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

It’s 2016 and the site is back open!


Today has mostly been about shifting as much dirt as possible and not melting in the 24 degree heat! The primary objective of the day was to introduce ourselves to the site and tidy it up so that we can continue from work carried out last year. 

Waiting to get started
The trench at the start of the day










After some hard work, a lot of the past years surface can be seen and soon it will be time to peel back the protective layer put down last year and really get stuck into investigating some exiting features, like the medieval house and the continuation of a previously excavated Roman road! We are really excited to get some serious excavating done and fingers crossed the weather holds out. 


Shifting dirt!
Today as a whole we learnt some basics to shifting mud, and that sun cream is important.



There’s a lovely bunch of people on site, and some serious characters, so there could be some good stories to come out of the year!






For today, it’s over and out! We look forward to the rest of the dig.

Trench at end of Day 1: Progress!


-Becky and Robyn

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