In Trench 1 excavation continued with assistance from our volunteers, Caroline, Paddy and Gayle. More topsoil was excavated in order to further expose the flanker and associated layers of tumble. A photographic record of the trench at this stage has been made and a detailed scale plan of the trench has been started. This will be finished in the morning and context descriptions recorded, then excavation to the next stratigraphic level can commence.
In Trench 2 the morning was spent recording the uncovered section of wall and the associated tumble. Stuart and Gregory drew a scale plan of the trench carefully plotting all of the stones. After this was finished much of the afternoon was spent removing the tumbled stones and filling out context record sheets.
Hopefully the weather keeps up tomorrow.
If anyone is interested in getting involved in the excavation, contact Northwest Volunteers on 02871271017 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Visitors are also very welcome and one of our crew will be happy to give you a tour. We are having an open day tomorrow afternoon between 2pm and 4pm.
|Trench 1 by the end of the day|
|Planning Trench 2|
|Finished Plan of Trench 2|