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2014 Season Begins in May!

Well, we are polishing up the kit, sharpening trowels and getting ready to welcome a new batch of 2nd year archaeologists to the joys of digging in Grosvenor Park, Chester!

Our field season begins the first week in May (on Tuesday the 6th) and will run Monday - Friday for 4 weeks (not including bank holidays).  We are aiming for an Open Day in the final week (week of May 26th) so keep your eyes open.

Fingers crossed we'll have decent weather, great archaeology and a good team.  Many of the usual characters are back, but with a whole new crop of student diggers who will be regularly blogging about their experiences and what's happening on site.

Things we are looking into this year:

  • Trying to figure out the tricky remains of our late medieval to early post-medieval timber structure.
  • Revealing the plan of the medieval masonry building to see if we can figure out its purpose
  • Investigate further some ditches on site to see if they are related to this medieval building
  • Look further into the potential for Roman period remains on either side of our Roman road
  • Collect artefactual and environmental evidence to inform us about the groups using and living in this area
So, we have plenty to do! It's amazing how much archaeology you can fit in a small space! We hope you have time to stop by and say hello and visit our Open Day - or if you can't stop by in person that you enjoy the blog updates and feel free to comment!

CAER 2014