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, 30 May 2013

Tuesday 28th (continued!)

Maeve reflect's on Tuesday's events...

Tuesday was a pretty fun day, despite it consisting of rain, mud and more mud. In the morning me, Cat, Jay and Dan were taught how to do geophysics with Amy and Meggen (who we were all happy to see!). We measured and set up the ropes and the resistivity machine adjacent to the site. This was to try and determine how far the features seen in the trench continue across the park. However we had some problems with the machine as the ground was too compact, so this will be continued another day.

It was open afternoon after lunch and while some people were giving tours and washing finds me and Cat were still trowelling in the pouring rain. Our finds mostly consisted of bone and tiny fragments of pottery and after around 2 hours of trowelling we were slowly starting to sink into the mud! We swapped with some others so we could do finds after this and enjoyed talking to the public about our finds (in a nice dry tent!). Despite being covered head to foot in mud every other day, I will definitely miss the site on Friday when we finish the excavation L
Maeve (in light blue) and Cat (in pink) working hard in the trench despite the rain

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