Corinth Basket: Nezi Field Context 6541
Collection:   Corinth
Type:   Basket
Name:   Nezi Field Context 6541
Area:   Nezi Field
Context Type:   Fill
Title:   Dumped tile fill
Category:   Deposit
Supervisor:   Marty Wells; Katie Rask
Notebook:   1103
Context:   6541
Page:   0
Date:   2009/06/01
Stratum:   70% tile with 5-10% angular and subrounded cobbles, pebbles, pottery
Description:   Top slope of the context is moderate down to the W. Soil color is light reddish brown. Soil is Compact poorly sorted silty sand.
Notes:   6541 was opened as a fill deposit of mostly tile fragments reaching the west side of wall 10086. 6338 came down on this fill (also cleaning pass 6533) and 6535, a deposit with few inclusions which also covered 6541. we had to remove 6535 in order to expose all of 6541.
The tiles of 6541 slope moderately from east to west. At the north they reach the edge of the as-yet unnumbered cut exposed with 6338 (that is, 6338 also filled this cut). In the south east corner, the tiles reach wall 6052 (robbed out to the west--rts 6042 and 6046).
We stopped digging 6541 when we noticed that the tiles were going under the dirt to the west. The plan was to stop digging 6541 at that point, open 6542 as the dirt to the west, and resume 6541 when the dirt had been removed. Notis took out the dirt but did not stop digging. He continued excavating the tiles as 6542. So, 6542 should be considered equal to 6541.
Context Pottery:   premedieval, fineware. 13 bodysherds.
    ww plain (700-1120), fineware. 1 bodysherd.
    Coarseware. 1 rim.
    Coarseware. 3 rims.
    triangular rim stew pot (1100-1270), cooking ware. 1 rim.
    plain glazed, unslipped (800-1100), fineware. 2 rims. 2 bodysherds.
    collar rim stew pot (1000-1100), cooking ware. 3 rims.
Pottery Summary:   18 frag(s) 0.13 kg. (0% saved) fineware
    403 frag(s) 8.58 kg. (0% saved) coarseware
    66 frag(s) 0.62 kg. (0% saved) cooking ware
Context Artifacts:   brown faced plaster 2
    glass clear blue bs 11 rim 2
    cement chunk 1
    bronze lump 1
    iron nail 2 cemented together ; lump 2
    rubbing stone 1
Context Bones:   cranial of B. taurus (Cattle) - 1 example(s).
    cranial of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 2 example(s).
    cranial of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 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) - 1 fragment(s).
    humerus of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 2 fragment(s).
    hyoid of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 example(s).
    mandible of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 3 example(s).
    mandible w/teeth of Canis familiaris (Dog - Domestic) - 1 complete example(s).
    mandible w/teeth of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 example(s).
    mandible w/teeth of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 1 example(s).
    metapodial of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 8 fragment(s).
    Not in Table - 1 example(s).
    radioulna of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 fragment(s).
    rib of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 15 example(s).
    scapula of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 example(s).
    tibia of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 2 fragment(s).
    tibia of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 1 fragment(s).
    tooth of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 6 example(s).
    ulna of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 2 fragment(s).
    vertebrae, cervical of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 2 example(s).
Period:   Byzantine
Chronology:   12th century
Grid:   281.50-280.45E/1028.60-1030.07N
XMin:   280.45
XMax:   281.5
YMin:   1028.6
YMax:   1030.07
Site:   Corinth
City:   Ancient Corinth
Country:   Greece
Masl:   84.51-84.85m.
References:   Report: Nezi Field excavations 2009, by Martin Wells, Katie Rask (June 17 - June 18)