Avebury Dig 2015 Day 6

With great luck, yesterday – the wettest day of the summer – fell on the digger’s day off, but today could not have been a greater contrast; a beautiful crystal clear day with bright sunshine, fluffy clouds for a little light relief and a gentle breeze – wonderful digging weather.

Trench Four is a pretty busy place to be.

Trench Four is a pretty busy place to be.

After their well-earned rest our dedicated team got to work with great enthusiasm, even digging through tea breaks and the atmosphere on site is excellent.

There is a real air of hope about this excavation, the finds are coming up thick and fast and yet we have only really just started, the real excavation lies ahead, so it’s going to  be an interesting couple of weeks.  The sunshine brought out lots of visitors and our dedicated team of National Trust volunteers did a fantastic job of informing people about the dig and the diggers themselves are always happy to have a chat – an excuse to stand up and ease those cramped muscles.

So, with today’s count of arrowheads standing at seven, the highest found in one day (a couple of which are featured here), not to mention hammer stones, scrapers and knives all being discovered we look forward to seeing what tomorrow brings.  Watch this space, or better still, come and see for yourself.

A few of todays finds: Left to right, arrowhead, scraper, arrowhead.

A few of todays finds: Left to right, arrowhead, scraper, arrowhead.

 

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