Agora Deposit: L 3:1
Collection:   Agora
Type:   Deposit
Name:   L 3:1
Title:   Goat Horn Pit
Supervisor:   Michael Laughy
Category:   Pit
Description:   Debris pit, located in Room 2 of ΒΘ East. Pit measures ca. 2.30 by 1.70m., and nearly a meter deep. The pottery from the pit dates ca. 10th-12th c. A.D. The fill of the pit consisted of soft, black charcoal and earth, within which we recovered ca. 800 goat horns, representing over 400 unique adult goats. The tip of every well preserved horn has been cut to facilitate husbandry. The horn deposit may represent the refuse from a tanning facility. At the bottom of the pit, we discovered four nearly whole vessels: a water pitcher, cooking pot, coarse ware pot, and suspended lamp.
Coins: ΒΘ-130
Finds: ΒΘ 77-81
Pottery lots: T 199, T 200
Notebook: ΒΘ IX
Baskets: 40, 50; pp. 1729, 1751
X-Section: p. 1650
Grid: L/2,4-3/14,16
Elevation: 54.086-53.100m.
Contents:   Lot T 199:
coarse body sherds, handles, rims; base; amphora handle; combed ware; ridged ware; cooking ware; monochrome glaze; polychrome sgraffito (late Byz); monochrome sgraffito (12th - 13th c and 13th - 14th); monochrome with tripod still on sherd (13th c onwards); slip painted ware; green and brown glaze (Late Byzantine); slip painted (Early Modern)
(mostly 12th-14th c. A.D., but one suspicious piece Early Modern sherd, and one Turkish pipe)
sherds: 486
"classical black glaze": 17
Lot T 200:
coarse rims, handles; lamp fragments; Turkish pipe fragments; combed ware; ridged ware; cooking ware; Turkish imitation marbled ware; porcelain; monochrome glaze; inscribed sgraffito; slip painted.
sherds: 394
"classical black glaze": 8
Bibliography:   Hesperia 84 (2015), pp. 497-499, figs. 26, 27.
Chronology:   10th-12th c. A.D.
Date:   16-23 July 2010
2-5 August 2010
Section:   ΒΘ
Grid:   L/2,4-3/14,16
Elevation:   54.086-53.1m.
Masl:   53.100-54.086m.
References:   Publication: Hesperia 84 (2015)
Objects (5)