Agora Deposit: D 17:8
Title:   Sacrificial Pyre in Poros Building, Northwest Room
Category:   Pyre
Description:   Sacrificial pyre in Poros Building, NW Room (RSY= Pyre 1).
Against east wall of room 5 west. artifacts, bone, carbon and ash in pit in floor sequence. the pyre lay below a floor covered with marble dust, the lowest floor that can be associated with the north wall of the room. The pit extends down into a layer with marbleworking waste. The pyre thus postdates the arrival of the marbleworkers, and may be associated with the 4th century reconstruction of the building. It contained scattered carbon and there was a heavy ash deposit in the chytridion. some of the pottery is burnt; there were also fragments of burnt mudbrick or clay. A lekane and the lower part of an amphora set into the floor of this room may have served industrial purposes.
Contents:   Organic material; animal bone; charcoal (olive).
Bibliography:   Hesperia Suppl. 47 (2013), no. 32, pp. 142, 143, figs. 7, 67, 69, 70.
    Hesperia 20 (1951), pp. 114-115, pl. 50 a (Pyre I).
    Agora XII, p. 387.
Chronology:   Middle of 4th c. B.C.
Date:   4-7 June 1949
Section:   ΟΟ
Grid:   ΟΟ:59/ΚΖ
References:   Publication: Agora XII
Publication: Hesperia 20 (1951)
Publication: Hesperia Suppl. 47 (2013)
Publication Page: Agora 12.2, s. 14, p. 387
Publication Page: Agora 12.2, s. 41, p. 414
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Lot: ΟΟ 626
Notebook: ΟΟ-15
Notebook: ΟΟ-17
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