Bective excavations Blog


Day 11 – A significant section
July 20, 2011, 9:17 pm
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Despite a very damp and cold day the great team at Bective Abbey worked on regardless and progress was made in the three cuttings. The deep profile of the ‘garden soil’ in the garden Cutting K is quite remarkable and contrasts dramatically with the profile outside the exposed ‘precinct’ wall. A section along the ‘robber trench’ in Cutting H was very significant when planned in that it showed that the wall and ‘tower’ were built after the thirteenth century kiln was in use. The wall, when constructed, cut through kiln waste and the tower sits on kiln waste. Susan continued wet sieving samples for environmental evidence.

This beautiful medieval floor tile shows a griffin rampant. This may be a new tile design for Ireland.

Tile recovered in cutting H.

 

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