“Life and Death at Ancient Eleon”
The Eastern Boeotia Archaeological Project has been excavating at the site of ancient Eleon in the village of Arma in Greece since 2011. This talk will concentrate on recent fieldwork within and around an enclosure which we call the Blue Stone Structure, so named because of the polished blue limestone used to cap a large, rectangular perimeter wall. This structure was capped with a mound of clay marking an early Mycenaean cemetery of some significance dating to the formative period of Mycenaean society, ca. 17th c. BCE.