Bective excavations Blog

Day 3 – Medieval floor uncovered
July 6, 2011, 11:07 pm
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It’s hard to believe its only three days since we started excavations at Bective. Cutting H is hotting up with the uncovering of a mortared wall and floor surface. There is a dip in one end of the Cutting which may be the lip of a ditch. More tile fragments today and a fine piece of  roll moulding from cutting H. The hard workers in cutting J were glad to announce the final removal of the stoney (and extremely unpleasant) sod layer. A lead or pewter spoon was found near the closing bell.

Health and safety has kicked in and our site manager Noel, with the help of Connel, has constructed an enclosing fence. This morning we had an enjoyable  site visit from the St Patrick’s M.Ed Class in History and Geography Education. Fionnuala Waldron and Brian Ruane led the group of students. They got a tour of the abbey, visited our nearby ringfort and then went on to visit Trim Castle. Later in the afternoon we had more visitors, this time a couple from the state of Washington.

Jordan standing proudly over the proudly standing wall in cutting H. The lip of the ditch (?) can be seen to the left.

Some of the M.Ed. students from St Patrick's College, Drumcondra.

More visitors from St Patrick's College.


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