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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Saturday, 14 May 2016

Day 5: Touching new archaeology!

So it’s the end of our first week excavating, and after the endless amount of backfill being removed the whole site is finally getting down to new archaeology that has not been seen since its time of deposition, exciting! 

Our first week has been a success (though I think we have all learned our lessons about not wearing sun cream or hats) and everyone is getting to know the site really well and enjoying working on the different aspects of the excavation. 

All of the groups have started on their own sections and are uncovering quite a few exciting finds, the most talked about of the day being a Roman gaming piece, a tile with an indented paw print, a rosary bead and a lot of animal bone!

One of the edges of the Roman Road has now been revealed and defined while work to uncover the other side is still ongoing, with the aim to hopefully excavate underneath the road and road side ditches once they have been recorded. 

Group A have also uncovered a series of stones with surrounding burnt materials that may possibly be the remains of an oven, though at the moment we can only speculate.

The Friday feeling has grown as the day has gone on for all of the groups and I am sure that everyone is looking forward to a lie in tomorrow morning, but for now - pub, anyone? 

Bethany and Bryony 



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