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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Thursday, 9 May 2013

Lauren is hoping for a fine day tomorrow

It’s the 3rd day digging and we’re finally seeing a lot more definition in the archaeology and trenches under the matting (terram, or  the Iran as we've been calling it). The morning of removing soil was eventful with little friendly bickers breaking out over where we should whacking with the mattock next but we managed to clear the final huge bit of earth removal by lunch! The wet weather was welcome in the morning when the air was humid but moving toward the afternoon the drizzle became a downpour which dampened spirits a little and turned the trench into a mud bath!! After an introduction to context recording by Simon and attempting to remove the remaining matting (unsuccessfully in the mud) we packed up a little earlier for the day. Hopefully the wet weather will ease off tomorrow!

The backfill and protective matting start to come off and the archaeology is exposed

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