April 28 Day – Day 2

datePosted on 14:17, April 28th, 2017

April 28 – Day Two

Its day two, and things are get interesting. Deepening of the trenches have seen the discovery of interesting artifacts and feratures. See the videos below for interviews with the dig participants today.

David Spurling interviews Dr John Crook about some of the finds made this morning:

Interview with Justine on of the house owners:

 Edward Fennel interviews Dr John Crook in the early afternoon:

Edward Fennel interviews Colin, one of the volunteer diggers:

 Edward Fennel interviews Colin, one of the volunteer diggers:

As the video clips show, the day was the familiar roller coaster of experiences typical of a Day 2. Was it archaeology, or just some builders rubble? was it medieval walling. or just demolition material? The roller coater was in full operation as we cycled between the periods. what was undeniable was that the 50 participants over the day – some as young ad 5, all hororoughly enjoyed, what was for a lot of them, their first experience of archaeology. A quick check of feedback forms showed most wanted to take part in another dig within 6 months.

This coincided with offers from no less than two house holders in King Alfred Terrace offering us their garden sfo digging – or did they just want the vegetable patch dug?

Star finds included two fragments of medieval encaustic tile, much to the delight of Dave Stewart, the Hyde900 medieval tile expert



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