Agora Deposit: I 5:2
Collection:   Agora
Type:   Deposit
Name:   I 5:2
Title:   Cist Τomb, Adult Female Inhumation in ΒΓ
Supervisor:   Susan I. Rotroff
Category:   Burial
Description:   Grave 2. Adult female inhumation. Grave extending under the south retaining wall of the Temenos of the Royal Stoa. It is oriented ne-sw, with head at sw. Grave built of slabs of schist, with packing of small stones around north end. Floor was bedrock.
The grave diggers cut into an earlier grave immediately to the north; this grave was found empty. It was also a cist grave, with similar orientation.
The skeleton lay extended on her back, her hands originally over her lower abdomen. (Bones have been somewhat displaced by action of water- the skull was found beside the feet). The skeleton is that of a small woman (ca. 152 cm. tall) aged 20-21.
Notes:   Uncatalogued pieces of bronze stored with pots.
Bibliography:   Hesperia 87 (2018), pp. 215-278.
    hesperia 44 (1975), pp. 370-374.
    Agora XXXVI, Tomb 63, pp. 420-427, 549-550, figs. 2.290, 2.293, 2.294, 2.303-2.308, pl. 1.
Chronology:   Final Mycenaean/Submycenaean
Date:   13-15 June 1973
Section:   ΒΓ
Grid:   I/10,11-5/5,6
References:   Publication: Agora XXXVI
Publication: Hesperia 44 (1975)
Publication: Hesperia 87 (2018)
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