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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Friday, 15 May 2015
Day 5: You can give a dog an old bone...
Day 5 was a great day. Firstly because it was my birthday secondly because all the groups came up with some pretty awesome finds and thirdly because Jenny brought cake.
Our group was levelling out a medieval layer ready for further excavation next week, of which in the process we discovered some pretty cool cattle teeth… that are MASSIVE! Seriously, my dentist always tells me I have big teeth; I’m going to have to correct him next time because these things were huge.
It was a pretty biological themed day, with lots of the groups finding fragments both large and small of animal bone, including Chiara who excavated what we believe to be a pig’s jaw with teeth still attached.
Cameron and Ross had a great day getting through a medieval rubbish pit that was found to contain a well-preserved cattle femur bone and some lovely antler. The boys and their bones became the running joke of the day; we just couldn’t get enough of them.
Excited to see what next week brings and praying that the foreboding inclement weather warnings are incorrect *does anti-rain dance*.