Agora Deposit: M 17:7
Title:   Pit
Category:   Pit
Description:   Rectangular pit at 54/ΛΓ.
The pit's plan is irregular; its measurements approximately 2.00x1.10x1.15m. The wall foundations run a little over a meter deep at 53/ΛΓ-ΛΕ, consist of irregularly shaped and sized stones packed together roughly in courses with clay, and in the southwest corner of the pit follow the bedrock. Some stones have been cut so as to have regular faces; some have not. On top of these rest two good sized poros blocks which once supported the first blocks of the house wall. The south wall of the pit is built of slightly smaller stones and clay (no poros blocks), and bonds with the west wall. The east wall is one large (2.00x1.14x0.22m) poros slab. Its west or inner face has been roughly finished. the east or outer face has had a margin cut into it on two sides. The shape of the slab and the work done on it are irregular, and one may suppose that the slab was badly begun, found not to suit its original purpose, and so used here. The north wall, of which only a few stones were left, would have been like the south wall.
The pit was filled with a homogeneous, wet, clay-like earth. At the bottom of the pit lay an archaic kore fragment. The pit was not used again after the earth had been dumped into it, but the walls of the building were used intermittently, if not continuously, to provide shelter for more than half a millenium afterwards.
Bibliography:   Agora X, p. 67.
    Agora XII, p. 394.
    Agora XXIII, p. 333.
    Agora XXV, p. 164.
    Agora XXX, p. 365.
Chronology:   ca. 450-425 B.C.
Date:   15 April 1957
Section:   Φ
Grid:   Φ:54/ΛΓ
References:   Publications (5)
Publication Pages (12)
Report: 1958 Φ
Report Page: 1957 Excavations Φ, Χ, Ψ, s. 1
Report Page: 1958 Φ, s. 2
Objects (13)
Lot: Φ 165
Lot: Φ 166
Lot: Φ 167
Notebook: Φ-6
Notebook: Φ-7
Notebook Pages (6)