Avebury Dig 2014 – Day 3

Removal of the backfill continued and we’re now down into untouched deposits.

Finds so far have included worked flint, possible Mesolithic bladelets and medieval pottery sherds but it’s early days…

Dame Helen Ghosh, Director General of the National Trust (in blue in photo), visited Avebury and spent over an hour at the dig, in temperatures hotter than the surface of the sun! She discussed the work with Dr Nick, Dr Alistair Pike (right of photo), Dr Josh Pollard, Dr Mark Gillings and our very own Dr Ros, not to mention the students from the Universities of Southampton and Leicester.

 

Dame Helen Ghosh, Director General of the National Trust, visits the dig

Dame Helen Ghosh, Director General of the National Trust, visits the dig.

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4 thoughts on “Avebury Dig 2014 – Day 3

  1. David Parry

    I’ll be coming down to help tomorrow (friend of Dr M.G.) – glad you’ve got down to untouched deposits, though it’s still going to be hard work in this weather. Nothing like taking a day off work to go excavating in close on 30 degree heat! Looking forward to meeting everyone.

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    1. Dr Nick

      Hi David, it,ll be great to have you along. At the moment it feels more like digging in the Med. than our own beloved Wiltshire. But at least this year we haven’t had any lightning strikes so far! Look forward to meeting you.

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  2. Virginia

    I was there on Meet and Greet duty yesterday afternoon, and it was fascinating;I reckon I learnt a lot myself. Full of sympathy for the diggers as it was second hottest day of the year.

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  3. Dr Nick

    Thanks so much Virginia. The Meet and Greet volunteers are doing a marvellous job. I hope you’re able to pop down to see how we progress later in the dig.

    Reply

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