Saliagos (Greek: Σάλιαγκος) is an islet in the Greek island group of Cyclades. It is the first early farming site and one of the oldest settlements of the Cycladic culture.[1] [2] Saliagos is only 110 to 70 meters in size and is situated between Antiparos (ancient Oliaros) and Paros, along with several other uninhabited islands. In the past and up to the Byzantine times, Saliagos was a promontory connected with Antiparos. However, at later times, this has been flooded due to the rise in the sea level.[citation needed]

Native name:
(Greek: Σάλιαγκος)
Saliagos islet
Coordinates37°02′53″N 25°05′38″E / 37.048°N 25.094°E / 37.048; 25.094Coordinates: 37°02′53″N 25°05′38″E / 37.048°N 25.094°E / 37.048; 25.094
Adjacent bodies of waterSouth Aegean
The fat lady of Saliagos.

The settlement is dated to the middle to late Neolithic period. Radiocarbon dating has indicated a period from 5000 to 4500 BC. The site was excavated during the years 1964-65 by John Davies Evans and Colin Renfrew from the British School at Athens.[3]


  1. ^ E. H. Cline (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean, ISBN 9780199873609, Jan. 2012.
  2. ^ J. Hilditch, Saliagos, in The Encyclopedia of Ancient History, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 9781444338386, 2013.
  3. ^ J.D. Evans and C. Renfrew, Excavations at Saliagos near Antiparos, British School of Archaeology at Athens, 1968.

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