Corinth Basket: Nezi Field Context 6598
Collection:   Corinth
Type:   Basket
Name:   Nezi Field Context 6598
Area:   Nezi Field
Context Type:   Fill
Title:   dumped fill with rocks and tile
Category:   Deposit
Supervisor:   Marty Wells; Katie Rask
Notebook:   1103
Context:   6598
Page:   0
Date:   2009/06/05
Stratum:   70% cobbles (angular, subrounded/spherical, platy, tabular; 0.04-0.16), pebbles, tiles
Description:   Top slope of the context is level. Soil color is light brownish grey. Soil is Soft very poorly sorted sandy silt.
Notes:   6598 was a roughly circular shaped fill measuring about 0.47 x 0.42 m. It was uncovered after excavating pebble surface 6593. It seemed very clear that the context 6598 cut through a levelling fill since it was composed of medium-sized jumbled cobbles, whereas the surface surrounding it had flat-lying sherds, tiles, and pebbly-stone matrices. We excavated the context for about 0.13 m and came down to a level of darker soil (6605). This lower darker soil, however, was also filled with rocks (cobbles) which may continue under the surrounding surface. It is unclear at this stage if the rocks distured the floor (which seems most likely given the stratigraphy) or if it is somehow related to the lower layer. Excavation of the surrounding surfaces should make that more clear (see drawings for 6597 and 6601).
NB. Further excavation of a leveling fill (6605) to the north, east and south of this context suggests that 6598 was part of the larger tile/rock dump underneath the floors.
Context Pottery:   Coarseware. 7 bodysherds.
    preRoman, fineware. 2 bodysherds.
Pottery Summary:   2 frag(s) 0.01 kg. (0% saved) fineware
    46 frag(s) 0.68 kg. (0% saved) coarseware
    15 frag(s) 0.10 kg. (0% saved) cooking ware
Context Artifacts:   iron nail round shank 1
    iron lump 3
    iron shank 1
    iron strip 1
    ceramic waster 1
    iron nail 1
Context Bones:   cranial of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 1 example(s).
    cranial of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 2 example(s).
    femur of Aves, md (Bird - Medium) - 1 fragment(s).
    femur of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 fragment(s).
    indeterminate of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 2 example(s).
    Not in Table - 1 example(s).
    rib of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 4 example(s).
    rib of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 4 example(s).
    scapula of Oryctolagus cuniculus (Rabbit - Domestic) - 1 example(s).
    scapula of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 1 example(s).
    tooth of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 example(s).
    tooth of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 3 example(s).
Period:   Byzantine
Chronology:   early 12th
Grid:   280.15-279.52E/1031.39-1031.91N
XMin:   279.52
XMax:   280.15
YMin:   1031.39
YMax:   1031.91
Site:   Corinth
City:   Ancient Corinth
Country:   Greece
Masl:   84.82-84.95m.
References:   Report: Nezi Field excavations 2009, by Martin Wells, Katie Rask (June 17 - June 18)
Image: digital 2009 2191
Coin: 2009 192
Coin: 2009 194