Monthly Archives: July 2019

Gestingthorpe Dig Update

We had two digging days in June;  the first was rather wet, the other a sublime summer day. Read on to find out what happened…

David and Peter exposed flints in our new trench ‘H24’. The latter is approximately 10 meters from G26. Are the cobbles a continuation of those unearthed in G26—or are they are different feature? Hopefully we’ll find out soon!  

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David and Peter in H24

Steve and Stephen have been investigating the black sooty area in G26, finding pottery, burnt clay and degraded bone. They’ve dug a slot, which may indicate the profile of the ditch below.

 

Christine, Diana, Jan, Jane, Mary, Pam and Sarah have been working in Trench C, possibly exposing a dark ‘ditch like’ feature that may cross our original trench.

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Jane and Diana investigating the ditch like feature
The next two events at Hill Farm, are the ‘Pottery and Finds Processing’ afternoon on Thursday, July 4th, from 3 to 7.00 p.m.

On Monday July 8th, there is another ‘Dig Day’, 9.30 to 4.00, this will probably be the last before the harvest.

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