Day 10

Work today was made extremely difficult by the high heat and strong
sun.  In Trench 1, particularly, the depth of several metres and sun
shining off the surface of the ditch sides made the temperatures even
higher than on the ground.  Despite this, final drawings and measurements were completed by our professional team of archaeologists…

Attention has now turned to completing work on Trench 2.   Our volunteers helped take a number of layers of soil off, more clearly exposing the steep sides of the ditch.  As they worked through the fill, they uncovered more pottery, burnt bone, large pieces of animal bone and complete molar teeth, and lots and lots of charcoal.  A good stratigraphy is emerging which will help with interpreting the story of this feature. We hope that we’ll reach the bottom of Trench 2 tomorrow.

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