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, 27 May 2016
Day 14 – The rain and the road
So today got off to a wet and bleak start - but it soon picked up and got better as the morning progressed. It was back to digging out a fill near the edge of the trench, in which we managed to find bits of pottery, animal bone and a tooth. A section drawing of the feature was also taken, which triggered a very productive afternoon!
The lifting of the Roman road also continued today which led to a very large number of finds, these are going to take some serious sorting! We are also thinking there may be a possible cess pit, Jonathan had fun with the smells coming out of that.
We also had a couple of school visits today. They really enjoyed seeing some exciting finds and learning about the site in general. It’s really great to see young people engaging with archaeology!
Overall it's not been the most exciting day in Grosvenor Park but we have made some seriously good progress and looking forward to what else we can find in the reducing time we have left.
Dig Team A
The section that has been excavated and drawn today.
Sorting the very large amount of finds from the Roman road
Some dashing before and after shots of the Roman road
And the possible cess pit found today.
Beth, Becky, Shaun and Robyn