The Neolithic settlement Sesklo was named after the village near the excavation site. Sesklo is approximately 10 km west of Volos in Thessaly, Greece. Due to extensive pottery finds the name Sesklo also serves to designate a Neolithic period in the area of Greece. The Sesklo culture is in the 6 / 5 Classify millennium BC and is at the beginning of the ceramic Neolithic in Greece.
Time steps of the Sesklo culture
The Sesklo culture is divided into three stages Protosesklo, Vorsesklo and Sesklo after their pottery which was excavated in 30 found by hundreds of tells. At the time of Protosesklo the ceramic is mostly monochrome reddish to brownish painted and well polished. Simple ornamentation, such as zig -zag, waves and diamonds, is also observed. For the Vorsesklo time is the Impressoware (typical for the Adriatic region ) in addition to continuing use monochrome goods, characteristic. In the Sesklo - time traditions of Protosesklo time were resumed. For the decoration of ceramics were line strips, wolf tooth to zig- zag and checkerboard popular motifs.
The Neolithic settlement
The place seems to have been inhabited since the 7th millennium BC. At the time of Protosesklo were post houses and mud huts with stone foundations in the settlement. During the Sesklo time the place had, with over 500 stores a considerable amount of time for this. The houses, adobe with stone foundations were created square and had some post structures in their interior. The Neolithic settlement was probably destroyed in the 5th millennium BC by a fire. The following on the Sesklo Diminikultur populated the place again.