Agora Deposit: B 19:5
Title:   Pyre in House N, Room 2, Layer 5
Category:   Pyre
Description:   Pyre in House N, room 2, layer 5 (RSY=Pyre 8).
Near northern corner of room 6. Artifacts, bone, burnt logs, and cinders in square pit dug from level of layer 5, through layers 5 and 6; thin clay floor laid over it. Young identified layer 6 as the latest house floor and concluded that this pyre was buried after the abandonment of the house. Layer 4, however, appeared to be a deliberate clay floor, suggesting continued occupation, with the pyre associated with floor renewal. The stratigraphic situation may therefore indicate a renovation rather than abandonment. The pyre lies well below the mudbrick layer of wall decay in this room. The edges and bottom of the pit were reddened, indicating burning in situ. Wood cinders and logs mixed with bones lay below the pottery.
Contents:   Cf. Coins from layer 4:
18 September 1947 # 7-#11
Bibliography:   Hesperia Suppl. 47 (2013), no. 44, pp. 156, 157, figs. 1, 4, 6, 78, 87-89.
    Hesperia 20 (1951), pp. 124-125, pl. 52 b (Pyre 8).
    Agora XII, p. 385.
    Agora XXIX, p. 437.
Chronology:   325-300 B.C.
Date:   18-19 September 1947
Section:   ΝΝ
References:   Publications (4)
Publication Pages (10)
Images (5)
Objects (16)
Coin: N 38246
Coin: N 38247
Coin: N 38248
Notebook: ΝΝ-29
Notebook: ΝΝ-31
Notebook Pages (5)