Bective excavations Blog


Day 17 – Things are heating up in Cutting H
July 26, 2011, 10:10 pm
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Things always heat up on the last day/ s of an excavation season and the Bective Abbey Project is no exception. The directors were dizzy after a day of call ups to examine new features and exciting finds. We have yet another flue associated with last years kiln; a chamber with a curving wall that produced a 13th century Penny (well done, Noel!), an impressive section of wall with its footing and a thick charcoal and ash spread and a piece of carved column (Well done, George!). In the midst of all this excitement we had a visit from the Meath Archaeological and Historical Society and our old friend Tommy Coogan.

George Knight with is freshly-discovered piece of window molding.

Tommy Coogan (second from left) with his daughter Arlene (left), Rory and Stephanie. Tommy built the riddle seen in this picture. It has served us well at Knowth Site M and here on the Bective Abbey Project.

Members of the Meath Archaeological and Historical Society visited Bective to view the excavations. Here they are seen presenting Geraldine with copy of their journal, Riocht Na Midhe.

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At the end of Day 17 we had a range of new walls and discoveries. The curved (bottom right) produced a silver penny possibly from the 13th century. A new series of walls and burnt material can be seen at the top right of the photo.

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