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Week 2 begins with some spring cleaning...

18 May 2015 18:33
Week two of our dig started poorly..... I lost a bet to Dan.

This however didn't dampen my spirits for the days activities as today was the first day of post excavation with the finds. We were only cleaning the finds today, which for the first couple of hours was very therapeutic. Mine and Ross' boasting over our horn finds started to deteriorate during this activity as cleaning them took a long time and was extremely tedious and annoying as the dirt got into every nook and cranny. Also, towards the end of the session our hands became so wrinkly that it became very uncomfortable to wash the artefacts.

Luckily I missed the showers, which the other groups got hit with in the morning and the sun came out for the afternoon. We carried on excavating our designated areas, and it was business as usual really. Our finds were typically of animal bone and pottery sherds, although it seemed as though Harry and Hannah had come across quite the find - a large animal bone, possibly from a cattle. Their group also uncovered what appeared to be a sherd from a ceramic jug which was thought to hold ale.

The mysterious mud thrower was at large again today, Ross is the prime suspect so far.

Onwards and upwards to the next day, and hopefully we will get our first slip soon...