Agora Deposit: P 8:5
Title:   Well
Category:   Well
Description:   Well at 19/ΚΔ, beneath the west colonnade of the Square Market Building in the northeast corner of the Agora. Diameter ca. 1.25m. Water level ca. -3.50m. The construction of the well was rather careless, perhaps caused by the soft crumbly nature of the bedrock
No distinction in date or character could be observed in the filling, from just below the top to the bottom. The concentration of the more complete vases near the bottom, suggested however that the shaft had served as a water supply. In the mouth of the well was a small amount of supplementary fill (425-400 B.C.).
Contents:   Baskets I and II found 7 April 1938
Basket IV and mud found 14 April 1938
Notes:   T 1653 and P 12680 suggest that the well-diggers may have cut through a child's burial of Mycenaean times.
Refilled in 1952, without further digging. bedrock to crumbly and dangerous.
Bibliography:   Hesperia Suppl. 46 (2011), p. 376.
    Hesperia 8 (1939), p. 212.
    Agora IV, p. 244.
    Agora XII, p. 397.
    Agora XIII, p. 274.
    Agora XXIII, p. 335.
    Agora XXV, p. 164.
    Agora XXVII, p. 228.
    Agora XXX, p. 366.
Chronology:   Ca. 580-560 B.C.
Date:   7-19 April 1938
Section:   Σ
Grid:   Σ:19/ΚΔ
Elevation:   -7.7m.
Masl:   -7.7m.
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