Corinth Basket: Nezi Field Context 6492
Collection:   Corinth
Type:   Basket
Name:   Nezi Field Context 6492
Area:   Nezi Field
Context Type:   Fill
Title:   Well, twenty-seventh fill from top
Category:   Deposit
Supervisor:   Marty Wells; Katie Rask
Notebook:   1103
Context:   6492
Page:   0
Date:   2009/05/28
Lot:   Lot 2009-088
Stratum:   10% tile, pottery, bone, sub rounded angular small and large cobbles, pebbles
Description:   Top slope of the context is level. Soil color is dark greenish brown. Soil is Loose poorly sorted clayey sand.
Notes:   6492 is, once again, dark, moist loosely compacted clayey soil. The texture is sandy, with large particles. Panos says it is easy to dig through and that it is soft. The dirt in the buckets matches this description. There are some large chunks of dark grey clay appearing in the soil.
This context was closed at 74.31(depth of 10.60 m), after .32 m of excavation. Wells went down the well at this point. At this level, the well is .95 m across E-W and .97 m N-S. Looking up at the sides from this depth, the sides undulate in and out so that the shaft of the well is more narrow at some places. The footholes are still present, every .40 m.
Also at 74.31, the soil is very damp and when scraped with a pick, it lumps together or is flattened out. Wells notes that although the soil is soft, it is very compact when it is still in the well, and is very heavy due to the moisture.
Inclusions: looking at the soil in the well at 74.31, the inclusions are few, maybe 5-10%, and poorly sorted.
Context Pottery:   aegean sgraffito, slipped painted (1240-1260), fineware. 3 rims. 2 bodysherds. (saved to lot)
    glaze painted IV, slipped (1220-1260), fineware. 1 rim. 2 bodysherds. (saved to lot)
    zeuxippus sgraffito, slipped painted (1240-1260), fineware. 1 rim. (saved to lot)
    Coarseware. 4 rims. 4 bodysherds. (saved to lot)
    coarse incised, slipped style V (1200-1220), fineware. 1 rim. 1 bodysherd. (saved to lot)
    Coarseware. 3 rims. 1 complete profile. (saved to lot)
Pottery Summary:   38 frag(s) 0.90 kg. (100% saved) fineware
    219 frag(s) 3.72 kg. (100% saved) coarseware
    49 frag(s) 0.74 kg. (100% saved) cooking ware
Context Artifacts:   iron blade fragment 1 nail 2 nail shaft 5 lump 4 (saved to lot)
    shell patella 6; murex 1; lima 2; spondylus 1; unid 1 (saved to lot)
    bronze disk 1 fragment 1 (saved to lot)
Context Bones:   cranial of Mammalia, lg (Mammal - Large) - 7 example(s).
    cranial of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 4 example(s).
    cranial,maxilla with teeth of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 example(s).
    cranial,maxilla with teeth of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 1 example(s).
    femur of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 fragment(s).
    humerus of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 6 fragment(s).
    humerus of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 fragment(s).
    indeterminate of Aves, md (Bird - Medium) - 10 example(s).
    indeterminate of Mammalia, lg (Mammal - Large) - 4 example(s).
    indeterminate of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 40 example(s).
    indeterminate of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 32 example(s).
    innominate of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 example(s).
    innominate of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 1 example(s).
    limb bone, undiff. of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 18 fragment(s).
    limb bone, undiff. of Mammalia, lg (Mammal - Large) - 3 fragment(s).
    mandible w/teeth of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 4 example(s).
    Not in Table - 1 example(s).
    phalanx of B. taurus (Cattle) - 1 example(s).
    phalanx of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 3 example(s).
    premaxilla of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 1 example(s).
    radioulna of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 2 fragment(s).
    radius of B. taurus (Cattle) - 1 fragment(s).
    radius of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 2 fragment(s).
    rib of B. taurus (Cattle) - 1 example(s).
    rib of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 76 example(s).
    rib of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 3 example(s).
    scapula of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 11 example(s).
    tarsal, astragalus of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 1 example(s).
    tarsal, calcaneus of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 1 example(s).
    tibia of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 fragment(s).
    tibia of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 2 fragment(s).
    tooth of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 11 example(s).
    tooth of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 3 example(s).
    ulna of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 fragment(s).
    ulna of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 1 fragment(s).
    vertebrae of B. taurus (Cattle) - 3 example(s).
    vertebrae of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 5 example(s).
    vertebrae of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 3 example(s).
    vertebrae of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 1 example(s).
    vertebrae, cervical of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 1 example(s).
    vertebrae, lumbar of B. taurus (Cattle) - 1 example(s).
    vertebrae, lumbar of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 2 example(s).
    vertebrae, thoracic of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 8 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:   74.31-74.63m.
References:   Report: Nezi Field excavations 2009, by Martin Wells, Katie Rask (June 17 - June 18)
Lot: Lot 2009 088