Day One: The team makes short work of backfill
We kick off with two fresh archaeologists' views on their first day on site! Some pics hopefully to come soon!
Laura becomes OK with dirt and is impressed by the finds so far:
Today, was the first day of the 2014 Chester Archaeological dig in Grosvenor Park. There was a lot of anticipation and excitement for today’s dig and we weren’t disappointed! The sun was shining and the spades were working away and everybody enjoyed doing so.
Jess becomes one with the mattock and even appreciates rain!:
This is the first day of the 2014 Grosvenor Park training dig and this year’s group of second years got to the site filled with anticipation and excitement to get some practical experience! Introductions to the site and the staff took place in the Mess Room before we headed out to the site. It wasn’t long before we found ourselves, shovel, mattock, and wheel barrow in hand getting stuck in! Clearing the backfill from the previous year’s excavations was today’s task, and it was testing labour but successful.