After yesterday’s press frenzy it was straight back down to business on Day 10. The weather hadn’t read the script and as the day progressed we had increasingly heavy bursts of rain. But in Trench 4 now that we’re down into the archaeology proper the troops barely noticed.
Ros, our resident pottery expert , was back on site and much to our relief confirmed that the rim we found on Day 8 was indeed Fengate Ware ( a form of a Middle Neolithic pottery style known as Peterborough Ware). And better still we found more pottery today, though truth be told the crumb-like sherd I found today was pitiful in comparison to Day 8’s offering others had more luck.
We’re still getting large amounts of flint debitage (the waste from producing flint tools) in Trench4. We also found flint tools here and there.
We had several more scrapers and Mark came up trumps again with another lovely chisel arrowhead.