In Sosandra, Aridaia, near Pella, Western Macedonia, a 6,000-year-old farmhouse has come to light, which retains all its household equipment in perfect condition in the position where the occupants left it shortly before the house was destroyed by fire.
The discovery of this prehistoric house provides valuable and unique information about the architecture and organization of a house at the end of the Neolithic era.
During the excavation, an almost complete grid of pile holes was revealed that gave the form, layout and organization of the building. It is a rectangular, stilt building, 58 square meters in area, with a frame of stilts and walls made of a network of branches and reeds that had been smeared with clay.
The house has a tripartite structure, with two ovens between which there is a place for gathering and processing agricultural products, the entrance is towards the south while the floors were covered with straw.
The millstones, graters and storage pits found together with the abundance of clay vessels and stone tools indirectly indicate the cultivation and processing of grains at the end of the Neolithic period. The amazing thing is that the findings have remained intact to this day exactly as and where the occupants of the house left them 6,000 years ago.
Editor: Fotini Anastasopoulou