Agora Deposit: O 7:4
Title:   The Kylix Pit
Category:   Burial
Description:   Mycenaean Grave (grave with kylikes).
Small irregular pit (about 0.70m by 0.45m by 0.50m deep). it was full of Mycenaean sherds and fragmentary pots, mostly kylikes, but also contained occasional scraps of bone and several small stone slabs lying in no order. Originally termed a grave, there is nothing inn favor of this identification and much that argues against it. The size would be very cramped even for the burial of a child, no skeleton or certain human bones were found, the pottery was found in complete disorder. Although a number of more or less complete kylikes were found, these were all extremely coarse and of careless workmanship, and there is no reason to believe they were not chipped or minus a handle when they were discarded. Therefore the identification as a refuse pit seems more likely.
Bibliography:   Agora XIII, pp. 252-253, 274, pls. 61, 66, 79 (The Kylix Pit).
    Agora XXVII, p. 226.
Chronology:   Mycenaean IIIB-C
Date:   24-25 May 1951
Section:   Σ
Grid:   Σ:39/Ι
References:   Publication: Agora XIII
Publication: Agora XXVII
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