Unformatted text preview: added at odd angles at different times, usually to accommodate new roads or construction. The hearth was quite important in Athenian homes because special events like new slaves, births, and weddings took place around the hearth. Vestibules were important in Athenian houses for privacy and perhaps seclusion – for women in particular. There were several cesspits in this particular city block. Sanitation workers of the city were employed to empty these pits away from the city. It is said that the best way to build a house is to have the entrances facing the south for important rooms. These inferences were made from sparse remains, generally just the bottom stone pediment....
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- Fall '08
- Anthropology, Adobe, Athenian homes, century Athenian households, bottom stone pediment, Chad Peltier