Monday, 8 July 2013

Beginning Week 2!

After a restful Saturday away from the trench, we returned on Sunday to battle the heat and pursue some more archaeology. 
We not only more clearly defined our Roman wall footings but also found a row of iron nails (here represented by the line of white tags) which were probably left by the decomposition of a timber part of the structure.  
Also, this bronze coin of Gratian, Roman emperor from AD 367-375
Monday brought it's own rewards - a lovely bronze brooch which is probably 3rd century in date, although we will confirm this after some research. 
One of our Directors, Professor Helena Hamerow, joined the students in the trench despite the hot sun. 
They all made excellent progress as we dig down through the Late Roman layers. 

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