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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Saturday, 11 May 2013
The home stretch?
James reflects on Day 4 and looks forward to next week:
Day 4 started as the last one left off, with more rain. As the majority of the backfill has now been taken out we were on the home stretch, it was just a case of taking off the last couple of sheets which turned out to be a bit of trouble due to the slippery conditions and the size of it. As usual Dan was there in the background having a good moan and there were slightly fewer finds today though there did seem to be more bone found then previously. The majority of team B’s day was taken up with a mix of public archaeology and also photography, which gave us a nice long break from digging I didn’t realise the amount of careful consideration that goes into every photograph that is taken and also the impact that we as archaeologist can have. Greatly looking forward to next week when we begin to get down to properly uncovering the archaeology and investigating different aspects of the site.