Archaeology in Grosvenor Park: A blog about our activities and discoveries related to excavations in Grosvenor Park near the Amphitheatre, Chester, UK, carried out by University of Chester undergraduate archaeologists. Excavation is from the 3rd of May 2018 for four weeks.
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Day 10 Ben and Steph report on a damp but productive day…
Wednesday was another damp day, but the weather didn't
stop us unearthing some great finds! Matt and I found keys (still no locks
though), but the star find of today has to be the four dice dug out of the
building's hearth (evidently a poor roll). They were probably used for a game
like Hazard, but I'm holding out for Dungeons and Dragons.
Four bone dice
It was a chilly day on site for day 10 of the dig, with a
bit of rain, but still plenty of work was going on. Team A spent the morning
planning and drawing sections on site to record the Roman features we have
discovered. In the afternoon we were finds processing, practicing marking finds
with the site code and context number, ready for specialists to look at. The
finds being washed and marked included clay pipe, pottery, roof and floor tile
and building material. Other groups also planned parts of the site and
continued to excavate. Hopefully the sun will come out tomorrow!