Today we spent our first full day on site. This started by setting up the site office (including some improvised carpentry to support our finds table) and laying out Trench B.
Today’s major event however was the opening of trench A. This gave the team the chance to watch a digger take up top soil and look for archaeological features in the clay – archaeological machine watching.
After trench A was opened a section was cut and cleaned up to show different stratigraphic layers; After lunch, trench B was opened as well.
Hayley found a few sherds of medieval pottery which was encouraging and gives us a bit of hope as to possible medieval remains.
We returned back to base camp after a trip to the supermarket and around Yeovil, to a delicious bolognese made by Kimberley and Bill.