covered several of the farmsteads, eleven still remain. The farmsteads are two-storied square buildings consisting of storage rooms, living quarters, and family shrines which
enclose interior courtyards.
A necropolis of ca. 50 tumuli lies 100-150 m NE of
the site. The most interesting of the excavated barrows,
which all date to the time of the settlement, was surrounded by a cromlech and contained several cenotaph graves made of stone slabs. Some of the slabs come from anthropomorphic stelai of the Chersonesus type.
A. N. Shcheglov, “Raskopki na territorii
khory Khersonesa,” Arkheologicheskie Otkrytiia 1969
257-58; id. et al., “Issledovaniia bliz Iarylgachskoi
bukhty v severo-zapadnom Krymu,” Arkheologicheskie
Otkrytiia 1970 goda
251-52; id. et al., “Tarkhankutskaia
ekspeditsiia,” Arkheologicheskie Otkrytiia 1971 goda
342-43; id. et al., “Issledovaniia na khore Khersonese,” Arkheologicheskie Otkrytiia 1972 goda
353-54; id., “Kurgan-kenotaf bliz Iarylgachskoi bukhty,” KSIA
130 (1972) 70-76.
T. S. NOONAN