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Day 18 – 2012 Excavations: The Endgame
July 25, 2012, 8:08 pm
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Surveying is in full swing now that Cuttings P is completely excavated. The finishing touches were made to Cutting S South. The drain and wall are looking really good. Sadhbh has identified a blocked entrance in the south wall and has exposed a drain under the wall as well. Cutting S North will be completed tomorrow morning. In this cutting a wall which was sitting on the drain fill was planned and removed. Rosanne is sharpening her surveying implements for a session of planning in the afternoon. A bronze object with some wood attached was found in the drain in Cutting S South (find of the day). All the soil samples have been floated and their processing continues. Registration and numbering of finds is almost completed and we are ready to present the specialists with their parcels for final analysis. Through the day a large number of students from St Patrick’s College visited the site. Go Pats!!

Planning in Cutting P. Sophie supervises.

Detail of the drain in Cutting S South.

Cutting S South from the east.

A large number of visitors joined the many volunteers from St Patrick’s College Drumcondra. They gather here to celebrate the History Society’s victory. The Pats Hist Soc won the ‘Most Improved Society’ award in 2011-12. Noel (past president) holds the award flanked by society officers Maeve and James.. Go Pats!!!

Noel Carey (past president of the History Society of St Patrick’s College) pretends to present their award to Lecturer Matthew Stout.

The OPW JCB arrived on the site to begin infilling the cuttings, OMG.

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