Crisis, Divination and ‘Killing’ Pottery: Astragals and Punctured Vessels from a Classical-Period Well at Sicilian Naxos

Jari Pakkanen, Maria Costanza Lentini

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The apoikia at Naxos in north-eastern Sicily is the earliest Greek settlement on the island. This paper presents a preliminary publication of a Classical well excavated at Naxos in 2015–2016 and some of the discovered finds. Previously, only a single well had been excavated inside the city walls. Also, systematic sampling for organic remains was carried out as part of the project for the first time at Naxos. A deposit from the bottom of the well is discussed here more in detail, especially concentrating on a set of astragals and intentionally punctured pottery. A hypothesis for the deposition occasion is also presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConnecting the Ancient West and East. Studies Presented to Prof. Gocha R. Tsetskhladze
EditorsJ. Boardman, J. Hargrave, A. Avram, A. Podossinov
Place of PublicationLeuven
ISBN (Print)978-90-429-4413-8
Publication statusPublished - 12 Oct 2022

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