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, 10 May 2016

Day 2: A sea of sweat and sorrow


After yesterday’s scorching heat, this morning was no different! Lots of sweaty diggers were working really hard to clear the mud that was soggy. I mean really soggy which meant that our feet got stuck... not so much fun! But the teams worked their butts off to clear their areas. Even the rain in the afternoon couldn’t deter us.


There’s a great group of people on the site and the atmosphere has been fantastic. Not even the pouring rain could wipe the smiles off people’s faces! So many laughs and jokes have been passed around and there will be some great stories throughout the dig, so stay posted! All the teams are finding various artefacts such as: bones, animal teeth, pottery, clay pipes and possibly some amber.

We’re finally getting somewhere with the remains of last year's backfill so fingers crossed that we’ll start to do some proper excavating in the next day or so. This may include finding more on the Roman road or the Medieval house... Can’t wait! 


Team B have tomorrow morning off so there will be some sort of lie in which sounds absolutely blissful at this moment in time! Let’s hope that when we get there tomorrow all the areas will be clear... fingers crossed.


Blogging again soon.


Rachel.





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