The Young, the Old & the Legacy ...

The Young, the Old & the Legacy ...

Kegworth excavtions draws to an end

Afternoon all,

Unfortunately, the weather was dreadful on the final day of excavation! But this did not dampen the spirits of the weather hardy newbie archaeologists and fully gale force tested experts as the morning entailed more digging, finds processing and recording. As the miserable afternoon trudged on we drew the 2012 Kegworth dig to a close in the later afternoon. Taking full opportunity to back fill test pits and learn about walnut tree’s from the extremely knowledge local archaeologist Robert whilst sheltering from the rain.

The day before, however, had been much more fruitful, the weather was magnificent and there was plenty of digging to keep everyone on their toes. More Pottery was found, small pieces of masonry, a large piece of cattle bone which delighted the young archaeologist’s.  However, no features on building structure were found. Therefore, we have concluded that the site was the water meadow and orchard of the local manner house in which various items had worked their way into the soil over the years by being left behind or discarded.

Pat, after Monday’s digging, had researched the blue piece of glass which had been found. She discovered that the blue glass dated to 1853 which is the oldest datable item found on site. This had been found by volunteers from the local community. The bottle had held expensive chemicals which had been bought from a chemist due to the quality, shape and colour of the glass!

However, now that this week had drawn to a close me and Pat are looking forward to next weeks dig at Castle Donnington as we’re hoping to get our hands on some good old fashioned medieval archaeology and seeing some new and old faces getting stuck in! Hooray!

Fingers crossed for some lovely weather!

Over & Out,

Jennifer Drapans (A new archaeologist joining the Sir John MooreTeam)

 
 

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