News 2019-07-03 Planning & Excavation
As it looked like being another hot day Terry erected the gazebo for a planning meeting for our Annual Open Day this year at Winnall Mill in July (see our diary of events).
After the meeting, and while the team (not all represented) were still gathered together, this photo was taken to wish our distinguished member Dr Murray Andrews a very Happy Birthday (that's what the sign says).
Test Pit 12 context 2 with its rabbit hole on the left.
Work was continued on Test Pit 12 by a group of the ladies (not sure what the men were doing!). The soil in this trench had already proved hard going last week, and it continued to be a combination of very compacted soil and a mat of tree roots of varying sizes. Even with the addition of some splashed water it made very little impact. Finally by the end of the day a slightly softer, damper level was reached along with some of the first real finds, but it was still a struggle to attain the targetted second level, 20cms of depth.