Agrileza Excavation 1995-1997
The aim of the Agrileza excavation was to reveal a more accurate internal plan of Compound B before back-filling trenches and recovering the washery excavated in 1995. The room next to the washery was sectioned and found to have massive stone walls (revealed to foundation depth at the SW corner), and a plain earth floor set above rock and foundation level. The Northern range and this room was found to be terraced. A ore-preparation or ‘grindery’ room was discovered in the SW corner. The potsherds found were washed, marked and sorted for further study. The finds consisted of 'Laconian-type' tile fragments, scrappy pottery of 4th century BC character but including, remarkably, a ram's head rhyton; and a British penny of Edward VII, dated 1905.
Active from Sep 1995 to Oct 1997.
Agrileza Excavation 1995-1997 (Project)Agrileza Excavation 1995-1997: Season 1995 (Excavation)
Agrileza Excavation 1995-1997: Season 1997 (Excavation)