Agora Deposit: C 9:11
Title:   Pit tomb, child inhumation
Category:   Burial
Description:   Grave 4 in notebook (E.L. Smithson: Grave XX: PG). Bones discarded. Grave of older child.
Rectangular pit, cut into bedrock to a depth of 0.26m, approximately 0.97m long and 0.36m wide. Tomb oriented east-west,head of the deceased to the east. a thin strosis of hard-packed redeposited bedrock mixed with much burned earth and many small stones was described as lying above and surrounding the tomb pit. The recorded depth of 0.26m is below the surface of the hard fill. within the actual tomb pit there were no signs of burning.
The skull of a child, evidently intact at the time of excavation but described as "soft and decayed" was found at the east end of the pit. The excavator noted that although the bones were "rather small", the teeth were "fairly large and well-developed" suggesting a child of rather "advanced years".
Bibliography:   Hesperia 6 (1937), p. 368 and fig. 31.
    Agora XXXVI, Tomb 51, pp. 352-358, figs. 2.180, 2.247-2.250, pl. IV.
Chronology:   Late Protogeometric
Date:   6-8 February 1936
Section:   ΠΘ
Grid:   ΠΘ:5/ΝΣΤ
References:   Publication: Hesperia 6 (1937)
Image: 2012.42.1006 (Section ΠΘ 75)
Image: 2012.42.1007 (Section ΠΘ 76)
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