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Day 3 – 2012 Excavations: Caw visits site – Mascot wars
July 4, 2012, 8:49 pm
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It was a dry and beautiful day at the Bective dig. Rain stopped no play and all the cuttings continued to make progress. A new cutting that spans the nineteenth century boundary wall and intended to explore the Lay Brothers range was begun today. Matt Stout laid it out and then cut the sods with Alison and Niamh Duggan who were up for the day from Rosslare, County Wexford with their parents. Later Noel joined the small crew in Cutting S North. In the afternoon Noel and Conall started to build the dream that was Noel’s vision of a waterproof covering for cutting S. It might become one of the wonders of the modern worlds, we will see. There was no clear winner of the find of the day competition, but contenders were: Lucas with a flint core in Cutting P, Michael with a nice piece of decorated Bellarmine stoneware  from Cutting R, and James found a sherd of decorated medieval pottery.

Richard brought his pet jackdaw to the site today. ‘Caw’ is an amazing bird that loves to sit on Richard’s shoulder, fly about and return again. Everyone was reminded, however, that the official mascot of the site was Sophie, the beagle belonging to co-directors Matthew and Geraldine. Wez, Catriona’s lovely little pup and the ever present Jake will just have to live with being unofficial mascots.

Cupcakes were presented to Paula and Lucas at afternoon tea break. Paula is leaving the excavation from today. Lucas was given a red, white and blueberry cupcake in honour of Independence Day in the United States.

Matt and Noel cut sods in Cutting S North.

Oisin found a bolt-like object in Cutting P. What is it exactly?

Wezo enjoying his visit to Crocket’s Pub

Sophie, official mascot of the Bective excavations.

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