Agora Deposit: S 17:2
Title:   Circular Pit and Irregular Cutting
Category:   Pit
Description:   Circular pit and irregular cutting north of it. Diam. of pit ca. 0.80m; Dimension of irregular cutting ca. 1.00x1.20m. The pit was dug into bedrock and filled with red earth which was packed with undisturbed pottery. On top were small sherds and broken figurines; below were stacked skyphoi, mostly on east side. At the bottom was a filling of earth and small stones. The pit was well-cut, perhaps as a bedding for a pithos. The irregular cutting contained a similar filling but the pots were stacked, not dumped. The presence of ochre, of trial pieces and of lumps of burnt clay suggest that both cuttings contained refuse from a nearby workshop. This was probably the same establishment to which the well R 17:5 belonged.
Bibliography:   Hesperia Suppl. 31 (2003), pp. 175-186, figs. 2.108 to 2.120.
    Agora VIII, p. 131.
Chronology:   Second half of 7th c. B.C.
Date:   26-28 May 1959
Section:   ΠΑ
References:   Publication: Agora VIII
Publication: Hesperia Suppl. 31 (2003)
Publication Pages (12)
Image: 2004.01.0764 (HAT 59-189)
Image: 2004.01.1093 (HAT 59-190)
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