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Megalakkos Cave
Σπήλαιο Μεγάλακκος
Megalakkos Cave
Megalakkos Cave
location in Greece
Locationnorth of Kleidonia
RegionIoannina regional unit, northwestern Greece
Coordinates39°58′51″N 20°40′2″E / 39.98083°N 20.66722°E / 39.98083; 20.66722Coordinates: 39°58′51″N 20°40′2″E / 39.98083°N 20.66722°E / 39.98083; 20.66722

The Megalakkos (Greek: Σπήλαιο Μεγάλακκος, Spelaio Megalokkos) is a rock shelter located north of the village of Kleidonia in the Ioannina regional unit and around 500 m (1,600 ft) east of the Kleidi Cave, northwestern Greece. It sits atop the northern bank of the Voidomatis river valley.


Archaeological excavations that were undertaken by a British team between 1983 and 1986 revealed the cave with a height of 2 m (6.6 ft), it contained artifacts, stone tools, faunal remains and other fossils, that were dated back to the Paleolithic and the Epigravettian culture between 20,000 and 12,000 years ago.[1][2] Analogous discoveries were made by the same research team in the neighboring Kleidi cave.


  1. ^ "The Physical Geography of the Mediterranean". Google Books. Retrieved February 22, 2017.
  2. ^ KATERINA HARVATI, ELENI PANAGOPOULOU, AND CURTIS RUNNELS. "The Paleoanthropology of Greece". Academia. Retrieved February 22, 2017.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)