Bective excavations Blog


Day 15 – Cuttings J and K finished, H extended
July 24, 2011, 10:34 am
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There was a great buzz on the site today with the completion of excavation in Cuttings J and K and homing in on Cutting H. The  planners moved in to the excavated  Cuttings which have had their sections recorded and features planned. Excavation of Cutting J has shown that the post-pad building did not extend further west and may have supported  an open-sided  structure. Cutting K revealed further evidence for a medieval garden and an outer precinct wall. Further excavation of the stone structures in Cutting H indicates a sequence of building where the robber trench wall is older than the ‘turret’. We have extended Cutting H to expose the other side of the ‘turret’ with the valued help of George and his son Georgie Knight. We have also located a new Cutting west of the garden cutting to see how far the precinct wall extends.

Work continues on the tower and walls in Cutting H.

Cutting J after excavations. The shallow pit can be seen top left.

Cutting K after excavation. The precinct (and or garden) wall crosses the cutting from east to west. The garden soil north of the wall is over a metre thick.

With Cuttings K and J completed the team focussed its attention on the buildings in Cutting H. George and Georgie Knight worked on the eastern extension to the cutting.

Stephanie and Siobhán at work on the section in Cutting K.

Helen and Donal wash bones.

Michael, a transition year student from Castleknock College , cuts the cake marking his farewell. He seems to have enjoyed his week on the excavation.

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