Corinth Basket: Nezi Field Context 6497
Collection:   Corinth
Type:   Basket
Name:   Nezi Field Context 6497
Area:   Nezi Field
Context Type:   Fill
Title:   Well, twenty-eigth fill from top
Category:   Deposit
Supervisor:   Marty Wells; Katie Rask
Notebook:   1103
Context:   6497
Page:   0
Date:   2009/05/28
Lot:   Lot 2009-088
Stratum:   5-10% tile, pottery, bones, small pebbles, sub-rounded angular cobbles
Description:   Top slope of the context is level. Soil color is dark greenish grey. Soil is Weakly cemented poorly sorted clayey sand.
Notes:   6497 was opened at a depth of 10.60 m with and artificial change. Wells went down to observe the soil, inclusions, and well sides and to take measurements. See notes on 6492 for details.
The soil continues to come up much looser than it is in the well before it is excavated. This is perhaps because it is broken up as it is being dug out. So, the soil is compact in the well but loose in the buckets. It is stil very dark grey. There is not so much brown in the soil anymore--it seems to be almost all clay. Handfulls will stick together when squeezed.
There is no change in the soil throughout this context. The depth at the end of the context is 11.05 m.
We will no longer be using the 3 mm screen due to the moisture in the soil and the fact that it is taking a long time. We are still sampling every context for water flotation so the information will not be lost.
To expedite the dry sieving process, at the end of the day, the remaining dirt was dumped out on plastic sheets to dry out. These will be sieved in the morning.
Egg shell wt .8
Fish scale wt .01
Context Pottery:   light on dark IV, slip painted (1225-1260), fineware. 1 rim. 3 bodysherds. 3 bases. (saved to lot)
    folded rim stewpot, cooking ware. 3 rims. (saved to lot)
    Coarseware. 3 handles. 8 bodysherds. (saved to lot)
    light on dark IV, slip painted (1225-1260), fineware. 2 rims. 2 handles. 1 bodysherd. (saved to lot)
    premedieval, fineware. 7 bodysherds. (saved to lot)
    aegean sgraffito, slipped painted (1240-1260), fineware. 1 rim. 6 bodysherds. (saved to lot)
    glaze painted IV, slipped (1220-1260), fineware. 6 rims. 8 bodysherds. 1 base. (saved to lot)
    glaze painted IV, slipped (1220-1260), fineware. 1 rim. (saved to lot)
    painted sgraffito (frankish), fineware. 2 rims. 2 bases. (saved to lot)
    Byzantine, 12th c, fineware. 20 bodysherds. (saved to lot)
    frit, fineware. 1 bodysherd. (saved to lot)
    early frankish, fineware. 3 bodysherds. (saved to lot)
    Coarseware. 10 rims. 2 bodysherds. 3 bases. (saved to lot)
    coarse incised, slipped style V (1200-1220), fineware. 2 rims. (saved to lot)
Pottery Summary:   81 frag(s) 1.32 kg. (100% saved) fineware
    397 frag(s) 6.75 kg. (100% saved) coarseware
    105 frag(s) 1.37 kg. (100% saved) cooking ware
Context Artifacts:   glass clear/green beaker base 2 (cf MF 12824), coiled base w/ concave bottom 1 (INV. MF 2009-19, cf. MF 68250), prunted BS 1 clear bs 1 brown brown high kick 1 clear folded bs 1 purple folded ring base 1 (for color cf. MF 7559) (saved to lot)
    shell patella 30 (saved to lot)
    iron tack 1 nail round head 2 lump 1 lead lump 1 (saved to lot)
Context Bones:   -
    cranial of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 14 example(s).
    cranial of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 11 example(s).
    cranial of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 5 example(s).
    cranial of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 5 example(s).
    cranial,maxilla with teeth of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 3 example(s).
    dentary of Diplodus sargus (Bream - White) - 3 example(s).
    femur of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 9 fragment(s). 1 other misc. bone(s).
