Day 2 began with a down pour and an ominous forecast, but steadily improved throughout the day to end in glorious sunshine.
After an introduction for our new volunteers and an update for those returning from last season progress continues in Trench A, where Liz and Linda continued cleaning operations ably assisted by the return of Simon from Season 1. The team have now exposed the enclosure wall in plan and defined the south-western end wall of the longhouse and as expected it does appear to abut the enclosure. A spread of rubble to its north-east suggests the south-western corner of the longhouse collapsed down slope and into the interior of the building. It was from amongst this rubble that yesterdays pottery was retrieved and it holds promise that a floor surface might be preserved beneath this spread. Hopefully we will begin recording in this trench tomorrow before we remove this rubble.
In Trench B de-turfing was completed at the close of play yesterday and cleaning could now begin in here too with Perry, Roger, Jane and Keith, all veterans of last year’s campaign, working the trench together. The terminal end of the buildings crosswall has now been exposed but as yet the jury is still out on whether we have actually identified the doorway, perhaps tomorrow will reveal more?
Lets see what tomorrow holds!
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