Corinth Basket: Nezi Field Context 6438
Collection:   Corinth
Type:   Basket
Name:   Nezi Field Context 6438
Area:   Nezi Field
Context Type:   Fill
Title:   Well, twentieth fill from top
Category:   Deposit
Supervisor:   Marty Wells; Katie Rask
Notebook:   1103
Context:   6438
Page:   0
Date:   2009/05/25
Lot:   Lot 2009-088
Stratum:   10% bone, pottery, subrounded spherical cobbles, charcoal bits (2-7cm)
Description:   Top slope of the context is level. Soil color is light greenish grey. Soil is mixed- see description.
Notes:   6438 was opned at the beginng of the 3rd session.There was no change in soil composition or color from 6430. We changed contexts following our standard 30 cm spot methodology.
Wells excavated the majority of this context. The soil was soft, excavated with a triangle & trowel. The soil was not uniform throughout the context. There seemed to be patches or lenses of clayey or marly soil interspersed with ashy material. Some areas of the deposit were softer than others, especially near the sides where roots were present. IN other parts, the soil was more homogenous. Along the sides where there were no roots, the soil had turned a kind of clay crust - 1-2 cm thick, perhaps formed by moisture leaching out of the bedrock. Bones were scattered throughout the context, both horizontally and vertically. There were also some areas with a higher concentration of bones. One area in particular was quite marly, and I could remove the dirt with a paint brush. Pottery was also scattered horizontally and vertically.
6438 was closed after 12 cm of excavation. Short spit.
This was the first well deposit to be excavated with a flash light/lantern.
Egg shell wt 2.1
Fish scale wt .00 qty 2
Context Pottery:   Coarseware. 1 handle. 37 bodysherds. (saved to lot)
    glaze painted IV, slipped (1220-1260), fineware. 3 rims. 3 bodysherds. (saved to lot)
    triangular rim stew pot (1100-1270), cooking ware. 1 rim. (saved to lot)
    Coarseware. 1 handle. (saved to lot)
    slipped painted IV, fineware. 4 rims. 3 bodysherds. 3 bases. (saved to lot)
    late sgraffito, slipped style VII (1250-1300), fineware. 1 rim. 2 bodysherds. (saved to lot)
    Coarseware. 17 rims. 1 bodysherd. 1 base. (saved to lot)
    painted sgraffito, fineware. 1 rim. (saved to lot)
    Coarseware. 1 base. (saved to lot)
    painted sgraffito, fineware. 1 rim. 2 bodysherds. 1 base. (saved to lot)
    early frankish, fineware. 6 bodysherds. (saved to lot)
Pottery Summary:   67 frag(s) 1.48 kg. (100% saved) fineware
    233 frag(s) 2.90 kg. (100% saved) coarseware
    56 frag(s) 0.50 kg. (100% saved) cooking ware
Context Artifacts:   shell patella 7 cassis 5 lima 7 noa 1murex 17 sea urchin 2 unid 37
    charcoal 17
    iron nail 4, nail shaft 7, lump 1 (saved to lot)
    glass, clear, rounded lip 1, BS 2, BS with raised thread 1; purple BS 1 (saved to lot)
    chert brown flakes 6
Context Bones:   carpal/tarsal of Mammalia, lg (Mammal - Large) - 1 example(s).
    cranial of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 9 example(s).
    cranial of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 example(s).
    cranial of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 8 example(s).
    cranial of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 17 example(s).
    cranial of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 12 example(s).
    cranial of Oryctolagus cuniculus (Rabbit - Domestic) - 1 example(s).
    cranial,maxilla with teeth of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 example(s).
    cranial,maxilla with teeth of Felis catus (Cat - Feral House) - 1 example(s).
    humerus of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 fragment(s).
    humerus of Felis catus (Cat - Feral House) - 1 example(s).
    humerus of Mammalia, v sm (Mammal - Very small) - 1 example(s).
    indeterminate of Aves (Bird - Unid) - 34 example(s).
    indeterminate of Aves, md (Bird - Medium) - 21 example(s).
    indeterminate of Mammalia (Mammal - Unid) - 64 example(s).
    indeterminate of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 93 example(s).
    indeterminate of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 27 example(s).
    indeterminate of Teleostei (Fish - Bony) - 45 example(s).
    indeterminate of Teleostei (Fish - Bony) - 22 example(s).
    limb bone, undiff. of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 7 fragment(s).
    limb bone, undiff. of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 20 fragment(s).
    mandible of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 2 example(s).
    mandible of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 5 example(s).
    mandible w/teeth of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 3 example(s).
    mandible w/teeth of Felis catus (Cat - Feral House) - 1 example(s).
    Not in Table - 1 example(s).
    phalanx of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 complete example(s).
    phalanx of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 1 fragment(s).
    radius of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 fragment(s).
    rib of Aves, md (Bird - Medium) - 5 example(s).
    rib of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 13 example(s).
    rib of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 16 example(s).
    rib of Mammalia, lg (Mammal - Large) - 1 example(s).
    scale of Teleostei (Fish - Bony) - 30 example(s).
    tarsal, astragalus of B. taurus (Cattle) - 1 example(s).
    tarsal, calcaneus of B. taurus (Cattle) - 1 example(s).
    tibia of B. taurus (Cattle) - 1 example(s).
    tibia of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 example(s).
    tooth of B. taurus (Cattle) - 1 example(s).
    tooth of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 8 example(s).
    tooth of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 26 example(s).
    tooth of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 13 example(s).
    tooth of Oryctolagus cuniculus (Rabbit - Domestic) - 1 example(s).
    tooth of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 4 example(s).
    ulna of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 fragment(s).
    vertebrae of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 4 example(s).
    vertebrae of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 2 example(s).
    vertebrae of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 1 example(s).
Period:   Frankish (1210-1458 AD)
Chronology:   1270-80
Grid:   277.00-276.00E/1030.30-1031.30N
XMin:   276
XMax:   277
YMin:   1030.3
YMax:   1031.3
Site:   Corinth
City:   Ancient Corinth
Country:   Greece
Masl:   76.76-76.88m.
References:   Report: Nezi Field excavations 2009, by Martin Wells, Katie Rask (June 17 - June 18)
Lot: Lot 2009 088