Monthly Archives: May 2012

Group G blog entry, Day 8, Monday 14th May

 After an unexpectedly long weekend break from digging because of the nasty rain, today’s outlook was pretty positive; The bad weather stayed away although it’s damage could be seen as it had caused the balk of one deep ditch cut … Continue reading

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The one with the biggest piece of Iron Age pottery

It was the first day back on site since after the heavy rains the week before, whereupon excavation had been cancelled. Luckily due to nice summery weather over the weekend the site had dried up. Across the wall from where … Continue reading

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Group F blog entry, 15th May.

Whilst many of group F were digging out palisade slots, I was excavating the far ditch in the AG trench with members from another group. Firstly, we had to remove the bulldozed rampart. This brought us to a layer of … Continue reading

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Group J – 10 May 2012

After Tuesday’s development in our trench, we were looking forward to discover what may lie under the previously excavated soil.  Our surprise wasn’t small on Thursday morning when we arrived at Boltby Scar to be informed by Prof Powlesland that … Continue reading

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Group G – 10 May 2012

Blog Entry Group G   On arriving at Boltby Scar, after our Wednesday off, we were told no excavation were to take place because of the heavy rain in the area. Much to our disappointment we learned that the trenches … Continue reading

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Boltby Scar talk tonight at Sutton Bank.

Just a reminder that Professor Dominic Powlesland is giving a talk on excavations past and very present tonight. It takes place at Sutton Bank National Park Centre at 7pm. To book a FREE place call 01439 772738. See you there!

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Group J – 8 May 2012

After being split into two groups at the end of the previous week, we set about working on two different trenches. Four of us began work on excavating what had previously been regarded as a long barrow; however suspicions arose … Continue reading

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