|Title:||Preliminary Report on the 2012 Excavation Season|
|Author:||John McK. Camp II|
|Abstract:||Excavations were carried out in four areas during the 2012 season: three in the area of the Painted Stoa at the northwest corner of the Agora (sections ΒΗ, ΒΖ, ΒΘ), and one in the Panthenaic Way (section ΒΓ). The report is a very preliminary account of the results of the work this season.|
In the Panthenaic Way, Hellenistic and Classical numerous road levels were excavated in two trenches. One more stone socket for wooden posts was uncovered in the eastern trench.
In section ΒΗ, a well was excavated to its full depth. It dates to the 4th and 5th centuries A.D. and contained a large amount of pottery of which many pieces were intact. Above this layer, pieces of broken roof tiles, an antefix and a sima, that may come from the Painted Stoa, were recovered. At the extreme east end of the section, part of the east wall of the Painted Stoa came to light.
In section ΒΖ, excavation took place in the area beyond the Classical Commercial Building, mostly in late archaic fills. Remarkable finds were an almost complete black-figured lekythos, and a tiny electrum coin.
In section ΒΘ, in the eastern trench, excavation continued within several rooms of the Byzantine period; in the western trench, the upper part of Byzantine walls were exposed.
|Date:||11 Jun-3 Aug 2012|
|References:||Report Pages (12)|
Deposit: L 2:2
Deposit: M 2:1