Bective excavations Blog


Day 3 – When cows go bad (and another medieval tile)
July 8, 2009, 10:02 pm
Filed under: Archaeology Ireland

Our morning began with an impromptu session of yoga led by Shannon to get us ready for a new day. We opened up a new cutting across the bank of the enclosure to see if we could find the construction ditch. IAFS students completed the planning of the stony layer and learned how to take levels. In all three cuttings, we began to remove the stoney layer. The fruit of our labour was a beautiful medieval floor tile. Later in the day we had to defend our cuttings from a herd of Meath cows. We hope to find the ditch tomorrow, cows willing!

Shannon Pate from Newport, California shows her first plan.

Shannon Pate from Newport, California shows her first plan.

Close up of medieval tile

Erica Peron of Portland, Oregon shows the tile she has just discovered.

Erica Peron of Portland, Oregon shows the tile she has just discovered.

  

Co-Director Geraldine Stout caught thinking about the site.

Co-Director Geraldine Stout caught thinking about the site.

 

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I trust that is the appropriate form that Geraldine is filling in, and that it was filed and recorded in the ‘Thinking about the site’ register!

Comment by Steve

I worked with Gearldine and Mr David Sweetman at Ballymote Castle over 30 years ago, and can only say that all their intentions were fantastic, and very diligent, noble, good, hard working people.

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