Agora Deposit: J-K 2:2
Title:   Chamber Tomb Below Floor of Room 2 of Classical Building II
Supervisor:   David Scahill
Category:   Burial
Description:   Below packed clay floors in Room 2 of Classical Building II; bordered on east and south sides by polygonal cross wall and back wall extension for Classical Building. Late Roman wall and drain installation above west side. Chamber cut into soft bedrock, depth ca. 50.926msl, diameter ca. 2m. roughly square.

Upper part of tomb cut away by leveling for floors of Classical Building. Loose fill of stones and earth with large number of Geometric sherds ranging from Protogeometric to late Geometric in date, from top of cutting extending down into layer of tomb contents. At floor of tomb, concentration of bone fragments and pots, mostly broken in situ, concentrated against the north side of the tomb, with some bone fragments across the middle, and on the south side with more pots. Decoration appears to be mostly LHIII A:1 with some possibly earlier motifs. Both decorated and undecorated wares. Toward the west against the north side, a bronze dagger and spear point.
Contents:   See also IL 1980 (ΒΕ 2157), a lead clamp for pot mending, from collapse of drain into tomb.
Notes:   AA 355
Bibliography:   Hesperia 72 (2003), pp. 254-262, figs. 8, 9, 16-27.
Chronology:   LHIII A:1
Date:   3 July 1998
27-29 July 1999
13-21 June 2001
23 July 2001
Section:   ΒΕ
Grid:   J/19,K/1-2/14,16
Elevation:   50.926-50.68m.
Masl:   50.668-50.949m.
References:   Publication: Hesperia 72 (2003)
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