Agora Deposit: C 9:10
Title:   Urn cremation
Supervisor:   Rodney S. Young
Category:   Burial
Description:   Grave 3 in notebook (E.L. Smithson: Grave XIII: PG). Urn cremation (trench-and-hole), adult female.
Rectangular trench, measuring approximately 1.10x0.45m, but which may have been larger, cut through earth and partly into bedrock. The roughly circular urn-hole was located to the east; the bedrock dipped sharply along the west side of the grave. Much of the trench and the upper part of the urn-hole were destroyed by Classical and Hellenistic builders. Cremated remains of an adult woman aged 25-35 years at death. Nothing was preserved, or noted, of any tomb covering. The fill of the trench was excavated in three layers: 1. "Burned earth" fired red with the odd pyre sherd noted on the floor and spilling into the urn-hole". 2. layer of ash and charcoal. 3. Dug and redeposited bedrock, encountered just below Hellenistic deposits above the trench. Young " The burial seems to have been quite normal-cremation on the spot, the bones and jewelry gathered up and placed in the amphora, and the whole buried in a pit. If there were broken pots outside as offerings, they have since disappeared."
Bibliography:   Agora XXXVI, Tomb 49, pp. 341-346, 544-545, figs. 2.180, 2.239-2.242, 3.17.
Chronology:   Late Protogeometric
Date:   3, 6 February 1936
Section:   ΠΘ
Grid:   ΠΘ:4/ΝΕ
References:   Publication: Agora XXXVI
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