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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Friday, 17 May 2013

At the end of the second week of digging we hear from Helen on the area she has been excavating:

Having reached the end of the second week on site and had a full week of excavation people have started having their own areas of excavation. Some of us have been working on one area for the week, this has been rewarding as I have been able to see the hole grow and the interpretation of it develop as new finds and features were uncovered. This particular hole has produced lots of animal bone, including two large vertebrae, a large fragment of glazed pottery and some other small finds. The main find within this hole though is a stone/brick lined drainage channel. Next week this area of the trench will be excavated further to look for other medieval features that may appear.

This morning group D had their second photography session following the three stages of archaeological photography we produced some pictures of features and stratigraphy that can be added to the archaeological record of the site. The three stages being:

1)      Frame the photo (Put the feature in the centre and zoom so it is as large as possible)
2)      Take out what you don’t want in the photo (Buckets, people, etc.)
3)      Put in what you do want. (Ranging rods, site codes and context numbers)

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