Daily news and discoveries from the 2014 field school

Award Winners 2014 – The Durotriges Project Team

Congratulations to the Durotriges Project Team who were the stand out nominees for the best collaborative team award. The winners of the Vice-Chancellor’s Staff Awards 2014 were announced at a prestigious ceremony held on the evening of 27 November 2014 in Kimmeridge House. Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Vinney recognised the achievements of shortlisted staff, along with those… Read more »

Day 19 – Possible postholes and filming

Thursday 3rd July 2014 All top soil is now removed from Trench 3, which leaves students to start troweling back. An unusual array of finds have been coming up, including working flint, pottery and modern wire. This shows just how much deep soil ploughing can affect the stratigraphy of features, making it hard to date… Read more »

Day 18 – More ditches and flint knapping

Wednesday 2nd July 2014 Further work is still being done in Trench 3 today. Due to the topsoil not being removed beforehand, the students digging it have to remove it all by hand in order to be able to determine the features that lie under the top soil. The crossover of two ditches may be… Read more »

Day 17 – The sunken feature and washing ‘Pebble’

Tuesday 1st July 2014 Excavations in Trench 3 continued today. Because the students are having to remove the top soil by hand it is taking a while to get don yo the chalk in order to identify any features within the trench. It is hoped that Trench 3 will reveal the turning point for two… Read more »

Day 16 – Square ditch and lots of topsoil!

Monday 30th June 2014 The focus of Trench 1 now is primarily digging out all the sections of the square feature ditch. Miles Russell was hoping to get some dating evidence that we can use to date the filling of the ditch, but unfortunately nothing has yet to be revealed. No coins have been found… Read more »