Max Gate Day 4

Eleanor and Poppy joined us and together in a line we cleaned back onto the chalk in our large trench.

Just a corner of the trench to be cleaned to chalk now. Sarah on the right is half -sectioning the pit.

Tomorrow afternoon the photogrammetric surveyors will come and the trench needs to be ready for final recording.

The last part is very rooty as there is a fir tree beside the trench.

Sarah began to half section one of the pits.

In Rob and Carol’s trench, the prehistoric ditch in front of Max Gate front door is deep and looks like it is one of the Neolithic enclosure pits. We decided to make it longer and broader to enable us to see more of it. Several more flints in the filling but no bone or charcoal yet large enough for a C14 date.

Rob expanding the trench in front of the door of Max Gate, which has found a prehistoric pit.

In the evening a zoom talk with Wessex Museums. David in Devizes and Harriet, Michelle and I in Thomas Hardy’s writing study. A great place to hear of Hardy’s archaeology and to talk about our latest discoveries.

Some said they would visit tomorrow…our last day on site.

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