Bective excavations Blog


Day 11 – Key to the Site
July 19, 2010, 9:46 pm
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As the rain came down in buckets, Geraldine used the opportunity to begin a descriptive survey of Bective Abbey with members of the excavation team. All the while, under the protective canopy, Catriona used the rain as an opportunity to catch up on the deluge of finds. She had the able assistance of Peter Lacey. The rain stopped after lunch and it was business as usual in the cuttings. Will and Gianmarco found a key while emptying the stone-filled drain in cutting 2. They are looking for the door it unlocks now. Stephanie got the ‘dirtiest worker on site’ award while bravely emptying the ditch in long cutting 3 during heavy rainfall. At the end of the day we had a visit from a troupe of merry pranksters from Drogheda; Flann, Sean and Andrew. They got a tour of the excavations and then retired for refreshments at Crockets pub, our local.

Catriona (left) watches over the finds room with Paula, Peter and Mackenzie. No Peter, the toothbrushes are not for your teeth!

Will and Gianmarco with their key to the site.

The finds tray from cutting 2; it all adds up.

It's a dirty job but somebody's (Stephanie's) got to do it!

Sean, Andrew and Flann from Drogheda, county Louth, outside Crockett's Pub. The Meath Flag has been digitally remastered in their honour.

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