Poised Above Roman?

The trench as I left it. Layer (4) ready to be excavated in the morning. The modern metal fixing for a washing line is the feature in the foreground.

The trench as I left it. Layer (4) ready to be excavated in the morning. The modern metal fixing for a washing line is the feature in the foreground.

This is my trench in the back garden of a cottage in a Dorset village today. I needed to be at an English Heritage meeting at Corfe Castle in the afternoon so I only had time to dig into the 18th/19th century. Things will get older as I get deeper. Back tomorrow so I should find out whether there are Roman remains near the bottom of my trench

I will let you know what I find.

In my finds tray at this level are the decorated handle for a jug. A bone knife handle, some hand made nails and tobacco pipe stem fragments.

Finds from layer 3 trench A. The deepest and oldest so far. A mix of 18th and 19th century objects. Can you spot knife handle, tobacco pipe stem, rim of a small bottle, nails.

Finds from layer 3 trench A. The deepest and oldest so far. A mix of 18th and 19th century objects. Can you spot knife handle, tobacco pipe stem, rim of a small bottle, nails.

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