Early Burials from the Agora Cemeteries

Before the creation of the Agora as a civic center in the 7th century B.C., the region northwest of the Acropolis was a vast cemetery.

Author: Sara Anderson Immerwahr

Publisher: Amer School of Classical

ISBN: 0876616139

Category: History

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Before the creation of the Agora as a civic center in the 7th century B.C., the region northwest of the Acropolis was a vast cemetery. Over 150 ancient burial places have been found by excavators, and a few of the more remarkable are described here. These range from a wealthy Mycenaean chamber tomb, filled with the vases and jewelry of a rich noblewoman, to the poignant pithos burial of an infant from around 725 B.C., accompanied by eight tiny vases. As well as describing the assemblages found, the author discusses the symbolism of funeral rites and the information about social status and identity that burials reveal.
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The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Athens

It is likely that much of the Kolonos Agoraios was originally covered by
considerably more Late Bronze and Early Iron Age ... To what extent the
cemetery along the south bank of the Eridanos in the Classical Agora represents
one cemetery or ...

Author: Jenifer Neils

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108754149

Category: Social Science

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Named for a goddess, epicenter of the first democracy, birthplace of tragic and comic theatre, locus of the major philosophical schools, artistically in the vanguard for centuries, ancient Athens looms large in contemporary study of the ancient world. This Companion is a comprehensive introduction the city, its topography and monuments, inhabitants and cultural institutions, religious rituals and politics. Chapters link the religious, cultural, and political institutions of Athens to the physical locales in which they took place. Discussion of the urban plan, with its streets, gates, walls, and public and private buildings, provides readers with a thorough understanding of how the city operated and what people saw, heard, smelled, and tasted as they flowed through it. Drawing on the latest scholarship, as well as excavation discoveries at the Agora, sanctuaries, and cemeteries, the Companion explores how the city was planned, how it functioned, and how it was transformed from a democratic polis into a Roman city.
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The Early Iron Age

Although there is clearly no archaeological evidence for the continued veneration
of tombs throughout the Early Iron Age, ... of the Classical Agora, we are dealing
with clearly defined burial grounds, each belonging to a particular social group.

Author: John K. Papadopoulos

Publisher: American School of Classical Studies at Athens

ISBN: 9781621390077

Category: History

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This volume, the first of two dealing with the Early Iron Age deposits from the Athenian Agora, publishes the tombs from the end of the Bronze Age through the transition from the Middle Geometric to Late Geometric period. An introduction deals with the layout of the four cemeteries of the period, the topographical ramifications, periodization, and a synthesis of Athens in the Early Iron Age. Individual chapters offer a complete catalogue of the tombs and their contents, a full analysis of the burial customs and funerary rites, and analyses of the pottery and other small finds. Maria A. Liston presents the human skeletal material, Deborah Ruscillo presents the faunal remains, and Sara Strack contributes to the pottery typology and catalogue. In an appendix, Eirini Dimitriadou provides an overview of the locations of burial activity in the wider city.
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Burial and Ancient Society

Not everyone has recognised that the Agora cemetery is unique . Bourriot ...
There is no evidence for burial within the site , but early graves ( probably
seventh - century ) along with a mound 17 metres in diameter were found at the
foot of the ...

Author: Ian Morris

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521387388

Category: Social Science

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This study of the changing relationships between burial rituals and social structure in Early Iron Age Greece will be required reading for all archaeologists working with burial evidence, in whatever period. This book differs from many topical studies of state formation in that unique and particular developments are given as much weight as those factors which are common to all early states. The ancient literary evidence and the relevant historical and anthropological comparisons are extensively drawn on in an attempt to explain the transition to the city-state, a development which was to have decisive effects for the subsequent development of European society.
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Early Athens

Overall, these rich graves continue the Late Bronze Age mortuary activity in the
space, which passes to the Early Iron ... This is due mainly to the systematic
excavations conducted in the Agora, which has been an archaeological site open
to ...

