Chris’ cross-section… he’s making progress!

Thanks to all of Chris’ hard work, lots of progress has been made on trench A. By cutting a cross-section through the trench, we hope to find out when the ridge first existed in the orchard, and why it might have been there. This cross-section will also provide information on the movement of the soil. Through looking at finds in different layers, we will be able to date these changes and further understand the different uses of the orchard in the past.

Chris gets closer to completing his cross-section in trench A

Chris gets closer to completing his cross-section in trench A

Meanwhile, in trench B an unusual stone arrangement has been uncovered. If you have any ideas as to what this might be, please leave a comment or contact us on our facebook or twitter pages…

Cleaning the stones in trench B.

Cleaning the stones in trench B.

An unusual stone arrangement in trench B

An unusual stone arrangement in trench B.

To continue with our pottery theme, we have now uncovered the base of the kiln from the Cider House Pottery.

The base of the pottery's kiln is uncovered.

The base of the pottery’s kiln is uncovered.

We’ve sadly had to say goodbye to one of our dig volunteers today, as Cathy (who uncovered our selection of horseshoes!) is travelling the 3357 miles back to Canada! We’ve had a great time with her at I Dig Godolphin, and hopefully she will be back to dig here again in the not too distant future.

2 thoughts on “Chris’ cross-section… he’s making progress!

  1. Is the line of stones in Trench B hollow, or is there some sort of pipe inside? Perhaps this was taking water either to a water feature or to a trough for the horses?

    • Hi Tony, there is no pipe inside, but Nancy the archaeologist agrees with you that it may be some sort of a drainage system. You’ll have to come and have a look next time you’re in!

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