Agora Deposit: K 2:5
Title:   Mycenaean Chamber Tomb
Supervisor:   David Scahill
Category:   Burial
Description:   Behind northeast corner of Classical Building; east wall C. Below Hellenistic levels and early Classical pit. Chamber cut through bedrock, depth ca. 0.90m., diameter ca. 2m., roughly square in shape, angling inward toward top. Possible dromos cutting in northwest corner, running under wall C.
Loose fill of stones and earth filling tomb with large number of geometric sherds ranging early to late Geometric. Fallen bedrock in northeast corner with geometric pot imbedded in the top. At the floor of the tomb, bone fragments, broken pottery, two figurines and bronze implements along south wall. Pottery appears to be LH III A:1 with some possibly earlier. More bone fragments in middle and north. Bronze objects in northeast corner. Two distinct clay layers at floor; fine orange layer in northern half, dark brown layer in southern half.
Notes:   AA 354
Bibliography:   Hesperia Suppl. 43 (2009), p. 101, n. 16.
    Hesperia 72 (2003), pp. 254, 263-273, figs. 8-10, 28-29.
Chronology:   LH III A:1
Date:   3-24 July 1998
26-27 June 2001
Section:   ΒΕ
Grid:   K/1,3-2/5,6
Elevation:   52.09-51.151m.
Masl:   51.151-52.090m.
References:   Publication: Hesperia 72 (2003)
Publication: Hesperia Suppl. 43 (2009)
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