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H 4:2: Well

Well under Roman Propylon ... Ca. 350 B.C.

H 4:3: Well

Well in Room 1 of south aisle of Stoa. Pottery dated in the 5th century with a few 6th c. sherds ... 5th c. B.C.

H 4:4: Well

Well in north aisle of Stoa. Almost empty, either not used very long or well cleaned out. It contained plaster, roof tiles, pebble mosaic. The little pottery may be Helenistic. No finds recorded ... 26-29 July 1972


H 4:5: Pit

Pit in shop I of Roman Stoa, 2.50m. behind the Royal Stoa. Most of the pottery dates to the third quarter of the 5th c. B.C. Many of the vessels were marked with a ligature, indicating that this was the ... 3rd quarter 5th c. B.C.


H 5-6: Fillings

Investigations within the Stoa of Zeus, the north part, various levels. Notebook references: Stoa Trench E Layers IV and V, Stoa Pits A, B and C, and Layers I and II of area between back wall and retaining ... 5th c. B.C.


H 5-6.1: a) (Pre-)Persian

Deposits containing much ash and charcoal, probably to be associated with the Persian sack. Layers IV-VI of trial pit between Stoa piers IV and V ... 1st quarter 5th c. B.C.


H 5-6.2: b) Post-Persian Pre-Stoa

Filling accumulated between the time of the Persian sack and the building of the Stoa. Cf. Hesperia 6 (1937), pp. 14-18 and H 6:5.


H 5-6.3: c) Stoa and Stoa Annex Filling

Fillings immediately antedating the building of the Stoa. Cf. Hesperia 6 (1937), p. 20 and the debris of a pottery works behind the Stoa (H 7:1).


H 6:1: 'Pottery Deposit'

A dumped filling including red figured fragments of the second quarter of the 4th c. B.C. Coins: 25 June 1931 #12 (in strosis above pottery deposit) ... Ca. 375-350 B.C.


H 6:4: Bronze Head Well

A well behind the Stoa of Zeus. Noted as the finding place of the bronze head of Nike, B 30 ... 260-210 B.C.


H 6:5: Well by Stoa Pier 3

A very homogeneous dumped filling and no period of use. Apparently a failure as a well. Cf. BI 157 "from behind the curbing of the well by Stoa pier 3." ... Ca. 470-460 B.C.

H 6:6: Well to East of Cave

Cut down through the west back foundation of the Royal Stoa immediately to the east of the 'Cave' ... Byzantine


H 6:7: Cistern

"From the phot. and description, p. 555, this appears to be a built pithos, rather than a cistern." [deposit nb] ... 28 July-3 August 1931


H 6:9: Cave Cistern

Two chambers connected by a tunnel, each with two fills. Lower fill in south chamber contemporary with upper fill in north chamber, at the end of the 4th c. B.C. Objects T 122, T 145, L 453 and L 454 ... Ca. 375-160 B.C.

H 6:9.1: Upper Filling South Chamber

Includes container 202 "quarry waste" ... Ca. 225-160 B.C.


H 6:9.2: Lower Fillings Both Chambers

Including the passage between the south and north chambers ... Ca. 325-270 B.C.


H 7:1: Trial Pit behind Stoa Retaining Wall

Filling behind retaining wall of Stoa of Zeus. The remains of unfired clay adhering to the interior of various pieces make it probable that the material in this filling is a mass of debris from the floor ... Ca. 435-425 B.C.

H 7:2: Late Well to West of Temple of Apollo

The filling from top to bottom uniform, yielding small bits of ancient worked marbles and pottery of the fifth and fourth centuries B.C. mixed with undecorated coarse ware, probably of Byzantine times ... 5th c. A.D.-Byz.


H 7:3: Construction filling

Undisturbed filling inside foundations of small Rectangular Building = Temple of Zeus and Athena ... Ca. 375-350 B.C.


H 7:4: Construction filling

Filling inside N room of Temple of Apollo, including directly under the foundations of the N room ... Ca. 350 B.C. and earlier

H 7:5: Late Roman Lamp Deposit

Deposit beneath re-used poros blocks. Coins: 17 July 1931 #1-#3, #13-#14 ... 15-17 July 1931


H 8-10: Fillings

Investigations in the Hellenistic Metroon, various levels. Stoa Pits A, B, C, D, E, F, H and I (various layers). Locations include: SW corner of Primitive Bouleuterion; from contemporary filling alongside ... 8th-6th c. B.C.


