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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Tuesday, 26 May 2015
Day 11: Eyuuuuuup! 'thother blog by Tha Yorkshire lass
Today started slow, after a three day weekend and an essay, aye it began a bit slow BUT we got back into the swing of it by first break. Although somebody did fall asleep *COUGH* Kate *COUGH* ('told lass dint get much kip')
The weather today was 'orate', a little sunny in places sometimes cloudy and a bit chilly through the day. Today my task was to finish removing and level a specific area on site, to see what on earth these suspicious rocks are, and once I get it all removed we might be able to see! So keep Tha eye on the blog folks and keep reading. I did not get a lot of finds, a few small bones and bits of reddish ceramics but its nice to be out and excavating anyway.
While I kept busy, Kate, Megan and Ellen started removing a clay deposit that had previously taken two days to make a site drawing and taken levels off. So I think they thoroughly enjoyed removing it after waiting so long. After not long I heard excitement as they unveiled a rib, a shoulder bone and a floor tile. Not to mention an infused neck bone! You know what that means? That means that specific one is from a 'bearn' (a younger animal). Great find, but they are gunna' need a wesh! Not the folks like, the bones, then again we are pretty mud stained ourselves. Not today mind, that will be for another day.
Don't forget to come see us in the park, the weather has not been bad and we are always happy to tall to our 'adoring public'.