Another hot and humid day in the trenches, lots of water breaks and fights for a shady spot. Despite the heat all the diggers worked hard and now all the turf is up and the concrete is well on its way to the skip.
Once the turf had gone, it was cleaning back time, to remove all the last of the top soil and gravel and early tarmac! It was sat on top of a sandy loamy soil which had once been the old ground surface, as archaeologist say it just ‘peels off’ onto this stone free layer, lovely 🙂
We found a few stray tesserae, box tile fragments and a largish sherd of pottery, all in the top soil so far. Looking at a picture from the end of yesterday and one from now its amazing what a difference a day can make to a site, when you have good workers. Hope they have not worn themselves out today! there maybe a few stiff joints and sore muscles, and not just me 🙂