Agora Report: 2002 Excavations
Title:   Preliminary Report on the 2002 Excavation Season
Author:   John Camp
Abstract:   Excavations continued in the northwest corner of the Agora (sections ΒΕ and ΒΖ) and in the Eleusinion area (ΕΛ), and a trial trench was opened up in the Panathenaic Way (Σ).
In section ΒΖ, the exploration of the Byzantine settlement and the late Roman remains underneath them continued. Within the Byzantine walls, some ancient blocks were found, several of them probably coming from funerary monuments. A large coarse ware jar with the skeletal remains of an infant was found buried in the corner of one room. As in the adjacent areas, small terracotta reliefs and figurines were collected, but no sign of industrial activity was found to suggest a production in the vicinity. At the end of the season, a Roman statue head appeared.
In section ΒΕ, various levels in, around and under the Classical Commercial Building were explored. This area was affected by a heavy rain fall which made work difficult. However, a shaft of a Protogeometric or early Geometric well was partially excavated.
In the Panathenaic Way, a trial trench was opened up with the hope of finding the edge of the road on its east side.
In the Eleusinion area there are no surviving architectural remains. A well from the late 6th to early 5th century B.C. was excavated, and while scraping bedrock, a marble portrait head was discovered.
Date:   10 Jun-2 Aug 2002
Section:   ΒΕ
Grid:   J/5,16-1/13,2/10
Elevation:   49.259-54.674m
Masl:   0-54.674m.
References:   Report Pages (9)
Images (54)
Objects (7)
Deposits (8)