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Amy Gray Jones
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Day 17
Friday madness, ice lollies and the pub! Jess reports … Friday morning dawned bright and sunny yet again, and
students buzzed around the site filled with the “Friday Madness”. It's Friday!! Team A spent the morning keeping cool in the shade of the
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Some highlights from this
year's finds...join us for our Open afternoon, Tuesday 30th May from 1.30pm to hear more... This carved stone, probably an architectural fragment of Norman date , has just started to be uncovered in our new trench where it has been...
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Day 15 and 16 have been scorchers but we're still working hard…we host some visitors and the surface of the Roman road is reached... Emily… Today brought more sun and
more finds, group E spent the morning doing our last finds session where we
completed our ...
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Day 14
and things are hotting up on site… Jack… Today's main site lesson was the use of sun-cream! It was a very hot day on
site making all the soil types incredibly dry and hard to excavate through.
This didn’t stop our group though as we started to excava...
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13 brings animal magic and marks the start of our last full week of digging… Sarah... The last week begins! A morning clearing up the newly
exposed brick feature in trench 8 with large numbers of animal bones being
recovered and saved from the mattock b...
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Day 12 Finds and features for a feel good Friday! Matt,
Abbi and Amelia report… Matt... Friday morning saw Neil and I mattocking away at the
densest part of the demolition layer in Trench VIII, with detectorist Colin
nimbly avoiding the swinging blades to c...
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Day 11 Rain's about? All-in-One’s out! Jess and Sophie
tell us how archaeologist’s cope with the British weather… Jess… For today’s archaeologists, it was a typical British
Summer’s day; we all rocked up to site keeping cool with sleeveless tops and
cold co...
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Day 10 Ben and Steph report on a damp but productive day… Ben… Wednesday was another damp day, but the weather didn't
stop us unearthing some great finds! Matt and I found keys (still no locks
though), but the star find of today has to be the four dice dug ...
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Day 9
on the training dig and Megan comes face to face with a lion! Megan… The rain this morning made working in the uneven, old
trench difficult, so half of Team C moved over in to this year's new trench
where they had reached a 17th century context. Our d...
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Day 8 metalling and metal detectors…Jack and Pauline
report on the start of a new week and uncovering a new section of Roman road... Jack… It's the start of a new week and after a successful week
last week our team was ready to continue with the further exc...
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