Chris reflects on a day of mud, puddles and shovels
With the afternoon came heavier rain and the eventual ‘abandon ship’ order back to the mess shed where we were shown how to fill in a context sheet along with just how much information is needed to accurately record a site. It was during this ‘class’ that we received the bad news that our dear friend the Gazebo has passed away, the rain wind and battering of two years of excavation have become too much, gone but never forgotten. After our context sheet lesson we ventured out into the ever worsening rain and wind back to the site to try and remove some of the exposed Terram, a job that proved harder than the previous day as the site was now a slippery mud bath and although we did get some of the Terram up we did eventually have to give in and leave for the day (much to my disappointment). All in all today wasn’t too bad, we had mud, we had puddles and we had shovels, what more can an aspiring archaeologist need?