Agora Deposit: M 16-17:1
Title:   Pit Tomb, Adult Inhumation
Supervisor:   Eugene Vanderpool
Category:   Burial
Description:   Grave (E.L. Smithson: Grave II: SM).
Unlined trench, roughly the size of the deceased, cut into bedrock to a depth of just over 1.50m. Oriented north-south, the tomb pit measured 1.69m in length (length of the skeleton in situ, 1.65m), and had a width, as excavated, of 0.40-0.58m. the west side was slightly undercut, and a small part of the east side was cut buy the cellar wall of a modern house, but only the very edge of the tomb at an upper level was touched, whereas the contents of the grave were untouched. Ledges, maximum width 0.20m, ran along the full length of the sides. A roughly rectangular stone slab rested on the ledges above the head of the deceased, while fragments of a pithos (or pithoi), also resting on the ledges, covered the deceased down to the thighs. Fragments preserving about a quarter of the coarse basin were placed on top of the slab.
Within the tomb pit, the body of a middle-aged 45-49 years at death was placed in an extended position, on her back, head to the south. The body of the deceased was roughly the size of the tomb pit, and the head, turned toward the west, facing west-northwest, lay right up against the cutting of the tomb pit. The left arm of the deceased was at her side, the right arm was slightly bent, with the hand over the pelvis
Notes:   Notebook says 67/Θ-Ι and then 67/I, cards say 67/I. Deposit list and JP say: 67/Θ-Ι. (SD)
Bibliography:   Hesperia XIV, 1945, p. 301, no. 54 (AA 9).
    Agora XXXVI, Tomb 1, pp. 45-49, figs. 2.5-2.7, 3.10, pl. 1.
    Hesperia VII, 1938, pp. 324-325.
Chronology:   Late Mycenaean/Submycenaean-Earliest Protogeometric
Date:   26-27 May 1937
Section:   Φ
Grid:   67/Θ-Ι
References:   Publication: Agora XXXVI
Report Page: 1937 Φ, s. 2
Images (11)
Object: P 10582
Object: P 10583
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Lot: Φ 1
Notebook: Φ-4
Notebook: Φ-5
Notebook: Φ-9
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