|Title:||Preliminary Report on the 2013 Excavation Season|
|Author:||John McK. Camp II|
|Abstract:||Excavations were carried out in several areas, spanning Mycenaean to Byzantine times.|
Full exploration in Section ΒΘ East was prevented since the Byzantine walls could not yet be removed, but a trial trench was opened in front of the Poikile Stoa. Embedded in a 6th century A.D. fill, an inscribed statue base was found. In another trial trench, a cover slab, which overlay the north channel of the Eridanos river, was discovered. A camera put inside the channel made it clear that is was made up in part by reused blocks.
In Section ΒΘ West, the Middle Byzantine levels continued to be explored revealing more of the settlement found throughout the entire area north of Hadrian Street.
In Section ΒΓ, the investigation in the Panathenaic Way and around the perischoinisma continued. As it appears, the enclosure runs across the full width of the Panathenaic Way, but on an unrelated orientation.
In Section ΒΖ, early levels behind and under the Classical Commercial Building were investigated. Fragmentary but high quality pottery of the Archaic period were found in numerous areas. Mycenaean pottery and scattered human bones indicate at least one Mycenaean tomb in the vicinity.
|Date:||10 Jun-2 Aug 2013|
|References:||Report Pages (10)|