Excavations in the Athenian Agora: 1998-2001

by John McKesson Camp II

Hesperia, Volume 72, Issue 3
Page(s): 241-280
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3182022
Year: 2003


This article summarizes the results of four seasons of excavation (1998-2001) in the Athenian Agora. Work concentrated on the Byzantine settlement (roads, houses, and large pithoi) built over the area of the Stoa Poikile in the 10th and 11th centuries. Further work was done in the Classical Commercial Building (ca. 400 B.C.), and a mid-5th-century B.C. well was cleared. Two Mycenaean (LH II-IIIA) chamber tombs, the first discovered in the Agora in over a generation, represent the earliest material yet found in the Agora excavations north of the Eridanos River. The report concludes with the texts of two Hellenistic inscriptions.