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Day 10 in Trench VIII began with mattocking and shovelling
to reveal the orange-y clay layer beneath, ultimately to expose the ditch,
which is believed to be Late Roman – Early Medieval, as it interrupts the Roman
road which runs to the Amphitheatre.
In the morning, we found a piece of Roman glass, which was
approximately 5cm in length, in addition to the usual finds of animal bone and
The afternoon was spent labelling previously cleaned finds
from Trench VIII.The finds were labelled
with a fountain pen and black ink, which was very fiddly!When we had finished labelling, we spent the
rest of the afternoon cleaning finds from other areas of the site, which
included lots of pottery and CBM (Ceramic Building Material).