Agora Deposit: B 17:5
Title:   Pyre in Room 2
Category:   Pyre
Description:   Pyre in Room 2, area west of street (RSY=Pyre 12).
In courtyard. Artifacts, bone, ash, carbon, and cinders in pit in floor sequence. The rectangular pit was cut into a white strosis with marble chips (ΠΠ 282), filled with red earth, and the surface then trodden hard. The pyre is thus subsequent to the creation of the marbleworking surface, but the hard-trodden surface indicates continuing use of the area. It was disturbed by a robbing trench, not by an original foundation trench of the shed. The amount of ash, carbon, and cinders was small but lay at the bottom of the pit, suggesting that the pyre was burnt in situ.
Contents:   Organic material: animal bone.
Bibliography:   Hesperia Suppl. 47 (2013), no. 36, pp. 145, 146, figs. 4, 67, 74, 75.
    Hesperia 20 (1951), p. 128-129, pl. 53 c (Pyre 12).
    Agora XII, p. 384.
    Agora XXIX, p. 436.
Chronology:   315-300 B.C.
Date:   20 April 1949
Section:   ΠΠ
References:   Publications (4)
Publication Pages (9)
Images (4)
Objects (12)
Lot: ΠΠ 300
Notebook: ΠΠ-6
Notebook: ΠΠ-10
Notebook Page: ΠΠ-6-40 (pp. 1070-1071)
Notebook Page: ΠΠ-10-11 (pp. 1812-1813)
Notebook Page: ΠΠ-10-12 (pp. 1814-1815)