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  • Prehistoric settlement of Sovjan
  • Sovjan
  • Albania
  • Korçë County
  • Bashkia Maliq
  • Komuna e Pirgut



  • The Italian Database is the result of a collaboration between:

    MIBAC (Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali - Direzione Generale per i Beni Archeologici),

    ICCD (Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo e la Documentazione) and

    AIAC (Associazione Internazionale di Archeologia Classica).

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Summary (English)

  • During this season, the sondages A7, A9 and A10 (east-west), were extended about 2 m to the east. The sector A10b, measuring approximately, 5, 70 × 4, 00 m, joined the two last sondages A9, A10, toward the east. On the other side continued the excavation in the sector A9b, which is situated amidst the sectors A7 and A9. Two other sondages were undertaken in the channel, named respectively A11 and A12. The latter is located some metres further in the north, in the same line with A9. The extension of the excavations in sectors A10 and A10b, lead to the discovery of settlementstructures, in layer 6, which date to the late Bronze Age. This is interrupted in the layer 7 by a whole building, orientated NW-SE. Its floor is flat, with a thin burned layer and contains wooden carbonized fragments. The authors think that it represents a house, positioned partly under the ground level, a hypotheses which which awaits confirmation from the results of the excavations in the sector A10b. Under this structure were founded the remains of two other structures. They represent two different types of wall fragments that are also differently orientated, and belong to two successive periods of time. The archaeological material consists on pottery fragments, tools of stone, wooden and bone.


  • Gilles Touchais - Université de Paris I
  • Petrika Lera - Instituti i Arkeologjisë Tiranë, Departamenti i Prehistorisë (Albanian Institute of Archaeology, Department of Prehistory)


  • Adem Bunguri - Instituti i Arkeologjisë Tiranë, Departamenti i Prehistorisë (Albanian Institute of Archaeology, Department of Prehistory)
  • Armelle Gardeisen - Centre National Dela Recherche Scientifique
  • Cécile Oberweiler - Université Paris I
  • Josette Renard - Université de Haute Bretagne
  • Lionel Fadin - École française d'Athènes
  • Gaël Piques - Centre National Dela Recherche Scientifique
  • Béatrice Szepzetyski - Laboratoire Analyses Expertises Archéologie Oeuvres Art, Bordeaux
  • Susan E. Allen - University of Boston

Research Body

  • Instituti Arkeologjik Tiranë (Albanian Institute of Archaeology)
  • Université De Paris I

Funding Body

  • Ministre des Affaires étrangères


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