Agora Report: 2001 Excavations
Collection:   Agora
Type:   Report
Name:   2001 Excavations
Title:   Preliminary Report on the 2001 Excavation Season
Author:   John McK. Camp II
Abstract:   Excavations were carried out at the northwest of the Agora in sections ΒΖ and ΒΕ, and in the area of the Eleusinion in section ΕΛ.
In Section ΒΖ, the investigation of the settlement of the 11th century settlement continued. The lowest floor levels of the buildings were excavated down into layers of the 7th to 9th centuries, exposing the Byzantine walls to their full depth and the upper parts of the late Roman walls beneath. A well was partially excavated, a stone-lined cesspit was uncovered and a large plaster-lined pit was discovered. The last of a modern basement was successfully cleared out. Fragments of herms and terracotta figurines came to light in disturbed fills.
In section ΒΕ, the work in the Classical shop building continued. Another Hellenistic pyre was found beneath the floor of one of the rooms. Further work was done in both of the two Mycenaean chamber tombs, dated to the 14th century B.C. A third chamber tomb was partially uncovered. It seems to be from the 15th century B.C.
In section ΕΛ, the area just south of and uphill from the Eleusinion was excavated, along the east face of the late Roman fortification wall. Some pottery fragments from the time of the wall's construction were found, but for most part a thick layer filled with fragmentary pottery from the late 3rd and early second centuries B.C. was excavated. This material lay directly on bedrock leaving no sign of earlier activity in the area. A well with upper fill of the Hellenistic period was found, as was some irregularly placed post-holes.
Date:   11 Jun-3 Aug 2001
Section:   ΒΖ
Grid:   J/6,16-1/13,2/6
Elevation:   50.620-54.977m.
Masl:   50.620-54.977m.
Keyword:   Checked
References:   Report Pages (6)
Images (22)
Objects (18)
Deposits (7)