A soggy, but fun day, digging

By Rosa Dunkley

Today we prepared the pit, and began uncovering the layers with trowels and taking the excess material to sieve for finds.

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We then collected a finds tray and detected the spoil pile for any missed finds using a metal detector. We discovered a hearth and a patch of charcoal, and a total of 68p. Some of us drew specific timber beams by a scale of 1.10.

We were also visited by Martin, an original builder of the houses who was fascinated by our archaeological finds. It was great fun regardless of the weather!

Martin and Lucy visited the site- Martin was one of the people who built the house

Martin and Lucy visited the site- Martin was one of the people who built the house

The team digging in the rain

The team digging in the rain