Agora Deposit: J 1:15
Collection:   Agora
Type:   Deposit
Name:   J 1:15
Title:   Probable Well
Supervisor:   Brian Martens
Description:   Located in the southern section of Room I, now bound by the scarp of Wall U at the north,, the scarp of Wall L at the east,, and a modern pit at the south. At its now low elevations, excavated in the 2015 season to 49.420 masl, it seems most probable that the feature fulfilled a hydraulic feature. The finding of numerous pieces of broken tile lining and a fragmentary wellhead with rope wear advance this identification. The roughly circular cutting is better articulated along its upper elevations; however, as it continues deeper we lose definition and the fill expands outward in all directions. This expansion is probably the result of a collapse in antiquity. The upper fills were explored during the 2013 and 2014 seasons. Fill excavated during the 2015 season is closely related, but with increased pottery . The fill is perhaps Persian destruction cleanup, deposited during the third quarter of the 5th c. B.C.
Bibliography:   Hesperia 89 (2020), p. 626 (noted).
Chronology:   Third quarter of 5th c. B.C.
Date:   17 June 2014- 31 July 2014
3 July 2015-31 July 2015
Section:   ΒΖ
Grid:   J/16,17-1/13,15
Elevation:   51.109-49.42m.
Masl:   49.42-51.109m.
References:   Publication: Hesperia 89 (2020)
Report: 2015 Excavations
Report Page: 2015 Excavations, s. 2
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