Agora Report: 2000 Excavations
Collection:   Agora
Type:   Report
Name:   2000 Excavations
Title:   Preliminary Report on the 2000 Excavation Season
Author:   John McK. Camp II
Abstract:   Excavations were carried out in three sections, two to the northwest, (ΒΖ and ΒΕ) and one to the southeast of the Agora square (ΕΛ).
In Section ΒΖ the investigation of the remains of the 11th century settlement continued. The plans and stratigraphy of the houses were clarified. Several pithoi were more fully exposed and one tile-lined well was uncovered and partially excavated. A large amount of late Roman coins were recovered. The evidence of the excavations give a picture of an neighborhood with close-packed houses with no open space between and with considerable subterranean storage.
In Section ΒΕ the explorations of early levels in and around the Classical shop building continued. Further cleaning of the two Mycenaean tombs were carried out. The last of the fill containing ostraka was cleared adding another dozen or so to the total number of ostraka found, and the excavation of the 5th century B.C. well was completed.
In Section ΕΛ, in the area of Eleusinion, bedrock was cleared in several trenches to determine where it would be safe to found wooden walkways. The bedrock lies high in this area and the fills were shallow.
Date:   6 Jun-28 Jul 2000
Section:   ΒΖ
Keyword:   Checked
References:   Report Pages (7)
Images (13)
Objects (11)
Deposits (5)