Bective excavations Blog


Day 8 – Getting to the bottom of things
July 15, 2009, 8:40 pm
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The section across the construction ditch of the enclosure is almost finished. The ditch seems to date from the 17th century because a sherd of post-medieval pottery was found in the silt layer. Despite this, there are definite medieval layers across the site and a bumper crop of medieval pottery was harvested in the course of the day. John found a beautiful seventeenth-century clay pipe bowl in a depression cut into the medieval layers. We had a visit today from historian Dr Fionnán Tuite (Dunshaughlin and University College Dublin) who has just completed a Ph.D. on sixteenth-century Meath. We hope Fionnán comes back to tell us more.

 

John (from Greece and University College Dublin) with his clay pipe bowl.

John (from Greece and University College Dublin) with his clay pipe bowl.

 

Micheál Máirtin Ó Loídeáin trowels near the base of the 'construction ditch'.

Micheál Máirtin Ó Loídeáin trowels near the base of the 'construction ditch'.

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