Corinth Basket: Nezi Field Context 6562
Collection:   Corinth
Type:   Basket
Name:   Nezi Field Context 6562
Area:   Nezi Field
Context Type:   Fill
Title:   Fill near staircase
Category:   Deposit
Supervisor:   Marty Wells; Katie Rask
Notebook:   1103
Context:   6562
Page:   0
Date:   2009/06/04
Stratum:   10% tiles, a few cobble from ca. 2cm-18cm, sherds
Description:   Top slope of the context is level. Soil color is light reddish brown. Soil is Firm poorly sorted clayey silt.
Notes:   6562 was a small triangular shaped area of fill on the northern scarp's western end. It was situatied between the well (6288) and the staircase/staircase foundations. We removed it because it appeared to lay on top of the dark band at the edge of the northern scarp, which we planned on excavating next (6563). The limits of the context were artificial because we left martyrs along the side next to the well and the side next to the staircase. We excavated the fill for less than 10 cm before coming down on fill of two different colors. The southern portion was a lighter color while the northern bit, excavated as 6563, was darker and softer.
Notes June 21th, 2009: 6563 was a false context created by the weathering at the edge of the scarp. It should not be used in determining date or stratigraphy of 6562.
Context Pottery:   ww, cooking ware. 2 bodysherds.
Pottery Summary:   12 frag(s) 0.02 kg. (0% saved) coarseware
    5 frag(s) 0.01 kg. (0% saved) cooking ware
Context Artifacts:   iron nail round head square shaft 1
    glass opaque black handle 1 (saved to lot)
    glass waster 1
Context Bones:   6 of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 example(s).
    cranial of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 1 example(s).
    femur of B. taurus (Cattle) - 1 fragment(s).
    innominate of B. taurus (Cattle) - 1 example(s).
    limb bone, undiff. of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 1 fragment(s).
    mandible of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 example(s).
    metapodial of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 4 fragment(s).
    phalanx of B. taurus (Cattle) - 3 example(s).
    phalanx of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 fragment(s). 2 complete example(s).
    radius of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 example(s).
    rib of B. taurus (Cattle) - 3 example(s).
    rib of B. taurus (Cattle) - 1 example(s).
    rib of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 6 example(s).
    scapula of B. taurus (Cattle) - 1 example(s).
    tarsal, calcaneus of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 example(s).
    tarsal, calcaneus of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 1 example(s).
    tibiotarsus of Aves, md (Bird - Medium) - 1 example(s).
    tooth of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 1 example(s).
    vertebrae of B. taurus (Cattle) - 1 example(s).
    vertebrae of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 3 example(s).
    vertebrae, caudal of B. taurus (Cattle) - 1 example(s).
    vertebrae, lumbar of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 2 example(s).
    vertebrae, thoracic of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 example(s).
Period:   Frankish (1210-1458 AD)
Chronology:   3/4 13th century
Grid:   276.11-275.69E/1031.03-1031.52N
XMin:   275.69
XMax:   276.11
YMin:   1031.03
YMax:   1031.52
Site:   Corinth
City:   Ancient Corinth
Country:   Greece
Masl:   84.8-84.89m.
References:   Report: Nezi Field excavations 2009, by Martin Wells, Katie Rask (June 17 - June 18)
Image: digital 2009 2182
Object: MF 2009 34