Agora Deposit: H 13:2
Title:   Pyre
Category:   Pyre
Description:   Sacrificial Pyre = Pit in floor (identified as pyre by SIR); with the characteristic small plates and saucers. "Saucer Grave" at 12/ΚΑ.
Dimensions: 2m (length)x 0.70 (width).
North of north wall of building. Long, narrow pit containing pottery and ash dug into a hard floor or surface and aligned with north wall of Building E. The pottery rested on a bedding of stones. The alignment of the pit suggests a connection with Building E, and the pyre dates in the generation after its reconstruction. Both the large size of the cutting and the presence of a kernos are unusual, but the rilled-rim plate and the saucers suggest that this is a pyre. There is no mention of bone in the notebook account.
Bibliography:   Hesperia Suppl. 47 (2013), no. 26, pp. 134, 135, figs. 57, 61.
Chronology:   First half 4th c. B.C.
Date:   25-27 May 1954
Section:   Ζ
Grid:   Ζ:12-13/ΚΑ-ΚΕ
Elevation:   -.25m.
Masl:   -.25m.
References:   Publication: Hesperia Suppl. 47 (2013)
Image: 2007.04.0024
Objects (5)
Lot: Ζ 825
Notebook: Ζ-15
Notebook: Ζ-17
Notebook: Ζ-18
Notebook Pages (6)