Threshing Floor B

Visitors can encounter a circular stone structure about 300 metres from the Kagiantas water mill. It’s an old threshing floor, complete with a protective stonework fence all around. Threshing floors were usually paved with either stone or dirt. Given the local terrain, most farmlands and fields were on slopes and building a threshing floor encompassed levelling the terrain to make it flat. Dirt threshing floors were usually haphazard and indicative of poverty. They would be built on firm ground, and the grains would be threshed on the dirt, as in this case. The spread of threshing machines rendered threshing floors obsolete: they were left behind by the inevitable march of technology and fell into disrepair. Nevertheless, in addition to the breathtaking scenery, hikers on this route have the opportunity to see how agriculture was carried out in ages past.

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