Corinth Basket: Nezi Field Context 6636
Collection:   Corinth
Type:   Basket
Name:   Nezi Field Context 6636
Area:   Nezi Field
Context Type:   Fill
Title:   Construction trench fill of well 6288
Category:   Deposit
Supervisor:   Marty Wells; Katie Rask
Notebook:   1103
Context:   6636
Page:   0
Date:   2009/06/12
Stratum:   10% tiles, angular/subrounded spherical/tabular cobbles, sherds
Description:   Top slope of the context is level. Soil color is dark greenish brown. Soil is Soft poorly sorted sandy silt.
Notes:   This context is made up of soft dark earth that seems to fill the cut made for the well's construction trench. It is a thin layer of soil surrounding the clay packing of the well. We noticed the cut at the closing of 6632 and 6629. We only excavated the fill for a little over half of the well's circumfirance, as the western portion lies under the stairwell and the northern portion was disturbed by the northern scarp. Excavation of the fill was rather uneven because it was difficult to exract the dirt with such a small area between the well-packing and the cut. The soil was soft and dark, but in many places chunks of the yellow clay from the well-packing had mixed with and disintegrated into the darker soil of the fill.
Context Pottery:   ww incised (700-1120), fineware. 1 rim.
    Coarseware. 2 rims.
    ww slip painted (700-1120), fineware. 1 rim.
Pottery Summary:   2 frag(s) 0.01 kg. (0% saved) fineware
    39 frag(s) 0.81 kg. (0% saved) coarseware
    9 frag(s) 0.05 kg. (0% saved) cooking ware
Context Bones:   cranial of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 example(s).
    cranial of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 1 example(s).
    humerus of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 fragment(s).
    indeterminate of Mammalia, md (Mammal - Medium) - 5 example(s).
    Not in Table - 1 example(s).
    radius of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 complete example(s).
    rib of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 2 example(s).
    tibia of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 1 fragment(s).
    tooth of Capra aegagrus hircus (Sheep/Goat) - 3 example(s).
    tooth of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar or Domestic Pig) - 1 example(s).
Period:   Byzantine
Chronology:   late 10th/11th npd
Grid:   277.45-275.80E/1029.85-1031.45N
XMin:   275.8
XMax:   277.45
YMin:   1029.85
YMax:   1031.4545
Site:   Corinth
City:   Ancient Corinth
Country:   Greece
Masl:   84.44-84.56m.
References:   Report: Nezi Field excavations 2009, by Martin Wells, Katie Rask (June 17 - June 18)
Image: digital 2009 2197