Agora Deposit: C 19:9
Title:   Well in House R of Industrial Area West of Areopagus
Category:   Well
Description:   Well in house R of industrial area west of the Areopagus. This well, originally tiled, was abandoned and filled at the time of the conversion of the house into a stone-cutters' workshop.
Tiled well but Instead of the usual lunate lifting-hole, common in the fourth century and thereafter, it has a large square lifting hole (A 1370). The well had been filled at once with a miscellaneous dump which contained some marble chips, a great many animal bones and some sawn-off ends of animal bones such as were found in House F and to the north of it, and a quantity of very fragmentary pottery of the late 5th c. B.C. The fill in the mouth of the well, evidently thrown in after the deep dump had settled, was slightly later. In addition to P 18556 and P 18605, it produced 28 loomweights, a combination which suggests that some of the dowry of the lady of the house was thrown into the well.
Notes:   Subdivisions:
.1=fill 1, fill over top of well plus box 1, to ca. 390 B.C.
.2=fill 2, abandonment period, to ca. 410 B.C.
.3=fills 3 and 4, POU, late 5th c. B.C.
Bibliography:   Hesperia 84 (2015), p. 476.
    Hesperia 20 (1951), pp. 242-243.
    Agora IV, p. 235.
    Agora XII, p. 386.
    Agora XXI, p. 97.
    Agora XXX, p. 360.
Chronology:   Ca. 425-400 B.C.
Date:   6 August 1947
26 September 1947
14-18 October 1947
Section:   ΝΝ
Grid:   ΝΝ:66/Κ
Elevation:   -5.9m.
Masl:   -5.9m.
References:   Publications (6)
Publication Pages (14)
Report: 2009 Excavations
Report Page: 2009 Excavations, s. 1
Objects (24)
Deposit: C 19:9.1
Deposit: C 19:9.2
Deposit: C 19:9.3
Notebooks (6)
Notebook Pages (19)