Avebury Dig 2015 Day 9

A busy day on site.

A busy day on site.

Well it’s been a bit of a media day here, everyone is keen to know what’s going on and what is being discovered at this intriguing site.  Dr Nick Snashall (National Trust) did most of the interviews including with ITV News West Country, the Gazette and Herald, BBC Radio Wiltshire and Western Daily Press; however, a reluctant Dr Josh Pollard (University of Southampton) was roped in to give a further radio interview with BBC Radio Wiltshire while Dr Alistair Pike (University of Southampton) gave Marlborough News Online an in-depth description of the discoveries so far in Trench 6.

Dr Nick being interviewed by ITV News West Country.

Dr Nick being interviewed by ITV News West Country.

Josh being interviewed by BBC Wiltshire.

Josh being interviewed by BBC Wiltshire.

Trench 4 has now been taken down to the next level, revealing the top of the occupation layer, and has produced not only the wonderful macehead found yesterday but more fragments of Fengate Ware pottery as well as lots more worked flint.

Excitement is also building in Trench 6 as the post holes that are visible in the surface of the geology suggest that a structure (hopefully a house) will be discovered within the next few days.

Certainly this is one of the busiest sites I’ve been on, and today was particularly so.  There have been many members of the public visiting to see what is going on, the National Trust guides are doing a wonderful job at escorting people to the site and explaining the archaeology.  Watch this space for what tomorrow brings or better still come and take a look for yourself.

A few shots of the day.

A few shots of the day.

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2 thoughts on “Avebury Dig 2015 Day 9

  1. Claire Maycock

    Visited today as a birthday treat and enjoyed watching the dig and talking to the lovely guides. Have my fingers crossed for that house! Thanks for sharing your finds.

    Reply
  2. ntabbygeorge Post author

    Happy Birthday Claire! I’m really pleased you enjoyed your visit, keep an eye on the blog for further updates.

    Reply

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