Day 11 - Charcoal ahoy!
Day 12 continues excavation on the long house, and a message from Mairead.
Day 13 - three more trenches and a trip to Mazon Wath Chambered Burial Cairn.
Day 14 - Onwards with trenches 14, 15, and 16.
Day 15 - drone survey results and a barbed and tanged arrowhead!
The final day of season 1
Day 5 and work is well underway to reveal the secrets of the longhouse at the Little Asby community dig.
How archaeological evaluation, surveying, excavation and monitoring records information for the future
Day 6 and the northern weather decided to not play fair. Regardless, the volunteers worked hard and made great progress. Trench A looks fantastic!
Day 7 already of Season 2 at Little Asby community dig. Today brought us sun, rainbows and rain.
Day 8 and the open day has arrived at Little Asby.
Day 9 and the sun has got his hat on. The volunteers were busy recording, cleaning and sampling.
Day 10 at Little Asby and the excavations are well underway.
The team have started by digging an impressive 110 trial trenches across the northern fields of the site to ground truth the results of previous surveys.
The word ‘archaeology’ conjures up many images, often involving muddy trenches, hunting for treasure, and digging up bones. As a buildings archaeologist, the work we do is very, very different and doesn’t usually involve digging holes in the ground.
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