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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Monday, 20 May 2013

More finds....


Ryan enjoys the finds:

Well it’s the first day of week 3 of the dig and the site is getting excavated in all different parts. There are several different features that are on show, especially the wall of the supposed building. The finds are also coming from the site in all shapes and sizes with an interesting piece of a late medieval roof tile with green glaze still visible on one side found by me (yay :)) when I was excavating and cleaning the padding stones of the remaining wall from the rubble of the robbing trench. The weather remained dull but at least it didn’t rain, which is always good, and apparently the weather will pick up and be sunny by the middle of the week which will be great.

Ryan and co in the distance excavating on the far south side of the trench near the end of the wall of the probable medieval building, running north-south across the trench. You can just see the remaining masonry at the corner where it turns west (just in front of the plank).

Other finds today included a dermal dentricle, part of the tough spiny skin of fish such as rays and skates (modelled by Helen)....

and a decorated medieval floor tile with what looks like a griffin motif (modelled by Lauren)...


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