Saturday, 10 July 2010

July 9 -

Work continued apace over the past two days and at the end of the work week, pits had been half sectioned and recorded. Half sectioning involves removing half of the soil to see the extent of the feature, which is then drawn in detail so that the record of it can be preserved. A good description of this can be found here.

We will have one day off, then begin again on Sunday morning. It has been a really good week, and the Directors seem pleased with the progress. We have had a few interesting finds, including a Late Roman decorated bit of bone, possibly a comb fragment, or piece of furniture inlay.

Also a spindlewhorl used in textile production, probably early Saxon, and a bone pin.

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