Little Fluffy Clouds “They were beautiful, the most beautiful skies as a matter of fact” – Summer Dig Day 7

Today the weather was scorchio! And there were plenty of people out to dig under little fluffy clouds (header image & below).

T1 from T2 - some locals up the back come to whats doing

T1 from T2 – some locals up the back come to see whats doing


Slab structure from the West

Slab structure from the West


Things were happening in both trenches today & our trainees are learning fast. Trench 2 has had the slab lined feature cleaned up (see above – & below with approximate alignment of the slab line structure marked by the ranging rods on the ground) and removed.
Trench 2 NW corner - conjectured alignment of the slab line structure

Trench 2 NW corner – conjectured alignment of the slab lined structure


The new context (3) has been lowered & levelled (see below). There are very few finds in this context – just one in fact, a pancheon sherd.
T2 C3

T2 C3


Trench 1 East facing section

Trench 1 East facing section


Context 3 in Trench 1 continues downward (see section photo above). The nature of the context and depth means it is no longer a place for beginners. The rest of T1 is still fine and progress through Context 1 has slowed due the amount of bone now being found. The upside of this is that it has afforded the opportunity for people to learn how to excavate & lift fragile bone. Made up a few more doggy bags to take home today. One containing half a leg & the other a skull (see below).
Dog skull 2  - Cerberus or buses, there must a third mustn't there?

Dog skull 2 – Cerberus or buses, either way there must a third mustn’t there?


Find of the day was voted on in the end and went (obviously) to another debutante – its a rather sweet little ceramic applied vessel decoration in the form of an acanthus leaf.
Find Of The Day - ceramic applied vessel decoration (acanthus)

Find Of The Day – ceramic applied vessel decoration (acanthus)


One more full day of digging left then backfilling Sunday – all help gratefully appreciated.

2 thoughts on “Little Fluffy Clouds “They were beautiful, the most beautiful skies as a matter of fact” – Summer Dig Day 7

  1. David M

    Thoroughly enjoying the series of updates. Many thanks Alex for writing them up after a hard day’s excavation. David

  2. Stephanie

    Super day Alex. Thank you to all the team for allowing us to assist. We learnt so much today and throughly enjoyed it.

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