Day seven – Misty morn

Golden Cap hidden by the rain clouds

Golden Cap hidden by the rain clouds

The rain stopped play for the morning, but there is always something to do even if not on site. I had time to sort out the finds and separate the pottery from the flint. I also reorganized the tool boxes ready for the next week of digging.

On a rainy day there is always the porta-cabin to hide in

On a rainy day there is always the porta-cabin to hide in

When the rain stopped I headed up to site and was soon joined by Allan. We carried on digging out the layer on the west side of the hearth/kiln/oven feature, even though it was tempting to start to excavate the possible burnt mound layer.

Alan hunting for flint tools

Allan hunting for flint tools

We were joined by a friendly visitor for the afternoon, looking for food!

A Lesser Black-backed Gull, looking for food

A Lesser Black-backed Gull, hoping for another biscuit crumb

We found lots more flint and this time it was very good quality, including reworked tools. We also found another sherd of pottery, this time very orange with a black core, quite different to what we have found already.

A lovely long blade

A lovely long blade

The scraper

A tool called a scraper

A small sherd of pottery

A small sherd of pottery

One thought on “Day seven – Misty morn

  1. Go Martin! Well done team. We are down there next week. Sorry to miss it all but I’ll be telling the children all about it. Susanna Austin (Create & Curate)

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