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, 8 May 2012

It Begins!

Well, the trench is open and the new diggers are beginning their journeys to understand why we get so excited about changes in soil colour and texture...
This year's excavation is not only about trying to figure out the riddles of the past underneath the soil in Grovesnor Park, but also about getting the word out about archaeology in Chester.  You might just have heard of something called the Olympics (!) and on May 29th we are lucky enough to have the Olympic torch passing through Chester - and it will go right by the trench! So on May 29th in the afternoon we'll be having our Dig Open Day and we invite everyone to come down to have a closer look at the archaeology including opportunities to handle some of the finds from the park.  If you can't make it down on the 29th and find yourself in Grosvenor Park this May, you can still peek through the fence and ask questions of our diggers.  We're happy to talk about what we are doing and what we've found.  Let us know you've been following the blog and you might even get a mention in that day's post.
Here's hoping the day stays dry for the diggers.

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