Agora Deposit: B 18:2
Title:   Pyre in House C, Room 12
Category:   Pyre
Description:   Pyre in House C, Room 12 (RSY=Pyre 9).
Notebook refers to House N.
Beside west wall of room 12. Pottery, burnt bone, and cinders in a roughly round pit; disturbed by Byzantine pit. The pyre was dug into an irregular strosis dating to the 3rd century, and covered by a "Hellenistic" fill. It lay ca. 0.15m below the level of a terazzo floor in this room, associated with phase 3, but no floor levels were preserved over the pyre.
The pyre predates the fill of the cistern in the room (B 18:13), and it is therefore contemporary with continued activity there. The fire-hardened floor of the pit suggests burning in situ; the pottery also shows signs of burning.
Contents:   Organic material: " fragments of burnt bone, some of them certainly animal (missing)".
Bibliography:   Hesperia Suppl. 47 (2013), no. 47, p. 159, 160, figs. 78, 92, 93.
    Hesperia 20 (1951), pp. 125-126, pl. 52 c (Pyre 9).
    Agora IV, p. 235.
    Agora XXIX, p. 436.
Chronology:   Ca. 250 B.C.
Date:   13 March 1948
Section:   ΝΝ
Grid:   ΝΝ:74/ΜΘ
References:   Publications (4)
Publication Pages (6)
Image: 2007.04.0013
Image: 2012.40.0245 (Section ΝΝ 1321)
Image: 2015.01.0069 (Section ΝΝ 1321)
Object: L 4399
Object: P 19041
Object: P 19042
Notebook: ΝΝ-34
Notebook: ΝΝ-36
Notebook Pages (4)