Avebury Dig 2014 – Day 11


Onto every dig a little rain must fall… But unfortunately today the team would have needed webbed feet to be able to continue digging. Though if truth be told as much as we archaeologists like to think of ourselves as caring types  it’s not the well-being of our diggers that normally stops us working on a site when rain reaches biblical proportions, it’s the well-being of the site. Excavation relies upon the careful observation, recording and removal of different layers and deposits of soil. So when more of that material is being removed on your boots than with your trowels the digging has to stop. And so it came to pass that on Avebury Dig 2014 – Day  11 we beat a tactical retreat.

Our very own barrow cemetery, as rain stopped play for the day Our eagle-eyed Dig Photographer in Residence Mike Robinson spotted a new barrow cemetery, as rain stopped play

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