Wednesday, April 4, 2007

New back garden dig for 2007

After conducting archaeological digs in the back garden in 2003, 2004 and 2005, I had to have a break in 2006 (at least I was able to fill in the trench left open from 2005). This year, 2007, I made an early start and opened a test pit (1 metre square) on Monday 26 March. I will explain its purpose in a future post.

I have written about some of the previous digs on the village's local history website.

I moved the first 2 layers of the new dig (each 10 centimetres deep) with a shovel and riddled the soil. Thereafter I started trowelling.

Layer 4 is usually where the fun starts but I found some interesting pieces of pottery in layer 3 ...

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