Daily news and discoveries from the 2014 field school

Day 10 – Roe deer, antlers and sheep.

Friday 20th June 2014 Day 10 started with some animal bone being found by Darwin Culley in the ditch of the square feature in Trench 1. The second half of the graves had mostly been taken out by now, and so the people digging were allowed to continue at a steady pace until they found… Read more »

Day 9 – Skulls and Furnaces.

Thursday 19th June 2014 Everyone was hoping that today would be the day that the graves inside the square feature in Trench 1 would reveal skeletons. The features within the potential square barrow have been dug for just over a day now, and everyone is hoping that they do indeed turn out to be graves…. Read more »

Day 8 – Charcoal and Neolithic pottery.

Wednesday 18th June 2014 Today we were issued with a heat weather warning, so we had to make sure that everyone had plenty of water and break out of the sun. Trench 2 has shown the late Roman housing platforms coming along nicely. The Roman working hollow that overlies the Iron Age ditch is still… Read more »

Day 7 – Skulls and Wild Boar

Tuesday 17th June 2014 Luckily the animal bone specialist, Mark Maltby, was in site today, as some animal bone was found from the pit in the northern corner of Trench 1, which he was able to confirm that it was wild boar. A huge amount of domestic refuse is being excavated from the Roman working… Read more »

Day 6 – Rims and the Working Hollow

Monday 16th June 2014 As today started off with glorious sunshine, it was bound to be a good but hot day! It started off by having the square feature in Trench 1 shovel-scraped in order to clearly identify any features that may lie within it. This was important to do before the site got too… Read more »