Day 7 (21/09/04)

Practical Archaeology Course 2004: Week Two Day Two


21st September

Undeterred by strong winds and a chill in the air, everyone arrived eager to get back to the fieldwork they had started yesterday afternoon.
Most of the work took place in Trench 1, continuing the excavation of the numerous postholes visible there. The packing material used for the posts was made up of poorly worked flint cores which suggest the holes date to the late Iron Age.
In the afternoon, Stephanie Knight, Project Officer at Wessex Archaeology, led a workshop on animal bone – a taste of a complicated subject whetted the appetite to find a burial of some sort!