Day six began with a visit from the lovely Gwladys Street Primary school.
They had learned about dinosaurs and the Egyptians in class and had even done their own little archaeology dig in their school grounds.
They really enjoyed their time in Calderstones and getting to see our archeologists at work!
After the weather yesterday it was great to see all the volunteers out in force even though the trenches were quite damp…
And needed some remiedial work: enter Jeff with the ladle.
The job this morning was finishing off the planning of Trench 1.
Before mattocking began…
We had some nice finds including a clay pipe stem with mouthpiece.
A pretty glass bottle.
And ta da! Fran cleared out her crisp packet filled feature to find what looked like a lovely post-hole filled with a base of stones. Could this be evidence of a structure of some sort?
The careful planning of the trench resulted in Hannah and Jude creating this beautiful trench plan.
On with the digging!