Corinth Basket: South Stoa Context 40
Collection:   Corinth
Type:   Basket
Name:   South Stoa Context 40
Area:   South Stoa
Context Type:   deposit
Title:   Cleaning context of top of well VI (6)
Category:   Deposit
Supervisor:   James, S.
Notebook:   1109
Context:   40
Date:   2015/05/14
Lot:   Lot 2015-087
Stratum:   Soil is mixed in color; 20% large pebbles and cobbles
Description:   Top slope of the context is slight down to the E. Soil is Loose poorly sorted silty sand.
Notes:   Characteristics: less compact than 41
Well head substructure at el. 81.48
This is a cleaning context of the top of well VI, which several different contexts fell into. This includes the scraping of the sides of the well. This context is only the loose soil collected from the opening and only down until the original well interior. Already a handhold was found on the sides of the well, indicated by an indentation into the bedrock - 0.10 m height, 0.20 m width, 0.08 m deep. The well is bordered at the opening by a cut block on the eastern edge, and was opening when digging context 28. It was necessary to overdig slightly in the top most section, to avoid contamination from the contexts which fell into the well while it was found. The edge of a pan tile, as well as a piece of another pan tile was also found. The beginning of the well (context 41) is compact, browner, sandier, and very compact. Thus, contexts were changed. The bottom elevation (this level) is 80.83 m.
Context Pottery:   Rom- Thinwalled ware, fineware. 1 bodysherd. (saved to lot) dot barbatine
    blisterware, fineware. 1 handle. (saved to lot)
    Rom- Ital. sig., fineware. 1 bodysherd. (saved to lot) unid
    prehistoric, fineware. 1 bodysherd. (saved to lot)
    Classical, cooking ware. 2 bodysherds. (saved to lot)
    Fineware. 15 bodysherds. (saved to lot) brown fabric
    archaic, fineware. 2 bodysherds. (saved to lot)
    Rom- Thinwalled ware, fineware. 1 base. (saved to lot)
    Cooking ware. 2 bases.
    Early Roman?, cooking ware. 1 rim. (saved to lot)
    Fineware. 1 bodysherd. (saved to lot) streaky black glaze
    Candarli?, fineware. 1 bodysherd. (saved to lot)
    Coarseware. 2 rims. 1 bodysherd. 1 base. (saved to lot) 4 joining pieces
    Fineware. 1 base. (saved to lot) joins w/58
Pottery Summary:   30 frag(s) 0.10 kg. (100% saved) fineware
    34 frag(s) 0.30 kg. (100% saved) coarseware
    43 frag(s) 0.15 kg. (100% saved) cooking ware
Context Artifacts:   Charcoal, 3 (saved to lot)
    Shell, venus, 1 (saved to lot)
    Lamp, type 13, base 1, shoulder 2 (saved to lot)
    shell cardia 1 (saved to lot)
    iron, nail, 1 (saved to lot)
    Bone, unid 2 (saved to lot)
Period:   Early Roman (44BC-1/2 2nd c AD)
Chronology:   1/2 1st c. AD
Grid:   327.80-327.10E/1085.25-1086.05N
XMin:   327.1
XMax:   327.8
YMin:   1085.25
YMax:   1086.05
Site:   Corinth
City:   Ancient Corinth
Country:   Greece
Masl:   80.83-81.06m.
References:   Lot: Lot 2015 087