Bective excavations Blog


Day 12 – 2012 Excavations: Cutting Q Completed
July 17, 2012, 8:13 pm
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It was a busy day on the site with work progressing in all the cuttings and a lot of special visitors. The collapsed stone layer is being planned in the lay-brother’s range. Cutting Q is completely excavated. No ditch appeared but there is a shallow medieval trench passing through the cutting. The Garden Cutting R should be finished tomorrow. We expect to do a lot of planning in the next few days. Sample processing is in high gear and continues to yield fantastic material. A curving trench associated with iron slag is coming up in Cutting P. Could this be evidence for industrial activity just north of the grain drying kilns? We had new young volunteers on the site: Sara, Emer, Shane and Alanna. We hope they enjoyed their day and will make a career out of archaeology.

Cutting Q after excavation.

Cutting Q from the west with Bective Abbey in the distance.

Sadhbh (foreground) and Katherine (back) in cutting S South. Flora and Phoebe look on.

Flotation samples set out to … not exactly dry in this weather, just to get less wet.

Matthew surveys the collapsed wall in Cutting S North.

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