Corinth Basket: Nezi Field Context 6483
Collection:   Corinth
Type:   Basket
Name:   Nezi Field Context 6483
Area:   Nezi Field
Context Type:   Fill
Title:   Well, twenty-fifth fill from top
Category:   Deposit
Supervisor:   Marty Wells; Katie Rask
Notebook:   1103
Context:   6483
Page:   0
Date:   2009/05/27
Lot:   Lot 2009-088
Stratum:   20% tile, large and small bones, pottery, boulders
Description:   Top slope of the context is level. Soil color is very dark greenish brown. Soil is Soft poorly sorted clayey silt.
Notes:   This context was opened after 6474 was excavated about 0.50m. The soil continues to be very dark and very moist. The pottery is different from previous contexts - few glazed vessels, and those that are glazed look earlier than 1280 +/- 10 but are still 13th century. However, the size of the fragents remain large, w/ several complete vessel profiles, cooks pots, pitchers, etc. Bones are large as well (looks like horse?). The soil still has a high clay content. The dry sieve continues to produce fish bones, fish scales, egg shells, some charcoal, as well as glass, bronze fragments, iron objects (e.g. nails), etc.
Egg shell wt 7.1
fish scale wt .5
Context Pottery:   glaze painted IV, slipped (1220-1260), fineware. 4 rims. 2 bodysherds. (saved to lot)
    gunsenin III amphora (1200-1300), coarseware. 1 handle. 4 bodysherds. (saved to lot)
    zeuxippus sgraffito, slipped painted (1240-1260), fineware. 1 rim. 1 bodysherd. (saved to lot)
    light on dark I, slip painted (1100-1125), fineware. 2 rims. 2 bodysherds. 1 base. (saved to lot)
    Coarseware. 1 rim. (saved to lot)
    Coarseware. 1 rim. 1 handle. 10 bodysherds. (saved to lot)
    folded rim stewpot, cooking ware. 1 rim. (saved to lot)
    triangular rim stew pot (1100-1270), cooking ware. 1 rim. (saved to lot)
Pottery Summary:   55 frag(s) 0.94 kg. (100% saved) fineware
    383 frag(s) 13.21 kg. (100% saved) coarseware
    116 frag(s) 1.35 kg. (100% saved) cooking ware
Context Artifacts:   whetstone 1 (saved to lot)
    pebble tool 1 (saved to lot)
    iron nail square shank 2 nail 2 shank 2 tack shank 2 nail bent 1 (saved to lot)
    glass clear bs 2 clear with blue spot bs 1 (saved to lot)
    shell patella 20 cassis 1 eobania 1 murex 1 unid 1 (saved to lot)
    bronze strip 1 bent rod 1 (saved to lot)
    bone tube INV. MF 2009-21, cf. MF 5568 (saved to lot)
Context Bones:   6 of B. taurus (Cattle) - 3 example(s).
    6 of B. taurus (Cattle) - 6 example(s).
    6 of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 6 example(s).
    carpal/tarsal of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 example(s).
    cranial of B. taurus (Cattle) - 21 example(s).
    cranial of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 example(s).
    cranial of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 50 example(s).
    cranial of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 8 example(s).
    cranial,maxilla with teeth of B. taurus (Cattle) - 1 example(s).
    cranial,maxilla with teeth of B. taurus (Cattle) - 3 example(s).
    cranial,maxilla with teeth of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 3 example(s).
    cranial,maxilla with teeth of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 2 example(s).
    femur of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 5 fragment(s).
    humerus of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 10 fragment(s).
    humerus of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 fragment(s).
    humerus of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 1 fragment(s).
    indeterminate of Aves, md (Bird - Medium) - 3 example(s).
    indeterminate of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 135 example(s).
    indeterminate of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 160 example(s).
    innominate of B. taurus (Cattle) - 1 example(s).
    innominate of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 example(s).
    innominate, ac+is of B. taurus (Cattle) - 1 example(s).
    limb bone, undiff. of Mammalia, lg (Mammal - Large) - 1 fragment(s).
    limb bone, undiff. of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 10 fragment(s).
    limb bone, undiff. of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 2 fragment(s).
    limb bone, undiff. of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 3 fragment(s).
    mandible of B. taurus (Cattle) - 17 example(s).
    mandible of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 1 example(s).
    mandible w/teeth of B. taurus (Cattle) - 5 example(s).
    mandible w/teeth of B. taurus (Cattle) - 4 example(s).
    mandible w/teeth of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 2 example(s).
    mandible w/teeth of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 6 example(s).
    maxilla of Serpentes, md (Snake suborder - Medium) - 1 example(s).
    metapodial of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 fragment(s).
    metapodial of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 fragment(s). 2 complete example(s).
    metapodial of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 1 fragment(s).
    metapodial of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 3 fragment(s).
    Not in Table - 1 example(s).
    phalanx of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 complete example(s).
    premaxilla of B. taurus (Cattle) - 1 example(s).
    radioulna of B. taurus (Cattle) - 1 fragment(s).
    radioulna of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) -
    radioulna of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 fragment(s).
    radius of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 6 fragment(s).
    radius of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 1 fragment(s).
    rib of B. taurus (Cattle) - 7 example(s).
    rib of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 81 example(s).
    rib of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 11 example(s).
    sacrum of B. taurus (Cattle) - 1 example(s).
    sacrum of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 example(s).
    scapula of B. taurus (Cattle) - 2 example(s).
    scapula of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 32 example(s).
    scapula of Oryctolagus cuniculus (Rabbit - Domestic) - 1 example(s).
    scapula of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 3 example(s).
    tarsal, astragalus of B. taurus (Cattle) - 1 example(s).
    tarsal, astragalus of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 example(s).
    tarsal, calcaneus of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 1 example(s).
    tibia of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 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) - 15 example(s).
    tooth of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 5 example(s).
    tooth of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 6 example(s).
    tooth of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 1 example(s).
    ulna of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 fragment(s).
    ulna of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 3 fragment(s).
    ulna of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 1 fragment(s).
    vertebrae of B. taurus (Cattle) - 1 example(s).
    vertebrae of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 3 example(s).
    vertebrae of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 13 example(s).
    vertebrae, axis of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 5 example(s).
    vertebrae, axis of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 example(s).
    vertebrae, cervical of B. taurus (Cattle) - 18 example(s).
    vertebrae, cervical of B. taurus (Cattle) - 1 example(s).
    vertebrae, cervical of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 21 example(s).
    vertebrae, cervical of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 11 example(s).
    vertebrae, cervical of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 1 example(s).
    vertebrae, lumbar of B. taurus (Cattle) - 2 example(s).
    vertebrae, lumbar of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 11 example(s).
    vertebrae, thoracic of B. taurus (Cattle) - 3 example(s).
    vertebrae, thoracic of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 5 example(s).
Period:   Frankish (1210-1458 AD)
Chronology:   3/4 13th century
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:   75.01-75.26m.
References:   Report: Nezi Field excavations 2009, by Martin Wells, Katie Rask (June 17 - June 18)
Object: MF 2009 21
Coin: 2009 149
Lot: Lot 2009 088