Corinth Basket: South Stoa Context 126
Collection:   Corinth
Type:   Basket
Name:   South Stoa Context 126
Area:   South Stoa
Context Type:   deposit
Title:   Blockage at N end of drain 89, RT 64?
Category:   Deposit
Supervisor:   James, S.
Notebook:   1109
Context:   126
Date:   2015/05/26
Lot:   Lot 2015-056
Stratum:   40% sm-large pebble and cobbles of varying shapes
Description:   Top slope of the context is slight down to the W. Soil color is light brownish brown. Soil is Compact poorly sorted silty sand.
Notes:   This context is a martyr left at the N end of drain 107. It is likely that the drain was cut by the RT and that part of this context is the same as the RT. It is likely that the drain was perhaps blocked unintentionaly by the stack of stones that were the martyr at its N end. The stones sat on top of a layer of soft soil with carbon (likely the same as 98). If the drain was in use for a while after the construction of the south stoa, it is likely contemporary with the Roman remodelling when the back wall was moved further north (so first face of Room C)., but is earlier than the creation of the mosaic room. The drain itself is therefore evidence for an intermediate phase perhaps in the 1st century AD. We stop digging at the soft carbon layer as we are digging to the W in order to expose the whole context.
Context Pottery:   Rom- Local R.S., fineware. 1 rim. (saved to lot)
    Rom- Thinwalled ware, fineware. 1 base. (saved to lot)
    Fineware. 1 handle. (saved to lot) ridged handle
    Cooking ware. 9 bodysherds. (saved to lot) LH/ER
    Coarseware. 1 bodysherd. (saved to lot) dressel 2-4
    Rom- Local R.S., fineware. 3 bodysherds. (saved to lot) closed shape
Pottery Summary:   20 frag(s) 0.02 kg. (100% saved) fineware
    49 frag(s) 0.03 kg. (100% saved) coarseware
    16 frag(s) 0.01 kg. (100% saved) cooking ware
Context Artifacts:   banded pithos bs 1 (saved to lot)
    plaster, white pigment, 1 (saved to lot)
    charcoal (1 box) (saved to lot)
Period:   Roman
Chronology:   1st c. AD
Grid:   326.00-325.55E/1081.40-1081.85N
XMin:   325.55
XMax:   326
YMin:   1081.4
YMax:   1081.85
Site:   Corinth
City:   Ancient Corinth
Country:   Greece
Masl:   81.13-81.57m.
References:   Lot: Lot 2015 056