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Day 2 – 2012 Excavations: New Finds and New Cuttings
July 3, 2012, 9:36 pm
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Two new cuttings were opened; one in the monastic garden and one located to expose the medieval ditch first discovered in 2009. The rain stayed away for the day and great progress was made throughout the site. Medieval deposits have been reached in the corner of Cutting P where a nice floor tile and medieval ridge tile were found. Sods were removed from the garden cutting where we dream of finding a central water feature. There is rumor on the site that Noel Carey’s design has won the competition to build a rain shelter for the excavation. Construction is ‘shovel ready’.

Jim, Rory (in pirate bandana), Tom and Peter excavate in new Cutting Q, placed to uncover another section of the ditch that was first revealed in the 2009 season.

Emma and Michael strip the sods from cutting R in the middle of the monastic garden.

Conall and Michael did a fantastic job with the tea today. They expanded the seating area and provided great cups of tea to the weary workers.

Find of the day went to Noel Carey who discovered a coin, thought to date from seventeenth century. Nóra and Richard assisted in the discovery.

Close-up of the coin. We will try to get a better photo for our numismatic followers.

Lucas found a medieval ridge tile in Cutting P. Go Lucas!!!!

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