The big kiln clean up.

I’m afraid today’s post is an update from yesterday at I Dig Godolphin, and another post on today’s finds will follow later on. Two for the price of one! So first for yesterday’s update…

Our volunteer Louisa has started digging a ‘feature’ in trench B. This looks like a ditch that runs beneath the Late Medieval soil. This can only be seen as a slight difference in the colour of the soil, and shows how subtle some archaeology can be- it’s not always hunting for treasure!

Louisa excavates a ditch below the late medieval topsoil.

Louisa excavates a ditch below the late medieval topsoil.

A big clean up of the kiln has started in trench D, ready for being photographed and a survey today. We will then have to think about how we preserve the kiln under the soil, before trench is refilled next week.

The fully excavated kiln site.

The fully excavated kiln site.

Volunteers Keith and Graham carried on revealing the Cider House ramp yesterday. We have discovered late medieval tile and 19th century china/ironwork here!

Cleaning the ramp.

Cleaning the ramp.

It appears that our volunteers may have found the edge of the medieval Breage-Trescowe road in trench E, so almost the entire width is now visible.

Volunteers get to the edge of the medieval road.

Volunteers get to the edge of the medieval road.

To finish today’s blog we have a great action shot of our volunteer Chris swinging a mattock!

Chris swings a mattock.

Chris swings a mattock.

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