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Thursday, 8 May 2014
Day Two - Cutting 4 and 5 showing potential
Day 2 was a wet one. Despite this we are making good
Cutting 4 is looking good and there definitely seems to be a wall
here with collapse either side. Also the soils around this are quite
charcoal-rich so we seem to have come down onto a good occupation level here.
Cutting 4 following removal of sod
Cutting 5 is producing a good range of finds from the
initial clean back (after the sod was removed). Lots of clay pipe fragments
(probably 17th century) are popping up as well as glazed and
un-glazed pottery! Its safe to say that the item in the top left of the finds
tray might be a bit more recent though…