Thursday 21 June
Contributed by IAN
The clearing of topsoil has again being the order of the day in trench 1 (big trench) and progress has been made with the completion of this first but necessary phase of work in sight. We should be ready to move on in trench 1 by tomorrow morning break. There has also been an increase in the amount of prehistoric pottery being unearthed but is likely to be from the water wash from an earlier site that is located up hill from the current site. In trench 2 (L-Shaped trench) a ½ metre section is being excavated to help show the relationship of the different layers of archaeology to help determine how the rest of the trench should be excavated. Work also began today on clearing the topsoil of trench 3 (small trench) and a roman coin was found in the un-stratified material. Bone washing and wet sieving has again continued with steady progress. The weather has held out until the last half hour.