Bective excavations Blog

Day 1 – We’re Back Again
July 5, 2010, 9:19 pm
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The group gathers for the ceremonial cutting of the first sod

Today, 5 July 2010, we began the second season at Bective Abbey. We are full of expectations for the excavation. The large team cleared the sods in two 5m x 5m cuttings at a rate never seen before. By the end of the day it is possible that we already have another post pad belonging to the large wooden structure (infirmary?). Medieval pottery, post-medieval, a tile fragment, iron knives, roof slates and nails are part of our first day’s finds. Things are looking good for tomorrow.

The 2010 team at Bective

Neil, Alexis, Rosanne and Ciaran de-sodding in Cutting 1

Stephen Mandal wheels the first ceremonial sod to the spoil heap with the encouragement of Simba

The new dance craze, parallel de-sodding!


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Glad to see some progress being made! Wish I could be there to help. Keep up the good work!

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