Corinth Basket: South Stoa Context 35
Collection:   Corinth
Type:   Basket
Name:   South Stoa Context 35
Area:   South Stoa
Context Type:   deposit
Title:   Soil surface below cobble fill, NE quadrant
Category:   Deposit
Supervisor:   James, S.
Notebook:   1109
Context:   35
Date:   2015/05/13
Lot:   Lot 2015-055
Stratum:   40% cement chunks and large pebbles, some carbon flecks, fairly mixed overall.
Description:   Top slope of the context is slight down to the NW. Soil color is light yellowish brown. Soil is Firm poorly sorted clayey sand.
Notes:   Characteristics: harder, paler, and clayeyer than 28
35 is being excavated as its own context since cuts were found along the east and west that may be cuts made for robbing trenches or foundation trenches. 35 seems to sit directly on bedrock in parts, to which point the soil is being excavated. This is a fairly homogenous layer that runs up and over the opening of the well. It appears that the context goes all around the curved block of the well head. On the N side there is only about ca. 10 cm of soil above bedrock. Two coins from sieve closer to the well there is another surface. [a 10 cm martyr was left on north wall]. This surface appears to be made of a similar material as this context. We did not record this as a true surface because it is so uneven that at best it is probably a subfloor associated with the well or large fill across the whole NE area.
May 13: the boundaries of the context are clear on the N and E sides and more diffuse on the S side. The W side appears to be cut into by context 37. We dug it in order to install the wench to dig the well. There is a good cut on the S side running from the pit to the W so that we now appear to have a roughly square area around the well. This context uncovered a large area of bedrock on N side of well and a packed surface on other sides along which are cuts for walls. There is a deeper and darker patch of soil to the E of the door.
Context Pottery:   Protogeometric, fineware. 1 rim. (saved to lot)
    Classical, fineware. 1 bodysherd. (saved to lot)
    Rom- ESB, fineware. 1 bodysherd. (saved to lot)
    Roman, cooking ware. 1 rim. (saved to lot)
    Geometric, fineware. 1 bodysherd. (saved to lot)
    prehistoric, fineware. 2 rims. 1 handle. 7 bodysherds. (saved to lot) FN-EH
    Fineware. (saved to lot)
    Roman, cooking ware. 2 rims. (saved to lot)
    Hellenistic, fineware. 1 rim. (saved to lot) sim to lot 2005 no. 102
    Classical, fineware. 1 rim. (saved to lot) sim 2, cistern 2010
    Hellenistic, cooking ware. 1 rim. (saved to lot) Unflanged
    Hellenistic, fineware. 1 bodysherd. (saved to lot) long petal pattern
    Archaic, fineware. 1 bodysherd. (saved to lot) conventionalizing
    Classical, coarseware. 1 rim. (saved to lot)
    Hellenistic, fineware. 1 rim. (saved to lot) Peloponnesian
    prehistoric, fineware. 1 bodysherd. (saved to lot)
    Hellenistic, fineware. 1 rim. (saved to lot) Running Ivy west slope decoration
    Early Roman, cooking ware. 1 complete profile. (saved to lot) Interior has thick, brown, sparkly encrustation
    Archaic, fineware. 1 bodysherd. (saved to lot)
    Classical, fineware. 1 rim. (saved to lot) Type 2
    Hellenistic, fineware. 1 rim. (saved to lot)
Pottery Summary:   158 frag(s) 0.75 kg. (100% saved) fineware
    259 frag(s) 2.00 kg. (100% saved) coarseware
    88 frag(s) 0.45 kg. (100% saved) cooking ware
Context Artifacts:   bone, polished, stylus, 1 (saved to lot)
    shell flesh eater 5 (saved to lot)
    bronze, unidentified, 1 (saved to lot)
    plaster, red pigment, 1 (saved to lot)
    shell, unidentified, 3 (saved to lot)
    Glass clear, colorless, thickened rim 1 (saved to lot)
    lead, unidentified, 1 (saved to lot)
    iron, nail frag, 5 (saved to lot)
    bone, fish, 2 (saved to lot)
    iron, unidentified, 6 (saved to lot)
    iron, clamp, 1 (saved to lot)
    chert, bladelet, fragment 1 (saved to lot)
    glass clear, orange, bs, 1 (saved to lot)
    Glass clear, blue, with raised line, bowl frag 2 (saved to lot)
    bone, unidentified, 39 and bone unid 54 = 0.11kg (saved to lot)
    coral? White 1 (saved to lot)
    glass opaque, white, bs, 3 (saved to lot)
    iron, nail, 1 (saved to lot)
    iron, nailhead, 1 (saved to lot)
Period:   Early Roman (44BC-1/2 2nd c AD)
Chronology:   early 2nd c. AD
Grid:   329.90-325.20E/1083.50-1088.50N
XMin:   325.2
XMax:   329.9
YMin:   1083.5
YMax:   1088.5
Site:   Corinth
City:   Ancient Corinth
Country:   Greece
Masl:   81.4-81.464m.
References:   Images (4)
Coins (13)
Lot: Lot 2015 055