Agora Deposit: F 19:5
Title:   Unfinished Well Shaft
Category:   Well
Description:   A well on the NW slope of the Areopagus; unfinished well-shaft dug to a depth of only 3.05m., and refilled with broken pottery and other debris. The shaft clearly was begun with the intention of digging a well, since footholds were cut in the sides; the reason for the abandonment was not clear; the rock appeared quite suitable for well-sinking. The filling, 490-480 B.C. and earlier, might however suggest that external circumstances interrupted the project; the neighboring shaft, F 19:4, would then represent a slightly later attempt to provide water supply in this vicinity.
"The two fills (Fill I to 1.75m.; and Fill II, 1.75-3.05m.) appear to be contemporary" (deposit nb.). No subdivisions given.
Contents:   Lots ΓΓ 499-501: Top to -1.75m (Fill I), black glaze fragments.
Lots ΓΓ 502: Top to -1.75m (Fill I), coarse.
Lots ΓΓ 503-504: -1.75m to bottom (Fill II), black glaze fragments.
Lots ΓΓ 506-511: Top to -1.75m (Fill I), coarse.
Lots ΓΓ 512-515: -1.75m to bottom (Fill II), coarse.
Bibliography:   Hesperia Suppl. 46 (2011), p. 375.
    Hesperia 62 (1993), pp. 442-444.
    Agora IV, p. 239.
    Agora XII, p. 390.
    Agora XXI, p. 98.
    Agora XXIII, p. 331.
    Agora XXX, p. 362.
Chronology:   Ca. 520-480 B.C.
Date:   3-4 May 1939
Section:   ΓΓ
Grid:   ΓΓ:47/ΜΖ
Elevation:   -3.05m.
Masl:   -3.05m.
References:   Publications (7)
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