Bronze Age Telos
Bronze Age Telos, Dodecanese and southeast Aegean routes in the Neopalatial period
Telos is a small island in the Dodecanese archipelago, situated to the north of Rhodes on the way to Kos. A rescue excavation conducted by the Ephorate of Antiquities of the Dodecanese in 2012 and 2013 at the site of Garipa brought to light a rock-cut formation filled with LB I/LM I material from a domestic context, including an overwhelming number of conical cups (more than 1000), deposited above and below a thick layer of ash from the eruption of the Thera volcano. The Minoanising features of the assemblage and the imports indicate the active participation of the community in trade, cultural and technological networks of that time and puts Garipa in the map together with other sites in the islands of the south Aegean that had already adopted Minoan practices by the beginning of the Late Bronze Age.