Bective excavations Blog


Day 14 – Call in the specialists
July 23, 2009, 10:02 pm
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Today we had a visits of some key specialists who assisted in the identification of our pottery, bone and environmental finds. Roasanne Meenan, post-medieval pottery specialist, took the finds personnel through some of the pottery that came up in the upper layers of the cuttings. Then Fiona Beglane gave an inspiring seminar on the identification of animal bones. We have rats and cats (no elephants), horses, cattle, sheep, birds, pigs. We removed of the last of the medieval waste and a sample will be examined on Monday for plants, seeds and fishbones. A human skull was recovered in the pit in the corner of cutting E where John had found a clay pipe and knife. We celebrated the birthday of Joanne, the finds analyst for CRDS, keeping everyone honest.

 

Rosanne

Post-medieval pottery expert, Rosanne Meenan, goes through the finds with Stephanie.

 

Bone expert, Fiona Beglane, showing the hip bone is connected to the leg bone.

Bone expert, Fiona Beglane, showing the hip bone is connected to the leg bone.

 

The 'men who know' in cutting B.

The 'men who know' in cutting B; Nicky Mallon, Matthew and Tim Stout.

Maureen Finn and Nick Mallon, dynamic volunteers from Drogheda.

Maureen Finn and Nicky Mallon, dynamic volunteers from Drogheda.

 

Sharon from Drakestown, County Louth, and Grace from the Philippines, troweling.

Sarah from Drakestown, County Louth, and Grace from the Philippines, troweling.

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To Stephanie Molloy: Lovely to see you so enthralled in your work, Stephanie and obviously learning lots. Perhaps you can take Grant and I on a tour next summer (2010)when we visit!
Katie

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