Corinth Basket: Temple E, Southeast Context 2
Collection:   Corinth
Type:   Basket
Name:   Temple E, Southeast Context 2
Area:   Temple E, Southeast
Title:   Cleaning of S scarp of RT for N wall of church
Category:   Deposit
Supervisor:   Condell, M. T.; Beeler, M.
Notebook:   1108
Context:   2
Date:   2014/04/07
Stratum:   Mixed soil composition: dark brownish brown sandy silt and silty sand. Inclusions: 50% total; ceramic; bone; stone (pebble to cobble, angular to rounded); cement; opus sectile; shell.
Description:   Top slope of the context is vertical down to the N. Soil color is dark brownish brown. Soil is Loose poorly sorted mixed- see description.
Notes:   Context is cleaning of S scarp of robbing trench for N wall of church, previously excavated during 1990 field season (for robbing trench see NB 835, pp. 32-33, 35-44, 65-66, Baskets 14, 17-22). Work proceeded from W to E with small pick and trowel. Deposit was excavated wet due to light rain overnight and in the morning. Deposit sloped to N because of scarp collapse since the previous excavations. As a result, the S edge of the robbing trench was also scraped up against the scarp.
Inclusions of pottery were frequent and one piece of opus sectile was found. Human bones were also recovered and more are visible in the scarp. Inclusions of cement fragments were also found. These may be associated with a horiziontal layer of cement approximately 70 cm long and 5 cm deep located approximately 9 cm above the bottom of the scarp, which may prove to be a lower floor level. Pottery, bones, and opus sectile were collected.
ELEVATIONS (Openning / Closing)
SE (top) : 85.71 m / 85.43 m
NE (bottom) : 84.70 m / 84.67 m
NW (top): 85.33 m / 85.32 m
SW (bottom): 84.77 m / 84.70 m
S center (top): 85.43 m / 85.48 m
N center (bottom): 84.74 m / 84.69 m
Animal + human bones, 0.25 kg, saved in Bone Lot 2014-21.
Context Pottery:   measles, slipped slip painted sgraffito (1140-1160), fineware. 1 bodysherd. (saved to lot) pre-glazed waster
    Roman, fineware. 2 bodysherds.
    Pre-Roman, fineware. 6 bodysherds.
    Coarseware. 1 bodysherd. matte painted
    plain glazed, unslipped (800-1100), fineware. 1 handle. 2 bodysherds.
    glaze painted IV, slipped (1220-1260), fineware. 1 bodysherd.
Pottery Summary:   22 frag(s) 0.15 kg. (9% saved) fineware
    84 frag(s) 0.88 kg. (0% saved) coarseware
    26 frag(s) 0.20 kg. (0% saved) cooking ware
Context Artifacts:   imitation attic lamp, handle, 1
    opus sectile, grey marble, 1
    tile, 62
Period:   Frankish (1210-1458 AD)
Chronology:   late 13th/early 14th c
Grid:   126.02-123.45E/1074.26-1075.02N
XMin:   123.45
XMax:   126.02
YMin:   1074.26
YMax:   1075.02
Site:   Corinth
City:   Ancient Corinth
Country:   Greece
Masl:   84.67-85.48m.
References:   Image: digital 2014 0011
Image: digital 2014 0012