ASCE - Tomb 2


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Thursday, June 1, 2006 to Thursday, August 31, 2006

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Tomb 2 was discovered completely robbed, although material recovered from the nearby looters’ dump (including skeletal remains) suggested a date of LH IIIA2 – IIIB1, ca. 1300-1200 BCE. Traces of the original dromos fill were preserved which provided stratigraphic information. The looting of this chamber tomb produced extended excavations along the cut of the dromos through the entrance and into the main chamber. While the team was unable to suggest how much cultural material was removed, they did discover that at some point the roofing was supported by cement bags placed against the wall. Three mounds of soil near the area are possible looters’ dumps. Two are adjacent on either side of the cut of the entrance while the smallest is found further afield and may be related to an exploratory hole.