Despite gloomy forecasts we didn't get more than a few drops of rain today. Perfect digging weather!
The outer ditch continues to provide us with lots of metalworking evidence including today another fragment of a stone crucible stand or mortar with some possible red enamel and copper alloy stuck to it. We had some great mould fragments for pins, too.
|Digging the outer ditch in the shadow of Tap o'Noth.|
In Trench 4, work on one of the palisade postholes revealed a cache of unburnt bone (cattle) in the post-pipe. We had a similar cache of bone in another palisade posthole in 2012 - and that feature had a lovely brooch mould at the bottom. We await this posthole's excavation with anticipation!
|Lifting the animal bone in a palisade posthole.|
And just in case you thought we were all business this year.... Here is Dan modelling Oskar's solution to trample in our nice clean trenches.