The following quote suitably sums up conditions today:
"The dust is murdering everyone on site." Charles Hay, 2011.
Long Gallery Update
Matt (ably assisted by Jon) had excavated a sondage (a small area of excavation inside a larger trench to aid investigation of specific features or areas) in trench 22 yesterday, and he is now recording it by producing section drawings.
|Jon is measuring the section of the sondage, so that Matt can draw it|
|Trowelling in trench 22|
|Charlie's beard says "Mnnphmnnnarghphnmmhph"|
In trench 20, the southern extension has been mattocked down to the same level as the rest of the trench.
|Nat LOVES mattocking|
|And here we have a series of small walls...|
|Some serious spoil heap management has been undertaken...|
So, what university are you from?
I'm from the University of Warwick.
What area of archaeology do you study?
I don't, I'm actually a dirty scientist, studying biology.
What area of archaeology interests you then?
I hope to go into forensic archaeology, and they require excavation experience which is why I'm here.
What kind of site would you hope to work on?
A mass grave.
What has been your find of the day?
Definitely a takeaway wrapper!
Thanks to Melissa for being an obliging interviewee!
This week has also seen the archaeobotany field school take place, and once again flotation has been continuing in the archaeology grotto...
|Is this a side effect of flotation? We think so...|
|Small bone needle from Trench 22|