Yesterday brought rain, thunder, more rain and a lightning strike! Happily today’s weather was kinder. But yesterday’s washout afternoon meant that Trench 3 had to be left to drain today. So all efforts were firmly focused on Trench 2.
The finds from this trench are already looking different to the ones we’ve had so far from Trench 3. There is more waste from working flint and, so far at least, less tools. The first indications from the upper levels are that some of the flint working at least may be of a slightly later date (Later Neolithic or Early Bronze Age) than the Trench 3 material.
The pottery in Trench 2 seems to be more mixed too. It looks as if we may have some Early Neolithic pottery and what we think may be a sherd of Early Bronze Age Beaker .
If this is Beaker it wouldn’t be a total surprise as Keiller found Beaker material buried at the foot of some of the stones in the West Kennet Avenue. Our pottery expert hasn’t looked at this yet so watch this space for an update from Dr Ros later.