H 8:1: Casting Pit between Temple of Apollo ...

Pit (f) in bedrock used for casting archaic bronze statue for the first Temple of Apollo Patroos (Hesperia 6 (1937), pp. 82-84) ... 6th c. B.C.


H 8:2: Drain Pit

Pit and drain at SE corner of Apollo Temple. Antedates building of Apollo Temple which was assigned to a date 'late in the third quarter' ... 3rd quarter 4th c. B.C.


H 8:3: Pit between Temple of Apollo and Metroon

Pit (e) in bedrock between Temple of Apollo and Metroon. Not A. Walker coin deposit ... 10 March 1936


H 9:1: Late Well in Stoa Pit E

In front of room III from the South. Coins: 28 June 1933 #1 1 July 1933 #1 8 July 1933 #1 (dump) 12 July 1933 #1 (dump)-#2 (dump) 3 May 1934 #1 12 May 1934 #1 ... Byzantine


H 10-11:1: Grading fill of Old Bouleuterion

Lower fill: See Deposit G-I 11-12, where the finds are again listed. Dug as Tholos Trench A, Layer VI, no finds. Dug as Tholos Trench C, Layer IV+Va, A 756, A 757, P 10507. Dug as Tholos Trench N, Layer ... 6th c. B.C.


H 10:1: Square well

Also called Turkish well. Coins: 19 April 1933 #1-#4 ... 19 April-4 May 1933


H 10:2: Pit in NE Corner of Metroon Pit Η

A pit, perhaps a well, extending beneath the foundations of [Building D, the Primitive Bouleuterion] the Hellenistic Metroon. Not completely dug due to its position. A dumped filling so far as dug, apparently ... Ca. 575-525 B.C.

H 10:3: Filling on Original Floor of Building D

Filling on original floor of Primitive Bouleuterion = Building D. Metroon pit η ... Third quarter 6th c. B.C.


H 10:6: Well in Metroon Porch to East of Room II

Found while excavating Stoa Pit E in 1933. See also I 849 (Ε 329) found in the North Well in Stoa Pit E (Deposit H 9:1). Fragment Ε 496 of this inscription, listed with the finds of H 10:6, is likely from ... 8-10 May 1933 17 May 1935 18-26 May 1937


H 10:6.1: Upper level

See also A 754 (Ε 501) ... Roman

H 10:6.2: Lower level

No finds recorded ... Geometric


H 10:7: Old Bouleuterion Construction Fill

Dug as Metroon Porch Pit A and Pit C (layers II and III). ... 7th-6th c. B.C.


H 11:1: Well

A well with POU 7th-8th c. A.D. and 10th c. dump. Subdivisions: .1=Upper fill .2=Lower fill ... 19 May-7 June 1933


H 11:1.1: Upper fill, dump

Coins: 19 May 1933 #14 20 May 1933 #3 22 May 1933 #1-#2 23 May 1933 #2 24 May 1933 #1 30 May 1933 #1 2 June 1933 #1 ... 10th c. A.D.

H 11:2: Well in Tholos Trench Q

A well in room A of the Archaic House. Animal bones ... Sub-Mycenaean(?)


H 11:3: Pillaging fill of Building F

Dug as Tholos Trench V, Room E, burnt filling of plundered wall trench of S wall of court. See also lot Ζ 484 ... Late 6th c. B.C.


H 12:1: Fill of Early West Branch of Great Drain=Middle ...

Filling of Middle Drain (Tr. H+F in Section Ζ). Sand and gravel filling of the old course of the west branch of the Great Drain, a large (ca. 1.00m. deep and 1.30m. wide) underground channel in the area ... 150-100 B.C.

H 12:3: Pit

Lined with small stones. Coins: 11 April 1933 #13 12 April 1933 #1-#6 ... Turkish

H 12:4: Pit

Gravelly pocket beside drain. (Actually in 38/ΙΕ, nbp. 766). Coins: 11 May 1933 #1-#76 12 May 1933 #8-#16 ... 3rd c. A.D.


H 12:6: Rubbish Dump

Rubbish Dump in mouth of abandoned well in Tholos Trench F, Kitchen. Filled with ash, charcoal, broken pottery, roof tiles. Also from Trench L ... Ca. 425-400 B.C.