Author: Eirini M. Dimitriadou

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9781938770883

Category: History

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This volume is one of the most important works on ancient Athens in the last fifty years. The focus is on the early city, from the end of the Bronze Age--ca. 1200 BCE--to the Archaic period, when Athens became the largest city of the Classical period, only to be destroyed by the Persians in 480/479 BCE. From a systematic study of all the excavation reports and surveys in central Athens, the author has synthesized a detailed diachronic overview of the city from the Submycenaean period through the Archaic. It is a treasure trove of information for archaeologists who work in this period. Of great value as well are the detailed maps included, which present features of ancient settlements and cemeteries, the repositories of the human physical record. Over eighty additional large-scale, interactive maps are available online to complement the book.
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Excavations of the Athenian Agora

Mabel Lang , Waterworks in the Athenian Agora ( 1968 ) 12. Dorothy B.
Thompson , An Ancient Shopping Center : The Athenian Agora ( revised 1993 )
13. Sara A. Immerwahr , Early Burials from the Agora Cemeteries ( 1973 ) 14.
Mabel Lang ...

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ISBN: WISC:89103355772

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Report of the Department of Antiquities Cyprus

IMMER WAHR , S. A. 1973. Early Burials from the Agora Cemeteries . Princeton ,
N. J. ( Excavations of the Athenian Agora , Picture Book No. 13 ) .
KARAGEORGHIS , V. 1983. Palaepaphos - Skales . An Iron Age Cemetery in
Cyprus . 2 vols .

Author: Cyprus. Tmēma Archaiotētōn

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105016694734

Category: Cyprus

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Hesperia

143 In the light of the more recent evidence for Cycladic Early Iron Age graves ,
and in view of our lack of knowledge of ... 146 A total of 39 pot burials from the
Agora , the Kerameikos , and the cemetery on the Acropolis South Slope near the
 ...

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ISBN: UVA:X006178272

Category: Archaeology

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Late Geometric Graves and a Seventh Century Well in the Agora

The second use of this grave cutting in the Agora cemetery was , on the other
hand , clearly no matter of chance ; it ... in the careful removal , and no doubt
replacement , of the stone slabs with which the earlier burial must have been
covered .

Author: Rodney Stuart Young

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ISBN: IND:32000009307614

Category: Agora (Athens, Greece)

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Eranos

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Early burials from the Agora cemeteries ( Princeton 1973 ) och nr 14 , Graffiti in
the Athenian agora ( Princeton 1974 ) . Utanför Athen har vi att rapportera
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ISBN: STANFORD:36105013503888

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Archaeology

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American Classical Review

Corinthian Pottery : Vases from the North Cemetery at Corinth ( plates ) ( ASA ) $
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The Changing Role of Women from the 8th Through the 6th Centuries B C in Attica from Archeological and Artistic Evidence

Pomegranate vases from Mycenaean contexts : Sara Anderson Immerwahr , "
Early Burials from the Agora Cemeteries " , Excavations of the Athenian Agora ,
Picture Book no . 13 , Inst . for Adv . Study , Princeton , NJ , 1973 , figs . 57–6 ;
later ...

Author: Elizabeth Chapin Burke

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ISBN: WISC:89015187016

Category: Greece

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The Classical Outlook

L. B. L. on a Early Burials from the Agora Cemeteries . Excavations of the
Athenian Agora Picture Book No. 13. Prepared by Sara Anderson Immerwahr .
Princeton , N. J .: The American School of Classical Studies at Athens , 1973. Pp .
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ISBN: IND:30000092444045

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Graffiti in the Athenian Agora

Excavations of the Athenian Agora Picture Book No. 14 Prepared by ... Miniature
Sculpture from the Athenian Agora ( 4th Printing , 1974 ) 4. The Athenian ... Early
Burials from the Agora Cemeteries ( 2nd Printing , 1975 ) 14. Graffiti in the ...

Author: American School of Classical Studies at Athens

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ISBN: PSU:000004472926

Category: Graffiti

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