Fridays are always hard - especially for archaeologists thinking of the weekend to come after a long week of cleaning hard clay off of only slightly harder stone. However, despite this, progress was made in trench IV. The Roman road running through the centre of the trench was cleaned using brushes (sorry Julie!) allowing the stones to be defined in the soil.
A metal ring was found in this Roman context which was possibly used to fasten an item of clothing. It is incredibly tiny so nearly ended up in the spoil heap, but fortunately keen eyes caught it just in time.
A possible whetstone was also found next to the Roman road in a layer of infill that looked like it had possibly imported.