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Field Archaeologist Intern - Weeks 9: Pottery and animal bone


This week I continued work on the urban site in South Yorkshire. A couple of my classmates from the University of Sheffield have started work at Wessex and it’s great to see some new but familiar faces! Working with them on site has shown me just how much I have learnt in two months. The site is the earliest site that I have dug with Wessex, and it is part of an Iron Age settlement. I was working with one of my fellow Sheffield graduates when we found some pottery sherds; the first pieces of datable evidence recovered from site! It was nice to confirm the provisional Iron Age date of the site and bring to life the idea that the site was once a settlement lived in by people and their animals (of which we found some probable dog and young cattle bones).
By Hannah Holbrook


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