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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Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Hayley stays level on day 2

Today our group took a site photography workshop, this was quite interesting and I very much enjoyed taking pictures as opposed to actually digging! Although the thought of dropping a five hundred pound camera was a little daunting! We also managed to do a little 'levelling' using the infamous dumpy level, we were all familiar with dumpy levels having had used them in year one on a different project, although every bit of practice is invaluable with those wonky devils. We also used the ordnance survey bench mark to identify how far above sea level the site was and so we could accurately measure the depths of other features within the site. These two workshops were an excellent introduction to the more technical side of field archaeology and provided a foundation for further knowledge. 

Our team still continued to excavate down to the terram and made some headway into fully digging the drainage ditch out. Little wary of working on the drainage ditch when it's raining. Still though, I would not like to be digging the deep pits the boys ended up digging!

Simon getting group C started with levelling

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