    femur of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 2 fragment(s).
    femur of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 1 fragment(s).
    fibula of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 1 fragment(s).
    humerus of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 fragment(s).
    humerus of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 6 fragment(s). 1 other misc. bone(s).
    humerus of Oryctolagus cuniculus (Rabbit - Domestic) - 1 example(s).
    humerus of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 1 fragment(s).
    hyoid of B. taurus (Cattle) - 1 example(s).
    hyoid of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 2 example(s).
    indeterminate of Aves, md (Bird - Medium) - 12 example(s).
    indeterminate of Aves, md (Bird - Medium) - 10 example(s).
    indeterminate of Aves, sm (Bird - Small) - 28 example(s).
    indeterminate of Mammalia, lg (Mammal - Large) - 2 example(s).
    indeterminate of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 200 example(s).
    indeterminate of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 31 example(s).
    indeterminate of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 1 example(s).
    indeterminate of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 41 example(s).
    indeterminate of Teleostei (Fish - Bony) - 11 example(s).
    indeterminate of Teleostei (Fish - Bony) - 20 example(s).
    innominate of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 4 example(s).
    innominate of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 2 example(s).
    limb bone, undiff. of Aves, sm (Bird - Small) - 11 example(s).
    limb bone, undiff. of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 3 fragment(s).
    limb bone, undiff. of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 13 fragment(s).
    mandible of B. taurus (Cattle) - 2 example(s).
    mandible of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 13 example(s).
    mandible of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 4 example(s).
    mandible of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 example(s).
    mandible w/teeth of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 8 example(s).
    metapodial of B. taurus (Cattle) - 1 fragment(s).
    metapodial of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 3 fragment(s). 2 complete example(s).
    metapodial of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 1 fragment(s).
    Not in Table - 1 example(s).
    phalanx of B. taurus (Cattle) - 2 fragment(s). 2 complete example(s).
    phalanx of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 example(s).
    phalanx of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 4 complete example(s).
    premaxilla of B. taurus (Cattle) - 3 example(s).
    premaxilla of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 2 example(s).
    premaxilla of Diplodus sargus (Bream - White) - 1 example(s).
    radioulna of B. taurus (Cattle) - 1 fragment(s).
    radioulna of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 fragment(s). 2 complete example(s).
    radioulna of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 fragment(s).
    radius of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 6 fragment(s).
    rib of B. taurus (Cattle) - 8 example(s).
    rib of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 89 example(s).
    rib of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 24 example(s).
    rib of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 4 example(s).
    rib of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 3 example(s).
    scapula of B. taurus (Cattle) - 1 example(s).
    scapula of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 18 example(s).
    scapula 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 Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 19 fragment(s).
    tibia of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 1 fragment(s).
    tibiotarsus of Aves, lg (Bird - Large) - 1 example(s).
    tooth of B. taurus (Cattle) - 2 example(s).
    tooth of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 6 example(s).
    tooth of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 5 example(s).
    tooth of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 2 example(s).
    ulna of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 4 example(s).
    ulna of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 fragment(s).
    vertebrae of B. taurus (Cattle) - 9 example(s).
    vertebrae of B. taurus (Cattle) - 2 example(s).
    vertebrae of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 32 example(s).
    vertebrae of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 2 example(s).
    vertebrae of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 10 example(s).
Period:   Frankish (1210-1458 AD)
Chronology:   3rd qtr 13th c.
Grid:   277.02-276.08E/1030.27-1031.23N
XMin:   276.08
XMax:   277.02
YMin:   1030.27
YMax:   1031.23
Site:   Corinth
City:   Ancient Corinth
Country:   Greece
Masl:   73.86-74.31m.
References:   Report: Nezi Field excavations 2009, by Martin Wells, Katie Rask (June 17 - June 18)
Object: MF 2009 19
Object: MF 2009 31
Coin: 2009 153
Coin: 2009 154
Coin: 2009 155
Lot: Lot 2009 088