For the moment, the Hellenistic Period is only represented by pottery collected during the 2014 season, while cleaning the two large rectilinear stone piles located near the western edge of old Trench 1. Future research may shed more light on this period at Plasi.

The extensive building remains, including a large Megaron and the fortification wall, along with strong evidence for craft production, as indicated by the two pottery kilns found next to the Megaron, all clearly suggest the existence of a large and prosperous settlement during the Middle Helladic Period.

So far, the new excavations have failed to identify pottery or any other remains of the Roman Period. However, future research may alter this, since the wider area of Marathon particularly flourished at the time of Herodes Atticus. Indeed, fragments of a Hermes column, associated with the Herodes Atticus’ mansion, were found near to the focus area.

As with the Roman times, the excavations have failed so far to produce evidence for the Early Byzantine Period. It should be mentioned though that 250 m away from the focus area, the Greek Archaeological Service unearthed an Early Byzantine basilica church of the 6th century AD.

For the time being, the new excavations have added but little to our knowledge for the Neolithic Period, since it is only represnted by a few sherds from mixed deposits. 

The new excavations have produced fine LH I-II pottery, but this comprised only some sherds from disturbed or surface layers, nothing associated with architecture or closed deposits. Evidence becomes clearer for the subsequent phases.