CAER 2017 Begins... Thursday 4th May!

CAER 2017 Begins... Thursday 4th May!
What will be uncovered this year?
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, 2 June 2015

Day 15: the final week begins

Day 15, and the beginning of our final week! 

It's a weird feeling. A feeling of sadness that after this week the excavation will finish. It has been a gruelling three weeks but has served only to strengthen friendships and muscles!

Today team D had our final finds session which consisted of us learning about the importance of record cards (for institutions who are not yet digitised) and recording small finds. This helps aid future data retrieval. Although, an artefact does not necessarily have to be small in order to be classified as a 'small find'. 

The purpose of a small find record is to record special and unique artefacts separately from other excavated material, which is recorded and treated differently during post-excavation analysis. An example of a small find would be a coin, which provides valuable dating evidence of a context.

Well this is my final post, so enjoy fellow archaeologists.


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