The challenge this morning was for each trench team to reach the bottom of their ditch (carefully though – no finds or features in the ditch fill to be missed!) The results brought out some interesting differences between the two ditches.
In Trench 1, the team strove to reach the bottom out the ditch, which was clearly cut into the chalk bedrock with a ‘V’ shaped profile. A thin dark brown layer down the sides of the ditch was the first trickle of soil which had fallen into the ditch after it was first cut; this shows clearly in the section, as in this photo.
Fragments of animal bone and snail shells came out of the lower layers of silt in the ditch, but no other finds. In this section a piece of animal bone is sticking out of the side of the trench.
The Trench 2 team had a…
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