Agora Deposit: F 16:3
Title:   Urn Cremation
Category:   Burial
Description:   Grave 1. Urn cremation (trench-and-hole), adult female 930-40 years old).
Mentioned as Grave XVII in Deposit list.
Consisted of a roughly circular pit, approximately 0.30-0.40m in diameter, cut into soft bedrock against the face of an outcrop of natural rock, described by the excavator as limestone, to a depth of about 0.35m. P 325 served as cinerary urn and was placed upright within the pit and firmly fixed in place by small stones packed tightly around the amphora from shoulder to mouth.
Virtually nothing of the pyre trench survived, but it's presence was indicated by hard red-colored burned earth packed tightly against the rim of the amphora along the northwest side. A few remnants of a stone packing beside the urn-hole, on the north side, probably once continuous with the packing around the urn, contained a few burned sherds, clearly pyre debris.

Also P 345 from sifting earth around grave.
See also P 34860-P 34866 catalogued as "sherds overlying tombs
F 16:3 & F 16:4".
Notes:   Negs. ΣΤ 62, 63, 2-246, 2-247, 2-248
Bibliography:   Hesperia 2 (1933), pp. 468-470, fig. 18.
    Agora XXXVI, Tomb 6, pp. 57-62, figs. 2.14-2.17, 2.21:d, 3.14, pl. IV.
Chronology:   Late Protogeometric
Date:   2 March 1932
8 March 1932
Section:   ΣΤ
Grid:   ΣΤ:7/Γ
References:   Publication: Hesperia 2 (1933)
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