Day 9 – Excavation

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Hiding from the rain
Hiding from the rain

We are at the end of Day 9 of the excavations here at Brockhampton and what a wet few days we have had, leading to a couple of cancellations.

Despite this the dig progresses and with thanks to a couple of holiday groups our pile of artefacts have been nicely cleaned and are ready for the post-excavation analysis.

Between the rain clouds
Between the rain clouds

Between the breaks in the weather the excavations have improved and we are finally through the post-medieval landscaping horizon and though to features of older date. To top it all the medieval pottery fragments are on the increase 🙂



2 thoughts on “Day 9 – Excavation

    Niki W said:
    July 28, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    On Sunday, my daughter Elloise joined the Young Archeologists Club visiting the excavation. The plan was for them to get some hands on experience in the trenches, but unfortunately the rain meant that this had to be postponed. Elloise had a great time learning about the site, helping to clean some of the finds and exploring the newly opened areas of the house. She loved being able to carry a candle around the house, it didn’t detract for her by being a battery powered one! We’re hoping to visit again before the end of the dig, to discover what else has been unearthed. It would be great for you to include some pictures of finds in the blog. Keep up, or should I say down, the good work!


      catkinson132 responded:
      July 29, 2015 at 8:04 am

      I’m pleased Elloise had a great time and I hope you get the chance to come back and join in on the Dig. Good point on showing photos of finds, you are right, I shall get on the case. All the best


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