Agora Deposit: F 19:4
Collection:   Agora
Type:   Deposit
Name:   F 19:4
Title:   Well
Category:   Well
Description:   This filling is the largest deposit of its time found in the Agora. It may be compared with H 6:5 and with N 7:3.
Dug in soft bedrock to a depth of 11.40m; footholds cut on opposite sides of the shaft reached only to 5m. The lowest filling, from 10.75m to bottom, consisting of bedrock fallen from the sides of the well, contained little or no pottery. The main filling was apparently a single deposit, but the amount of pottery found varied appreciably at different depths, the heaviest concentration being a little over half way down, from 6.40m to 7m.
An ample supply of water, encountered (in may) at a depth of 5.30m, along with the relatively sound condition of the rock walls, suggested that the well could have been used.
Bibliography:   Hesperia 83 (2014), p. 200, table 2.
    Hesperia Suppl. 46 (2011), p. 375.
    Agora IV, pp. 238-239.
    Agora XII, p. 390.
    Agora XXI, p. 98.
    Agora XXIII, p. 331.
    Agora XXV, p. 164.
    Agora XXX, p. 362.
Chronology:   Ca. 490-450 B.C.
Date:   2-19 May 1939
Section:   ΓΓ
Grid:   ΓΓ:46/ΝΖ
Elevation:   -11.4m.
Masl:   -11.4m.
References:   Publications (8)
Publication Pages (33)
Image: 2007.11.1127
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