Bromborough Court Excavation: Week 4

Week 4 Excavation Round-up

Week Four has seen us continue drawing, photographing and describing the different features (cuts, potential post-holes, pits and ditches) emerging in Trenches 1, 3 and 4.

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Volunteer Sheila working on her first archaeological plan.

Volunteer, Sheila Lockwood, working on her first archaeological plan.

It is becoming clear that much of the activity that has occurred on site has been preserved in the clay, which makes identifying features reasonably easily. Unfortunately, we have no dating evidence yet that might help us make sense of this activity. However, we are very pleased with our discoveries to date, as it is the first time such evidence has been found on site. It is also giving our volunteers plenty of opportunity to learn a variety of new archaeological skills.

Jon excavating the fill of a potential cut preserved in the clay

Jon excavating the fill of a potential cut preserved in the clay

We also opened a new 5x1m trench. Our fifth on site. This has been sited to explore a series of low and high resistance results uncovered during the geophysical survey undertaken in the summer. The results might be geological but we are hoping they might be further evidence for human activity on site.

De-turfing Trench 5

De-turfing Trench 5

Our home-schoolers and their parents working through the topsoil.

Our home-schoolers and their parents working through the topsoil.

Pete rather pleased with his super straight trench edges!

Pete rather pleased with his super straight trench edges! Lets hope there is archaeology emerging next week.

Finally, a huge thanks to Laura for baking up a storm and keeping the troops well fed (especially Tony)!

Cup cakes!

Cup cakes!

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