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Day 9 started with relief in trench IV after the night's rain
softened previously concrete-like clay, making uncovering the Roman road and
roadside ditch much easier.
Trench IV by the end of the day
The most exciting find was the discovery of our first Roman
coin of the year, which will provide dating evidence for the area. Plenty of
other finds came out of the trench, including high amounts of animal bone,
pottery, ceramic building material and iron nails.
This afternoon brought drama to Team B’s finds workshop when we tried to help a trapped bird
out of the Lodge in Grosvenor Park, resulting in it landing on Els and Sophie’s
heads, feeling like a scene out of Alfred Hitchcock’s,
The Birds. On a more serious note, we were learning the importance of marking
finds, using a fountain nib and dipping ink, giving it an antiquarian feel.
Archaeology Society hoodies!
Finally, during our afternoon
break, the University’s Archaeology Society posed for a photo shoot in their