Agora Deposit: R 12:1
Collection:   Agora
Type:   Deposit
Name:   R 12:1
Title:   ΘΡΑ Well East of Stoa Room 2
Category:   Well
Description:   Thra (ΘΡΑ) Well (East of Stoa Room 2). Heavy dumped filling, including figured, black and plain wares, and also a quantity of animal bones, mostly skulls of oxen. On many of these the horns had been sawn off sharply near the base; the freshness of the sawn surface suggested that this had been done at the time of slaughtering rather than while the animal was still alive.
This deposit has much in common with the more spectacular Q 12:3; here the black-figure supports the association with the Persian sack.
Contents:   All sherds except ware fragments of household pitchers ie. amphora; semi-glazed kraters; handmade hydriai; casseroles etc saved.
Notes:   Estimated Grid
Note also unnumbered large tray of bones (p. 1251).
Bibliography:   Hesperia 83 (2014), p. 201, table 2.
    Hesperia Suppl. 46 (2011), p. 376.
    Hesperia 62 (1993), pp. 469-471.
    Hesperia 20 (1951), pp. 50-51 and cf. pl. 25a.
    Agora IV, p. 244.
    Agora VIII, p. 131.
    Agora XII, p. 398.
    Agora XXI, p. 100.
    Agora XXIII, p. 335.
    Agora XXVII, p. 232.
    Agora XXX, p. 366.
Chronology:   Ca. 520-480 B.C.
Date:   28 January-6 February 1950
Section:   ΣΑ
Grid:   R/10,11-12/9,10
Elevation:   -10.8m.
Masl:   -10.8m.
References:   Publications (11)
Publication Pages (28)
Objects (75)
Notebook: ΝΝ-46
Notebook Page: ΝΝ-46-18 (pp. 8425-8426)