Agora Deposit: A 20:3
Title:   Pyre
Category:   Pyre
Description:   (RSY=Pyre 2). Pyre in the industrial area west of the Areopagus, in House B. In northern corner of room. No pit discerned. A deposit of small stones (a marker/) lay 0.30m above the level of the pyre, in turn covered by a 4th c. fill. The room where the pyre was located was added to the house in its second phase. The pyre considerably postdates the construction of the second phase, but may date earlier than its abandonment. Sticks of charred wood were visible under the pots, suggesting that the pyre was burnt in situ.
Contents:   Concentration of artifacts, a little bone, charred wood, cinders, and a "large sea shell" in stratum.
Bibliography:   Hesperia Suppl. 47 (2013), no. 49, pp. 162, 163, figs. 78, 96, 97.
    Hesperia 20 (1951), pp. 115-116, pl. 49 a, 50 b (Pyre 2).
    Agora IV, p. 234.
    Agora XII, p. 383.
    Agora XXIX, p. 434.
Chronology:   Third quarter of the 4th. century.
Date:   2-3 May 1940
Section:   ΞΞ
Grid:   ΞΞ:102/Μ
References:   Publications (5)
Publication Pages (7)
Images (6)
Objects (19)
Lot: ΞΞ 128
Notebook: ΞΞ-1
Notebook Page: ΞΞ-1-64 (pp. 119-120)
Notebook Page: ΞΞ-1-67 (pp. 125-126)