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Day 19: A glorious yet sad day

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So the final day of the dig arrived, and it was a glorious yet sad day. The morning consisted of removing as much of the ditch fill as we could before lunch, as the trench needed to be photographed after.
Yesterday I said that there could be a mysterious Roman pit within the southern end of the ditch. Unfortunately time ran out before we could excavate it, however, whilst cleaning that portion of the ditch (for the photograph!) it has become clearer. There appears to be two separate pits, one which is thought to be a gap in the medieval ditch (maybe an entrance), and the other is still thought at this time to be Roman in date. Next year’s second years will now have to solve the mystery! 
Even though we only had the morning to make some more discoveries before putting the site to bed for the next year, some interesting finds were still found! Another sherd of our Cistercian ware‘portable brewery’ was found, and another large mammal skull was discovered at the northern end of the medieval…