Agora Report: 2017 Excavations
Title:   Agora Volunteer Report 2017
Author:   John McK. Camp II
Abstract:   Excavations took place in three sections, ΒΘ, ΒΖ and ΟΟ, covering a time span from the 14th century B.C. to the 12th century A.D.
In Section ΒΘ work continued in later layers over and in front of the Stoa Poikile. In ΒΘ West, more of the remains of the Middle Byzantine settlement were explored; in ΒΘ East, deeper fills were excavated. A collapse of the fill over the Eridanos river opened up part of its south channel and it was possible to see large Doric column drums used as part of the channel construction. Excavation over the northern channel revealed a cover slab decorated with a large hoplite shield.
In Section ΒΖ North, some walls were dismantled and a lion’s head spout was recovered. Late archaic levels produced more ostraka and a rare sample of reeds came out of 5th century B.C fills. Also, work was resumed in the collapsed Mycenaean chamber tomb (J 10:1).
In Section ΒΖ South, excavation of Room 4 of the Classical Commercial Building was completed, and more levels of the North-South Road were explored.
In Section ΟΟ the investigation of the architectural remains of houses and/or industrial establishments continued. A casting pit was excavated and produced large fragments of moulds for a bronze statue. An unusual type of bone dice came out while cleaning a scarp.
Date:   12 Jun-4 Aug 2017
Section:   ΒΘ
References:   Report Pages (13)
Images (18)
Objects (5)
Deposit: J 1:10
Notebook: ΟΟ-17
Notebook: ΟΟ-26
Notebook Pages (13)