[Deposit]  H 12:7*

(part of H 12:9)

H 12:8: Strosis

A strosis into which were set the foundations of house of 7th c. B.C. to SE of Tholos (=Building A and Trench W, layers h + i) ... 8th-7th c. B.C.


H 12:9: Early north-south road to southeast of Tholos

Various layers and dates, primarily from Tholos Tr. L (area of early road drain), Q (area of road) and V (area of road). Also Room G of Trench V listed with G-H 11-12 probably has road layers (no finds, ... 8th c.-ca. 480 B.C.


H 12:10: Pit below early road-drain, Tholos Trench L

Beneath layer 11. "Despite its extreme irregularity this pit may be an early well, for it would seem definitely to be an artificial cutting and sherds were found in its lowest part," (Nbp. 2095). Contemporary ... SubMycenaean


H 12:11: Well

A well about 2.00m. SE of the Tholos precinct wall. Subdivisions: .1=Upper fill .2=Lower fill ... Ca. 410-390 B.C.


H 12:11.1: Upper fill

Coins: Cf. 17 May 1933 #1-#10 18 May 1933 #1-#2 20 May 1933 #1 23 May 1933 #1 ... Ca. 390-375 B.C.

H 12:12: A. Walker coin deposit

Horos terrace trench Layer III, under line of tiles. Coins: 19 March 1953 #16-#17 ... 2nd c. A.D.


H 12:14: Ostrakon Pit

Ostrakon Pit (Horos Terrace Trench). Oval pit cut into bedrock. Packed filling of stones, coarse sherds and roof tiles; among these a few fragments of finer vases and 22 ostraka, probably from the ostracaphoria ... Ca. 490-480 B.C. and later


H 12:15: Well

Well A, early 5th c. B.C. Period of Use and Upper dumped fills dated to ca. 520-480 B.C. in Agora XXX. A 2296, A 2345, T 3270 and T 3271 from the dump and without subdivisions. Subdivisions: (from the ... Ca. 520-480 B.C.

[Deposit]  H 12:16*

Now Deposit H 12:9.


H 12:17: "Furnace" in House

From kiln in house of 7th c. B.C. (=Building A), to southeast of Tholos. Tholos Trench U, furnace ... Mid 7th c. B.C.


H 12:18: Archaic House

Archaic house with Distyle Porch (= Building J) in southeast of section: packing beneath floors (Layers a and b of Tholos Trench S.Layer b=Beneath original floor dated to ca. 500 B.C. Layer a=Between original ... 6th-early 5th c. B.C.

H 12:19: Pocket in floor of Middle Drain

See also H 12:1. Coins: 22 February 1938 #2-#37 ... 3rd-2nd c. B.C.


H 12:20: "Simon's House": Horos Terrace Trench, ...

DBT note in Deposit Notebook: "Not a group in any strict sense, as numerous floors subject to confusion." Simon's House = House B; more than layer 7a. The page numbers and finds listed are an effort to ... 11 April 1954


H 12:21: Pit

Pit in Tholos Trench V (below Layer e) ... 7th-early 6th c. B.C.


H 13:1: Well

Located in road west of Middle Stoa. Coins: 26 April 1948 #36-#37 ... 200-165 B.C.


H 13:2: Pyre

Pyre = Pit in floor (identified as pyre by SIR). "Saucer Grave" at 12/ΚΑ ... First half 4th c. B.C.


H 13:3: Filling over steps of Middle Stoa and ...

Nbp. 1740: From the gravel fill at the level of the lowest step, late Hellenistic pottery, higher up (middle to top steps) early Roman. Coins: 23 March 1948 #1-#4 24 April 1948 #1-#33 26 April 1948 #1-#26 ... Late Hellenistic-Early Roman


H 13:4: Well

Formerly G 13:5. Cleared to a depth of 8.50m. where further collapse made work impossible. Use filling not reached. Lower dumped fill dated to ca. 425-400 B.C., with objects P 24209, P 24210, 24211. Upper ... Ca. 425-375 B.C.


H 13:5: Bedrock cutting under Road 6 by Stoa Pier 1

This cutting was filled in at the time Road 6 was laid. Homogeneous dumped fill ... Ca. 480 B.C.


H 13:6: Well

Laura Gawlinski ... 21/07/2008 - 23/06/2009


H 14:1: Pyre

Pocket, identified as pyre by SIR ... First quarter 4th c. B.C.

H 14:2: Drain

Silt fill of early road drain to North of SW Fountain House. Coins: 10 August 1961 #5 ... 325-275 B.C.


