On site today the ground has been baked akin to a fine pastry crust, ready for the arrival of some new people. Most of the Sheffield first-year students have left, but some new volunteers (external students both from the UK and further afield) are now working on site in their stead.
Long Gallery Update
|Intense elevation drawing of the plaster of the long gallery wall|
|Working like beavers|
|Zeus' beard says 'They're being recalcitrant!'|
|Tom loves planning|
In trench 20, we are continuing to expose the north-south aligned wall in the eastern end of the trench, and excavating the interface of a clay layer, context (20025). This has yielded a large amount of animal bone and pottery sherds (some of which may be Medieval or Tudor).
|The use of spoons is an integral part of archaeology, just ask Lily 'Potsmasher' Carhart. Here, Lily is cleaning the section of trench 20 using a variety of tools.|
|Foundation cut and possible disturbed wall being subjected to trowelling|
Wheelbarrow Olympics 2012 gold medalist potential there. Thanks to Beth for being our interviewee for the day.
Find Of The Day
Nat: "I'm only thinking what everyone's saying"
And with that gem of wisdom another day at the Manor is over!