DIERENBOTTEN UIT ARGOS OP HET VOORMALIGE BAI IN GRONINGEN
Twenty animal bones from 'a sacrificial pit in the temple of Athena' at Larissa in Argos, Greece, were kept for almost 70 years at the former Biologisch-Archaeologisch Instituut. The bones were presumably found together with Late Geometric pottery (c. 750-700 BC). The bones, identified as sheep/goat, cattle, (domestic) goose and chicken, are the remains of sacrifices at an 8th-century BC, open-air Athena sanctuary. The birds may relate to the avian figures on the Late Geometric pottery at the site.