What have our students been finding in Trench 8 today?
We asked some of our students: “what is the most interesting thing they have found today?”
Sieving Team: Animal teeth and bones, probably sheep bones that come from context 8689 - which is the fill of a Saxon ditch.
Annabel: A big piece of bone and some other fragments, probably cow bone from the slot I'm digging through the Saxon ditch.
|Annabel and other students working on excavating the remaining fills of NNW-SSE Saxon ditch
Omar: A small piece of glazed pottery and glass fragments from cleaning this trench edge section through Tudor layers.
|Omar and Katrina cleaning the limit of excavation to show wall collapse and levelling layers relating to the construction of a The Crown Inn
Tudor Corner Team: A big piece of pottery and small sherd of pot dated by Chad as roughly to the 13/14th century and it seems it was used for cooking as the piece was burned. These are from context 8697, which is a Tudor layer that we think was below the pub building. Also from context 8707 we have cow bones and pieces of slag industrial waste.
Bella: I found some fragments of a very corroded copper alloy object in the terminal end of the Saxon ditch in context 8689.
|Bella and David cleaning the NNW terminal end of our Saxon ditch
Alex: Pig teeth in the construction cut for revetment wall 8190.
|Alex excavating a slot through the southern end of a construction cut for wall 8190
Lydia and Emma: a big piece of animal bone, but unfortunately as it is in the section, we cannot take it out until we draw it ☹
Tomorrow we will start drawing plans and sections for some of these areas have and our students will put their practical lessons to good use in the field!