Day 9, December 8th 2007
Things were going well and the team had cleaned up all the trench for photos, when the rain increased and it became too wet in the trench to carry on working. So by mid day we began to pack up and head towards the Lodge for some hot drinks and mince pies, thanks to Ken and russell for their kind generosity. Everyone was wet and cold but were cheered up by the jovial banter generated by Project Co-ordinator Phil Cox.
Thanks to Neil, Larura, Ryan and Dave et al. for all their hard work that day because it paid dividends. That afternoon we had a visit from Dr Ray Karl and his wife Sonia, from Bangor University, who have shown interest and encouragement in our efforts. They both seemed very impressed and exicted about the archaeology revealed during our recent excavations. It appears that we do have at least 2 phases of rampart works within our trench, and the revetted wall slowly being revealed may be fairly substantial. On behalf of the project I would like to thank Dr Karl and his wife for agreeing to come along and cast a discerning eye over our dig.
Therefore, from tomorrow I and the team will re-double our efforts, and begin by extending the trench by 1m to the south in line with our intended excavation strategy, hopefully showing structures in situ and sections providing a view to phasing and profile. We may not come across many finds in the shape of metal, flint or pot but we may be able to shed some light on the chronological narrative of the site?
Posted by Tony Hanna, Dec 10, 2007