Corinth Basket: Nezi Field Context 6581
Collection:   Corinth
Type:   Basket
Name:   Nezi Field Context 6581
Area:   Nezi Field
Context Type:   Fill
Title:   Robber trench fill of wall 6279
Category:   Deposit
Supervisor:   Marty Wells; Katie Rask
Notebook:   1103
Context:   6581
Page:   0
Date:   2009/06/05
Stratum:   5-15% tile fragments, small to medium angular spherical/tabular cobbles, few bones in small fragments, snails, building plaster
Description:   Top slope of the context is level. Soil color is dark yellowish brown. Soil is Soft poorly sorted sandy silt.
Notes:   This context was located under 6580 in the north and 6569 in the south. We excavated it during our exploration of a N-S robbing trench to determine its relations to the pier foundation and its robbing trench. The fill in this context was rather mixed, with some parts having very few inclusions: almost no pottery, bones or cobbles. The lower portion of the context had a much higher concentration of mixed inclusions (bones, tiles, jagged angular platy cobbles, building plaster of varying fabrics). The context was excavated 52 cm and came down on an area .80 m x .60 m of tile and rocky fill inside a cut to the south and reaching an E-W wall on the north. To the east and west, fill extends into the earth below the level of the bottom of the rt cut.
6581 was closed at this point, and since we are now at a level below everything else in the room, we will not be returning to this area this season.
Context Pottery:   triangular rim stew pot (1100-1270), cooking ware. 1 rim.
    premedieval, fineware. 1 bodysherd.
    slipped plain glazed (1100-1300), fineware. 1 bodysherd.
Pottery Summary:   3 frag(s) 0.01 kg. (0% saved) fineware
    103 frag(s) 2.26 kg. (0% saved) coarseware
    29 frag(s) 0.24 kg. (0% saved) cooking ware
Context Artifacts:   revetment marble 2
    shell cockle 1
    iron nail square shank 1
Context Bones:   cranial of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 3 example(s).
    cranial of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 1 example(s).
    cranial,maxilla with teeth of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 example(s).
    humerus of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 fragment(s).
    indeterminate of Aves, md (Bird - Medium) - 2 example(s).
    indeterminate of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 3 example(s).
    limb bone, undiff. of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 3 example(s).
    metapodial of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 1 fragment(s).
    Not in Table - 1 example(s).
    rib of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 3 example(s).
    tooth of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 example(s).
    tooth of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 2 example(s).
Period:   Byzantine
Chronology:   12th century npd
Grid:   278.99-277.75E/1031.69-1032.49N
XMin:   277.75
XMax:   278.99
YMin:   1031.69
YMax:   1032.49
Site:   Corinth
City:   Ancient Corinth
Country:   Greece
Masl:   83.56-84.08m.
References:   Report: Nezi Field excavations 2009, by Martin Wells, Katie Rask (June 17 - June 18)
Image: digital 2009 2185
Image: digital 2009 2186
Image: digital 2009 2187