Agora Deposit: A 18-19:1
Title:   Ostrakon Area
Category:   Ostraka
Description:   Pit (6x10) in the valley between the Areopagus and the Hill of the Nymphs. Large cutting in bedrock with 540 ostraka, mainly of the late eighties of the 5th. c. B. C. Much pottery, principally of the early 5th. c., but with some as late as the middle, at which time the fill was dumped.
Contents:   Originally, 605 pieces were found; of these 440 were catalogued in the Agora and reduced by joins to 438, and 165 uncatalogued, as being too fragmentary to be significant (Agora XXV, p. 25). During October 2018, 470 objects were found in this deposit, of these 406 were ostraka.
Notes:   This deposit needs more work: check notebooks and data base to make sure all ostraka are recorded in both sources. (PF)
Check grid again, different in notebook. (Dec. 2017)
Bibliography:   Hesperia 20 (1951), p. 253.
    Hesperia 17 (1948), p. 193.
    Agora IV, p. 234.
    Agora XII, p. 383.
    Agora XXI, p. 96.
    Agora XXIII, p. 329.
    Agora XXIX, p. 434.
    Agora XXV, pp. 20-22, 163.
    Agora XXX, p. 359.
Chronology:   Ca. 500-450 B.C.
Date:   April-June 1947
21-25 October 1949
Section:   ΝΝ
Grid:   ΝΝ:73-82/ΝΔ-Ξ
References:   Publications (9)
Publication Pages (93)
Image: 2000.02.0059 (Slide Sheet: 10:09)
Objects (453)
Notebooks (6)
Notebook Pages (8)