Day One – Down, down deeper and down ….

The day started with a cool breeze and a geophysics survey, Martin and Charlie were already on the hill, my duties were to sort out the porta-cabin  and open the gate for Clive the wonderful digger driver, who did a fantastic job when we dug on Golden Cap. With the arrival of Fay and Carol we had most of the coastal team back together 🙂

Martin and Charlie in the distance

Martin and Charlie in the distance

Having measured how far down the cliff the burnt material was, we knew we had to get Clive to keep going untill we found the burnt layer, at least a meter and a half deep. We started to find worked flint and even some pottery in the softer charcoal flecked layer, we had evidence of human activity, hurrah! There was even a chunk of Kimmeridge shale from about 45 miles further east along the coast. Tomorrow we will post pictures of the finds.

The turf is removed

The turf is removed Golden Cap n the distance

We  dug a test hole to see how far down we still had to go

We dug a test hole to see how far down we still had to go

We decided to only go down deeper in half the trench, with a option to extend if we needed to

We decided to only go down deeper in half the trench, with an option to extend if we needed to

An amazing place to dig!

An amazing place to dig!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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