Avebury Dig 2015 Day 11

Today (finally ) brought sunshine and the team have made good headway clearing down towards the worm sorted horizon in Trench 6.

Getting down to business in Trench 6

Getting down to business in Trench 6

In English (rather than archaeospeak) that’s the layer in, and just above which, we’ve found the vast majority of the middle Neolithic finds  we’ve had from the site.

Doctoral student Emily Banfield excavating the pit in Trench 4

Doctoral student Emily Banfield excavating the pit in Trench 4

The most exciting development of the day was the discovery of what seems to be a middle Neolithic pit in Trench 4. So far it’s produced no less than 5 Chisel arrowheads (all of slightly different types) and a very fine scraper.

3 of the 5 chisel arrowheads and the scraper from the pit in Trench 4

3 of the 5 chisel arrowheads and the scraper from the pit in Trench 4

There’s a long way to go to finish digging the pit. So check back in to the blog and see how things develop.

 

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About Dr Nick

Dr Nick Snashall is Archaeologist for Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site. She is fascinated by prehistoric stones, large and small, and their potential for unlocking the secrets of our past. Nick is co-director of Living with Monuments (an AHRC funded research project aiming to address our lack of knowledge of Neolithic settlement and non-monumental activity through targetted fieldwork and archival research into the Avebury region) and Ground -Truthing Stonehenge’s ‘Superhenge’: excavations at Durrington Walls (Current Archaeology's 2017 Research Project of the Year)

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