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Day 19

The osteological remains of what is currently considered to be cow (likely the predominant bos longifrons), were discovered in the lower context of the terminal of a ditch in Trench B.  The remains consisted of several disarticulated vertebrae, as such, it is unclear whether the deposition of these remains are comparable in nature to those… Read more »

Day 7: recording features and conxtexts

Now that a week has past, the excavation of features is advancing; sections of several of the shallow features have been fully excavated. At this point, the excavated features (and their contexts) are recorded in a section drawing (scale 1:20) and in a plan drawing (scale 1:10). Section drawings are vertical records of archaeological features,… Read more »

Day 5: ‘its a hard rain’

Hard rain fall from the preceding night has dampened the trenches, creating a distinctive contrast between archaeological features and the Cretaceous chalk. The definition of the features and different context compositions within them was greatly increased and clear. The moisture in the soil caused it to become much more soft and permeable, enabling easier means of… Read more »

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 »