The first part of the book, by Pavlos Chryssostomou, deals with the site of the settlement and the topography and morphology of the area, parameters that influenced the selection of the particular site. The history of the settlement’s archaeological investigation is also presented.
The second part, by Ioannis Aslanis, presents the earliest settlement, which was founded at the site “Peliti” of Agrosykia during the Dimini period (4800-4500 B.C). The study of the stratigraphy of this settlement, in spite of the small scale of the excavation, and the evaluation of all stratified finds are more than important and necessary, since relevant archaeological information from the area of Western Macedonia is otherwise scarce.
The third part, by Anastasia Chryssostomou, refers to excavation data and material evidence from the Iron Age settlement of “Peliti”, and extends also to the cemeteries and finds which originated from the excavation of the tumulus or were handed in by inhabitants of the modern settlements of Agrosykia and Leptokarya. There follows a brief presentation of the evidence from the nearby Iron Age settlement of Leptokarya and of the artifacts that have been handed in as coming from its cemeteries.
In the fourth part, Pavlos Chryssostomou describes the fortification and the part of the settlement of historic times at “Peliti” which was investigated, the rural installations around the site, the temple of Zeus Hypsistos, the cemeteries of the settlement, including the Hellenistic tombs at Agrosykia and Rachona, the Roman tumulus to the north of Zeus’ temple and the burial monuments from the settlement’s cemeteries. There follows a brief description of the archaeological material which had been handed in to the Greek Archaeological Service by locals; most of the artifacts come from “Peliti”, while some originate from the area of the modern settlement of Agrosykia.