Today’s challenge: the Day After The School Disco Night at the Calleva Arms…..the majority of my site descended on the pub on Saturday evening in a whiff of school uniforms, leather jackets and pigtails. Sunday suffered because of it!
But I had a nice quiet day after the busy Open Day – a chance to look at the archaeology on site and think about the week ahead.
First onto Insula III….here the archaeology is steaming ahead. With the recognition of how little methodology the Victorians employed, Jenni and her team are able to recognise the Victorian interventions and begin to empty them systematically.
Helena was fortunate enough to find a coin….and a jet bead……Insula III is producing a number of very nice finds, missed by the Victorian excavators.
The bulrushes are still flourishing in the Iron Age ditch! And Sarah and Su’s team with Liz, Elanor, Rhiannon and Gareth leading the way have cleared a large swathe of the site, leaving the Iron Age archaeology beautifully recorded.
Now over to Matt’s area. The roundhouse found and excavated by Tony, Tom and Tom, just below the Roman street is being recorded.
We are puzzled by these linear features running east-west beneath the north-south aligned Roman street in Edoardo’s area:
In Nick’s area the east-west aligned building with the superbly preserved clay hearth is being cleaned:
And in Hen’s area, the northern half is being stripped to natural deposits in order to investigate the Iron Age archaeology cut into it – postholes, linear features and slots abound! What do they all mean?
Meanwhile Elise gave a talk on our recent finds to Charlotte Fulford’s choir:
and Cindy found my Diet Coke friend: