Corinth Basket: Nezi Field Context 6455
Collection:   Corinth
Type:   Basket
Name:   Nezi Field Context 6455
Area:   Nezi Field
Context Type:   Fill
Title:   well, twenty-second fill from top
Category:   Deposit
Supervisor:   Marty Wells; Katie Rask
Notebook:   1103
Context:   6455
Page:   0
Date:   2009/05/26
Lot:   Lot 2009-088
Stratum:   10% sub rounded spherical cobbles, pebbles, bone, pottery, shell, tile
Description:   Top slope of the context is level. Soil color is light greyish brown. Soil is Compact poorly sorted clayey silt.
Notes:   This context was opened after 6447 was excavated approximately 60 cm (35 cm after adjustment--elevation error). At this level, there is a distinct soil change from the grey ashy-clayey-marley soil (not sure on the exact composition of this soil-some sent for testing) to brown clayey soil. Just from observation of the dirt as it comes up from the well, there appear to be less inclusions; no visible bits of charcoal or the red/green material of 6447, no grey clay chunks. The soil of 6455 does stil have clay in it, but it is of a different nature than that in 6447. \it does not seem to be coming out in large chunks like before, but only small balls and chunks that are easily broken up with fingers.
Later, looking at the dirt in the dry sieve, the red/green/yellow bits inside the grey clay chunks are still present, but in much fewer numbers and smaller chunks.
6455 was closed after 35 cm of excavation. Change was an artifical boundary. Towards the end of this context, several boulders less than or equal to 30 cm appeared
Context Pottery:   glaze painted IV, slipped (1220-1260), fineware. 6 rims. 2 bodysherds. (saved to lot)
    triangular rim stew pot, cooking ware. 1 rim. 2 bodysherds. (saved to lot)
    painted sgraffito, fineware. 2 rims. 3 bodysherds. (saved to lot)
    Coarseware. 16 rims. 10 bases. (saved to lot)
    Coarseware. 4 rims. 9 handles. 39 bodysherds. (saved to lot)
    light on dark IV, slip painted (1225-1260), fineware. 3 rims. 1 bodysherd. (saved to lot)
    collar rim stew pot, cooking ware. 1 rim. 1 handle. (saved to lot)
Pottery Summary:   80 frag(s) 1.40 kg. (100% saved) fineware
    518 frag(s) 7.11 kg. (100% saved) coarseware
    88 frag(s) 0.88 kg. (100% saved) cooking ware
Context Artifacts:   shell, patella 28 (saved to lot)
    marble revetment white 1 (saved to lot)
    iron spike shaft 1 (saved to lot)
    shell unid 3 (saved to lot)
    shell cockle 30 (saved to lot)
    iron knife blade 1; nail 1 (saved to lot)
Context Bones:   6 of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 1 example(s).
    antler of Cervidae (Deer Family - Unid) - 1 example(s).
    cranial of B. taurus (Cattle) - 1 example(s).
    cranial of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 70 example(s).
    cranial of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 2 example(s).
    cranial of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 15 example(s).
    cranial of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 8 example(s).
    cranial,maxilla with teeth of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 3 example(s).
    cranial,maxilla with teeth of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 4 example(s).
    femur of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 fragment(s).
    femur of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 4 fragment(s).
    humerus of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 fragment(s).
    hyoid of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 example(s).
    indeterminate of Aves, md (Bird - Medium) - 6 example(s).
    indeterminate of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 12 example(s).
    indeterminate of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 120 example(s).
    innominate of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 4 example(s).
    innominate of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 3 example(s).
    mandible of B. taurus (Cattle) - 2 example(s).
    mandible of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 3 example(s).
    mandible w/teeth of B. taurus (Cattle) - 1 example(s).
    mandible w/teeth of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 5 example(s).
    metapodial of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 3 fragment(s).
    metapodial of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 2 fragment(s).
    Not in Table - 1 example(s).
    phalanx of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 example(s).
    phalanx of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 1 example(s).
    radius of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 fragment(s).
    radius of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 1 fragment(s).
    rib of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 45 example(s).
    scapula of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 35 example(s).
    tibia of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 fragment(s).
    tibia of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 6 fragment(s).
    tibia of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 1 fragment(s).
    tooth of B. taurus (Cattle) - 3 example(s).
    tooth of B. taurus (Cattle) - 7 example(s).
    tooth of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 8 example(s).
    tooth of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 20 example(s).
    ulna of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 fragment(s).
    vertebrae of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 36 example(s).
    vertebrae, cervical of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 3 example(s).
    vertebrae, lumbar of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 3 example(s).
    vertebrae, lumbar of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 4 example(s).
    vertebrae, thoracic of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 3 example(s).
Period:   Frankish (1210-1458 AD)
Chronology:   1270-80
Grid:   277.10-276.00E/1030.20-1031.30N
XMin:   276
XMax:   277.1
YMin:   1030.2
YMax:   1031.3
Site:   Corinth
City:   Ancient Corinth
Country:   Greece
Masl:   76.11-76.46m.
References:   Report: Nezi Field excavations 2009, by Martin Wells, Katie Rask (June 17 - June 18)
Lot: Lot 2009 088