Agora Deposit: A 19:1
Title:   Sacrificial Pyre in House N
Category:   Pyre
Description:   Pyre(?) in House N, S.W. Room. (=House C, Room 10)
In room 10. Vessels from an earlier pyre were found dispersed in the makeup of the latest "floor" in the room, with tile fragments trodden into its surface. This layer and the one below it run over the wall between rooms 9 and 10,so either they postdate the destruction of the house or indicate yet another change in its plan. In either case, the trodden surface suggests that the area continued to be used.
The pyre, however, is contemporary with the second phase of the house, and, if the beginning of the phase could be downdated a bit, could be connected with this reconstruction. However that may be, it was subsequently disturbed and some of the objects tossed into later floor makeup/debris. Some of the pottery shows signs of burning. No bone was recorded
Bibliography:   Hesperia Suppl. 47 (2013), no. 42, pp. 154-155, figs. 78, 84.
    Agora XII, p. 383.
    Agora XXIII, p. 329.
    Agora XXX, p. 359.
Chronology:   First quarter of the 4th c. B.C.
Date:   29 April-15 September 1947
Section:   ΝΝ
Grid:   ΝΝ:84-87/ΜΖ-Ν
References:   Publications (4)
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Image: 2007.04.0008
Objects (12)
Notebook: ΝΝ-22
Notebook: ΝΝ-31
Notebook: ΝΝ-46
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