CAER 2017 Begins... Thursday 4th May!

CAER 2017 Begins... Thursday 4th May!
What will be uncovered this year?
We're back for our 11th season during which examination of trench IV will be continued. Our work will examine the interior of the masonry building (the possible chapel) with its drain discharging into the ditch, the western part of the ditch feature where it is overlain by the medieval building and the underlying deposits. This year trench IV will also be extended to the south in order to locate and examine a stone structure identified during the excavation of a service trench in 2013.
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Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Archaeology for all!

Jasmine outlines her first day of week 2:

Today we started our second week of the university dig and I was surprised to see that everyone was very upbeat considering that it was a Monday at 9 o'clock! This may have been to do with the glorious sunshine we were lucky enough to have. The day started with most people finishing off the work they had begun on Friday, but after mid-morning break we were given the opportunity to be split into groups (I would like to add that our groups were split into AD and BC, quite relevant to the periods we are digging on the site...) and take part in a public archaeology session with Jane from CWAC's Historic Environment Team.


I found this session really interesting and helpful towards our upcoming essay on public outreach, and its good to see how archaeology is keeping up with the times on Facebook and Twitter. After the initial talk our groups got to go and see how work was coming along in the Phoenix Tower on the walls, which is currently going through refurbishment.
Jasmine digging at the start of week 2.

I think what I am personally enjoying most about the dig is meeting the general public who are really interested in the site. There seemed to be an increased number of people aksing questions today (probably because we're more inviting when we aren't looking like drowned rats) and I think everyone is looking forward to the rest of the week and the finds sessions.

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