Jasmine gives us the news for today:
It's the third week of the dig and we have had a second day of gorgeous sunshine. That's right you heard it here - gorgeous sunshine in England! I would also like to mention that everyday I've written the blog, we've had sun...
Today we were given a talk on environmental samples and why it is important to take these on site. I usually try to sift through most of the soil when I am putting it into the buckets; however, I didn't realize how much can be missed. Some of the bones we were shown were minuscule.
This talk only took place over the morning and the rest of the afternoon was spent back in the trench. Clearly the work we do is fascinating to all as we had an invader on site in the form of a very confused mallard; this is not the first time this has happened as it was a squirrel yesterday! I think probably the best find of the day was a medieval key found by Will (not dice man Jonathan as you would expect!). Sorry Jonathan, but everyone agrees this has to be one of the best finds from the excavation.
|Jasmine enjoys the sun - and excavates the wall trench!|