The Young, the Old & the Legacy ...

The Young, the Old & the Legacy ...

Day 2 and 3, the era of the small finds

An exciting couple of days for our young archaeologists this Tuesday and Wednesday with finds aplenty and some fascinating research going on. Tuesday saw a sprinkle of rain in the morning, so we headed to the hall to make a start on the graffiti recording.  Thanks to our new heritage department iPad, some brilliant crayon rubbings and Mrs Lemottee and Emily’s photography skills, we are well on our way to creating our map and database!  We particularly enjoyed finding the boys in the register andusing detective skills to work out who had carved just initials!

Fortunately the rain passed over us and we were able to dig in the afternoon, but not before a visit from one of Sir Johns decendants, Peter Moore. The afternoon was very fruitful, with Nadia continuing her lucky streak as a small finds magnet, finding buttons, a doll’s face and even a carved marble figurine head! Hannah unearthed the decorative leg of a school desk and Alexander made a good heady with the final layer of bricks (and I have to mention rookie Lewis and his plate!)

Wednesday was lovely digging conditions, with Mr Lemottee almost finishing the edging ready to record the brick work and the team really working well together to find the last of the clay levels. The finds from the week were washed and allowed us to have a really good look at what we had found. Alexander had done some research around his bottle found onTuesday and was able to tell us that it would have contaand spirits and would have dated before 1943, and Clarice found out about brick manufacturers both modern and old.

Here is todays’s quiz, and well done to Emily H for getting all but one questtime right last time (a man made clay layer will have flecks of charcoal, CBM or other such materials in it).

1. What did Hannah use to clean her desk leg?

2. What colour were the ants?

3. What does it say on the headmaster’s door in the museum?

4. What was the cellar where the bar is used for?

5. What sport did Jen see at the Olympics?

 

Happy quizzing! :)

 
 

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