Agora Deposit: B 18:5
Title:   Pyre
Category:   Pyre
Description:   Pyre in House T (= House D), Room 2 (5th c.) and fill east of pyre.
Earlier than the other pyres of this house.
Pottery, slivers of burnt bone, and heavy deposit of carbonized material and cinders in pit in floor sequence, with some pottery and burning found outside pit. The deposit lay under a hard red clay floor, the lowest floor surface preserved in the courtyard. It was probably deposited in the course of the first phase of the house, when the floor was renewed. Hardened and reddened earth under the deposit indicates that the pyre was burnt in situ.
Contents:   Organic material: animal bone.
Bibliography:   Hesperia Suppl. 47 (2013), no. 38, pp. 149, 150, figs. 78, 79.
    Hesperia 20 (1951), pp. 218-221, pl. 73.
    Agora XII, p. 385.
Chronology:   Ca. 420-410 B.C.
Date:   8 April 1948
Section:   ΝΝ
References:   Publication: Agora XII
Publication: Hesperia 20 (1951)
Publication: Hesperia Suppl. 47 (2013)
Publication Page: Agora 30, s. 397, p. 378
Image: 2013.09.0009
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