H 14:3: Strosis

Gravel above cobbled street surface ... Second half 2nd c. B.C.


H 15:1: Well

Well N ... Middle Geometric

H 15:2: Well

Well (Hole) at 19/Ι(ΙΑ). Collapsed well creating a hole above; mixed fill in hole, early Byz in well proper. Coins: 26 April 1934 #12 28 April 1934 #38 1 May 1934 #3 ... Early Byz.


H 16-17:1: Well

Well J: EG, ELS. Early Geometric with later (Roman) intrusions. Cf. P 1063 from mixed context at mouth. Also noted as grid 53/ΙΔ ... Early Geometric


H 16:1: Well

Dug to 6.60m. and abandoned because of danger. Perhaps this context: P 528, P 1223 (JWH). Coins: 22 April 1932 #1 ... Second half 1st c. B.C.-early 1st c. A.D.

H 16:2: Cistern Chamber

Cistern chamber at 52/Θ (53/Θ). Part of the H-I 16-17 system. Cf. S.E. Tunnel (container 147) and west and north passages (container 156). Coins: 12 May 1932 #1-#12 13 May 1932 #1-#6 14 May 1932 #1-#2 ... Hellenistic-Late Roman


H 16:3: Cistern System

An extensive cistern system, south chamber with blind tunnel extending further south (south tunnel); north chamber; drawshaft further north, extends to north tunnel. With exception of north tunnel (which ... Ca. 320-240 B.C.


H 16:4: Pithos

Part of Hell. Group D. Coins: 12 April 1932 #6-11 13 April 1932 #1-#2 ... 160-130 B.C.


H 16:5: Pit

The grid area is covered by 'modern bothros' nbp. 375 ... 18 May 1932


H 16:6: Urn cremation/The rich Athenian lady

Urn cremation (trench-and-hole), adult female with fetus/neonate ... Early Geometric II, 850 B.C.


H 16:7: Manhole at Collapsed Poros Gutter

Includes area labeled "Deposit around collapsed section of poros gutter, road cut south of annex of SWFH." Coins: 28 June 1967 #2 13 July 1967 #1-#6 14 July 1967 #1 15 July 1967 #1 ... 325-275 B.C.


H 17:1: Child's urn burial

Grave 4 in notebook: urn burial. Lower part of a storage jar (P 15407) containing the bones of a small child along with a black glazed kantharos (P 15409) and a banded pelike (P 15408) ... 325-300 B.C.


H 17:2: Pit tomb, child inhumation

Child's Grave (E.L. Smithson: Grave XXVIII: G). Cf. Container Lot ΣΤ 165 (fill over geometric grave). JP says Grave XXVII? PD 379 ... Early Geometric I


H 17:3: Pit I

Pit I at 45/ΙΘ (= Well) (noted also 4th c. pocket in side of this pit). This is part of the Terracotta Deposit (H 17:4) and the objects listed here are also listed in H 17:4. Containers/lots for this ... Geometric-Protoattic


H 17:4: Terracotta Deposit

An area about 10m2. on the lower northwest slopes of the Areopagus, southeast of the archaic fountain house. A dumped fill to the end of the 3rd quarter of the 7th c. B.C., containing many votives, overlying ... 7th c. - 625 B.C.

H 17:5: Filling

Area in front of E-W retaining wall, just above cobble pavement, disturbed by coins and pottery as late as the 3rd c. B.C. Coins: 25 May 1932 #6-#7 26 May 1932 #1-#3 SS 367 listed on deposit list but ... 375-275 B.C.


H 17:6: Pocket in bedrock

Pocket in bedrock, 50/Λ (= Trench, 50-54/Λ). Coins: 22 April 1932 #1 ... 330-300 B.C.

H 17:7: Pocket

Small pocket between the tumbled wall of large conglomerate blocks and Drain 2 ... 4th c. B.C.


H 17:8: Cremation Burial

Geometric grave. Bones discarded ... Middle Geometric II


H 18:1: Well

ST 336, P 25318 from the dump (container Lot ΓΓ 633). Subdivisions: .1=Upper dumped fill .2=Lower dumped fill .3=Lower fill ... Ca. 350-290 B.C.

H 18:1.1: Upper dumped fill

2nd half 4th c. B.C.

H 18:1.2: Lower dumped fill

1st quarter 4th c. B.C.