Agora Deposit: K 1:5
Collection:   Agora
Type:   Deposit
Name:   K 1:5
Title:   Well
Supervisor:   Tom Milbank
Category:   Well
Description:   An unlined and relatively narrow (ca. 0.82m. in diameter) well cut through hard-pack and bedrock. Although three periods of use can be discerned in the stratigraphy of the well below a depth of ca. 5.47m., the pottery from the three strata appears to be uniformly of the second half of the 9th c. B.C.. Friable bedrock exposed near the middle of the shaft probably caved in periodically during the well's use, thereby producing layers of gravel between the deposits of broken water jars. The closing fill appears to date to the opening years of the 8th c. B.C. and includes the bones of an infant and an adolescent.
Notes:   AA 345 (includes both human and animal bones).
Bibliography:   Hesperia 83 (2014), p. 218, 200, table 2.
Chronology:   Middle Geometric I
Date:   17-30 July 1996
11 June 1997
23 June-22 July 1997
Section:   ΒΕ
Grid:   K/7-1/15,16
Elevation:   52.94-45.77m.
Masl:   45.77-52.94m.
References:   Publication: Hesperia 83 (2014)
Report: 2021 Excavations
Report: 1999 Excavations
Report Page: 1999 Excavations, s. 3
Report Page: 2021 Excavations, s. 1
Image: 2010.16.0042 (97-36-19)
Image: 2018.10.0009
Objects (6)